5 For a child has been born to us, A son has been given us. And authority has settled on his shoulders. He has been named “The Mighty Hashem is planning grace; The Eternal Father, a peaceable ruler”—
kee YE-led yu-lad LA-nu BEN ni-tan LA-nu va-t’-HEE ha-mis-RAH al shikh-MO va-yik-RA sh’-MO PE-le yo-AYTZ AYL gi-BOR a-vee AD sar sha-LOM
ה כִּי־יֶלֶד יֻלַּד־לָנוּ בֵּן נִתַּן־לָנוּ וַתְּהִי הַמִּשְׂרָה עַל־שִׁכְמוֹ וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ פֶּלֶא יוֹעֵץ אֵל גִּבּוֹר אֲבִיעַד שַׂר־שָׁלוֹם׃
9:5 For a child has been born to us
Yeshayahu’s prophecy of the upcoming salvation of the people is combined with a vision regarding the birth of a child. Judging from the context of the prophecy, Yeshayahu appears to be referring to the righteous King Chizkiyahu, whom tradition credits with educating all the Children of Israel about the intricacies of Hashem’s laws. Over the last three chapters, Yeshayahu has combined prophecies of redemption with announcements of upcoming births. This signifies that even if the present may seem difficult, the future will always be brighter.