For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful…
has been a day through all ages so solemn and sacred, that , a father and saint of the second century, calls it ἡ βασίλισσα ἡμερα, the Queen day in the calendar. We do not owe this solemnity then to the rubric of the Roman Church.
(A. Littleton, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.