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ISAIAH 9 V 6


 

Isaiah 9 v 6 is quite obviously badly translated. 

 

Isa 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

The last part of the above verse says The everlasting Father, the word everlasting in Strong’s Concordance is H 5703. 
 

The first half of this verse is talking about Jesus Christ. The second part is not talking about Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is not the Mighty God and He is not the everlasting Father. God the Father is the everlasting Father. Notice in Isa. 57 v 15; the Hebrew word H57O3 used in Isa. 9 v 6 is translated eternity. 

 

Isa 57:15  For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

 

Notice in the above verse eternity in the Strong’s Concordance is H 5703. 

 

The everlasting Father is the God who has inhabited eternity. The proper translation should be.


Isa 9:6  ForH3588 unto us a childH3206 is born,H3205 unto us a sonH1121 is given:H5414 and the governmentH4951 shall be uponH5921 his shoulder:H7926 and his nameH8034 shall beH1961 calledH7121 Wonderful,H6382 Counsellor,H3289 The mightyH1368 God,H410 The everlastingH5703 Father,H1 The PrinceH8269 of Peace.H7965

 

The mighty God is identified as the Lord of Hosts, God the Father. 

 

Jer 32:18  You show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

 

God the Father is the Prince of peace. ‘Prince’ means head person, or captain, or chief. 

 

The Laodicean church has been given the knowledge of who God the Father is and who Jesus Christ is.  We must study and pray and ask God to reveal the truth to us, if we are genuine and have the correct heart and attitude He will show us.

 

Pro 2:1  My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you,

Pro 2:2  So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;

Pro 2:3  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,

Pro 2:4  If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Pro 2:5  Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.