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There will be no end to the ·growth [abundance; increase] of his ·rule [dominion; government],
    nor to the peace he will bring.
He will rule as king on David’s throne
    and over David’s kingdom [2 Sam. 7:11–16].
He will ·make it strong [establish and sustain it]
    by ruling with justice and ·goodness [righteousness]
    from now on and forever.
·The Lord All-Powerful will do this
    because of his strong love for his people [L The zeal/jealousy of the Lord Almighty/of Heaven’s Armies/T of hosts will accomplish this].

God Will Punish Israel

The Lord sent a message against ·the people of Jacob [L Jacob];
    it ·says that God will judge [L will fall on] Israel.
Then everyone in Israel, even ·the leaders [L Ephraim and those living] in Samaria,
    will know that God has sent it.
Those people are proud and ·brag [L arrogant of heart] by saying,

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