Hidden in plain sight!

baby JesusThroughout history, Isaiah 9:6 has been considered Messianic in nature; however, its declaration that the Messiah would be called “wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, prince of peace” has long challenged those who reject Jesus as the Messiah because it so accurately reflect the teaching about Jesus found in the New Testament. One of the most interesting translations of this verse is found in the translation produced by the Jewish Publication Society. It reads “For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Pele- joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar-shalom;” (Isa 9:6 JPS). Rather than dealing with the theological implications of these titles, they just stopped translating when they got to this part of the verse. Pele-Yoez-el-gibbor-abi-adi-sar-shalom are the Hebrew words themselves that convey these wonderful titles that describe our Messiah but, to those who do not read Hebrew, they are completely devoid of meaning. This is a good example of truth that is hidden in plain sight.

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