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…
I. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MESSIAH'S BIRTH by the prophet.
1. The Person announced.
2. The terms of the announcement. Not for angel, nor for archangel, was the mighty scheme devised; it is for the human race — for man though rebel of his God; for man ruined and desolated by sin.
3. The confidence with which this announcement is made, as immediately taking place. "To us a Child is born; to us a Son is given." Faith pierces the vista of time, and beholds events, anticipated hundreds of years before, the birth of that glorious Redeemer who was slain from the foundation of the world; which had been promised by the word and oath of Jehovah Himself; and who, therefore, in the fulness of time should assuredly be granted.
II. THE OFFICE AND THE TITLES WHICH THE SAVIOUR SHOULD ASSUME.
(D. Wilson, M. A.)
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.