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…
The King must be the Son of Man. The real root of king and queen is "kin." The king is not the "able" man but the "kinsman" of the race. All our fundamental, social, and political ideas have their root in the patriarchal home, as the researches of Sir H. Maine and other able scholars have established; and in the king the whole "kindred" is represented "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given." The King who rules in righteousness, mighty to save, is the Son of Man, the Divine Kinsman of our race.
(J. B. Brown, B. 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.