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Of the growth of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will rule[a] over his kingdom,
    sitting on the throne of David,
to establish it and to uphold it[b]
    with justice and righteousness
        from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.

A Rebuke to Jacob and Israel

“The Lord[c] has sent a plague[d] against Jacob,
    and it will fall on Israel;
and all of the people were evil[e]
    Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—
        saying proudly with arrogant hearts:

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:7 DSS MT lack He will rule
  2. Isaiah 9:7 So 1QIsaa, referring to the throne; MT reads it, referring to the kingdom
  3. Isaiah 9:8 So 1QIsaa; MT reads Lord
  4. Isaiah 9:8 So LXX; MT reads word; 1QIsaa can mean plague or word.
  5. Isaiah 9:9 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read knew
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