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  • Isaiah 9:1-4

    A great light

    Nonetheless, those who were in distress won’t be exhausted. At an earlier time, God cursed the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but later he glorified the way of the sea, the far side of the Jordan, and the Galilee of the nations.

    The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
        On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned.
    You have made the nation great;
        you have increased its joy.
    They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest,
        as those who divide plunder rejoice.
    As on the day of Midian, you’ve shattered the yoke that burdened them,
        the staff on their shoulders,
        and the rod of their oppressor.