Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:…
If we had some grievous tyrant ruling over us, and God should take him away and set a prince of singular clemency over us, should not the blessing of all the kingdom come upon Him for so singular a change? But when He taketh the devil's iron yokes off our necks and bringeth us under the kingdom of that most meek King who will not bruise a broken reed, nor quench the smoking flax, here none in comparison is thankful.
(P. Bayne, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: