Chapter 9: A Child is born
Judah will not suffer as greatly as Israel. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
“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, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall 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.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Because of their unholy pride, Israel will be defeated by her enemies: its head (elder and honorable) and tail (false prophet) will be cut off. The people of Israel will also attack each other. Exile and slaughter will be a punishment for social injustice.
But it is important to note, that “…the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they are led of them that are destroyed.” (Isaiah 9:16) Therefore those who lead and misguide will be dealt a very harsh punishment!
Chapter 10: Few People Shall be Left
Woe to Assyria, the unintentional instrument in the hand of the Lord – it will be punished for its arrogant superiority.
“Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth (chops) therewithin…” (Isaiah 10:15) Which of course means, Can man Prosper against God? The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT! Do not be afraid of the Assyrians – the Lord will preserve a remnant of the house of Jacob. Isaiah prophesies attacks on a number of specific Juhan cities. The proud of Judah will be humbled.