Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it…
Charles, King of Sweden, father of the great Gustavus Adolphus, was an ardent Protestant, and purposed for his country more good than he was able to accomplish. His son, who gave early promise of his brilliant qualities, was his father's great hope. Often when a scheme of reformation, yet impracticable, was referred to, the king would lay his hand upon the boy's head and say to the bystanders, "He will do it." So with respect to all which cannot now be accomplished, our faith should look confidently to "Great David's greater Son," in whose reign it will surely be effected.
(Sunday School Teacher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
WEB: Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.