|Isaiah 9:1-2 |
1 Nevertheless, the dimness shall no longer be upon those who were in distress, when at the first he humbled the land of Zebulon and the land of Napthali, but in the latter time he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan.
2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.1[All men sit in darkness and walk in darkness until their hearts have been purged from the evil that defiles them. From the Word of the Lord within: "First the light arises, then the kingdom. Light comes from faith in the voice."]
1 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined. We all walk in darkness until we have sought the Lord and have been purified by him, so that his light arises in our hearts, and we see the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus. And this is why Jesus came; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. Isa 42:7