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Isaiah 9 - NIV

1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—


The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.

4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.

5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.

6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.

The Lord’s Anger Against Israel


The Lord has sent a message against Jacob;
it will fall on Israel.

9 All the people will know it—
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—
who say with pride
and arrogance of heart,

10 “The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”

11 But the Lord has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them
and has spurred their enemies on.

12 Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west
have devoured Israel with open mouth.

Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.


But the people have not returned to him who struck them,
nor have they sought the Lord Almighty.

14 So the Lord will cut off from Israel both head and tail,
both palm branch and reed in a single day;

15 the elders and dignitaries are the head,
the prophets who teach lies are the tail.

16 Those who guide this people mislead them,
and those who are guided are led astray.

17 Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men,
nor will he pity the fatherless and widows,
for everyone is ungodly and wicked,
every mouth speaks folly.

Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.


Surely wickedness burns like a fire;
it consumes briers and thorns,
it sets the forest thickets ablaze,
so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.

19 By the wrath of the Lord Almighty
the land will be scorched
and the people will be fuel for the fire;
they will not spare one another.

20 On the right they will devour,
but still be hungry;
on the left they will eat,
but not be satisfied.
Each will feed on the flesh of their own offspring[a] :

21 Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, and Ephraim on Manasseh;
together they will turn against Judah.

Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.


a. Isaiah 9:20 Or arm

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Summary: These things “To Be Announced” are throughout the Bible. In them we can have absolute hope and faith as God’s plan comes to fruition even in an election year.
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2017
Summary: Darkness is associated with a number of unpleasant things. When we are in the dark, we tend to move slowly or wander aimlessly. We tend to be scared in the dark, mainly because we can’t see the dangers that would be apparent if it were light.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-4
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Shared by: Troy Mueller on Dec, 2016
Summary: How to answer the question, "What did you get for Christmas"!
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah 9:15
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Shared by: Dr. Maria Saunders on Dec, 2016
Summary: It’s poor etiquette to attend a party and don’t bring the host/honoree a gift. We should feel privileged to receive an invitation to attend. Therefore, it’s extremely important that we bring the right gifts to the honoree.
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Shared by: Rev. Mike Ansley on Dec, 2016
Summary: A short sermon for Christmas. Jesus the bringer of peace.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a message for advent that begins with the question of human affections and moves to the ultimate expression of love that is Jesus Christ incarnate.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
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Shared by: Dennis Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: In the Christmas sermon we're looking at Jesus Christ, the light of the world, and the true light of Christ by looking at several attributes of light.
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Shared by: Frank Queen on Dec, 2016
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Dec, 2016
Summary: This was a devotional talk during the holiday season to express the unique role Jesus has as God's Prince of Peace in which he represents God to us and brings Shalom to the world.
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Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Dec, 2016
Summary: What would Christmas be like if it was REALLY a celebration of Jesus birth, if He was the focus of all we said and did from rising in the morning until we went to bed? What would it be like? What impact would it have on our family and friends?
Series: Advent 2016
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Dec, 2016
Summary: A message focusing on the gift of God in Christ.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Views: 20
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Birth of Jesus was foretold centuries before He was born.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7
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Shared by: Jordan Muck on Nov, 2016
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is Head of all governments.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7
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Views: 227
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Shared by: Jeff Waibel on Sep, 2016
Summary: 2,000 years ago everyone was watching the Roman empire, but the most important event happened in a stable in the little town of Bethlehem. A baby was born and the birth was so important the birth announcement was sent 700 years earlier.
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2016
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2016
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2016
Summary: God does not lower his hand saying that he will try to be more understanding. He lowers his hand against us because he raises it against his Son Jesus Christ, who gladly receives it for our redemption.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:8-10:4
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Views: 209
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Shared by: Andy Grossman on May, 2016
Summary: Voting is a Christians Responsibility
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Views: 392
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Apr, 2016
Summary: The idea of giving gifts was not started by advertisers; they just distorted it for their own gain!
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Views: 65
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Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 9
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7
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Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
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Views: 319
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Dec, 2015
Summary: Jesus was given His name way before He was born.
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7
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Views: 3,558
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Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Dec, 2015
Summary: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6-7
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Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2015
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Views: 1,041
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Shared by: James O. Davis on Dec, 2015
Summary: Will Christ be the center of your celebration this Christmas season? Are you living for the things that Christ died for?
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
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Shared by: Mike Dankson on Dec, 2015
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
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Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Dec, 2015
Summary: I preached this sermon last Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at our Christmas Carol Service. It is shown here as it was presented. The sermon talks about the Light of Jesus that brings hope for more than a season.
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2015
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7
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