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…
As if Heaven would underline the words to catch the eye, as if it were the keynote of its love, and should be the keynote of our song of praise, the words are twice repeated — "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given."
(A. Maclennan, 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.