ISAIAH 9:6          

Isaiah 9:5 (in the Hebrew version)

Literal translation:

For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us and dominion is on his shoulders, and his name shall be called wonderful, councilor, Mighty God (or God is Mighty), Eternal Father (or my Fat her is Eternal), Prince of Peace.

כִּי־יֶלֶד יֻלַּד־לָנוּ בֵּן נִתַּן־לָנוּ וַתְּהִי הַמִּשְׂרָה עַל־שִׁכְמֹו וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמֹו פֶּלֶא יֹועֵץ אֵל גִּבֹּור אֲבִיעַד שַׂר־שָׁלֹום׃

Vayikra sh’mo (and his name shall be called)

Peleh, yoets (wonderful, councilor)

El gibbor(mighty God)

Aviyad (eternal Father)

Sar-Shalom (Prince or Ruler of Peace)

Please remember this; there are no capital letters in Hebrew.  There are no periods or commas.  There were no vowels either in the original scrolls.  If you read Hebrew, you will notice a lot of additional little marks above and below the Hebrew.  These are called trope.  They tell you how to sing the melody that accompanies the text.



            In the Tanakh, Old Testament, in the English, this is found in Isaiah 9:6.

 “For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us, and the dominion will rest on his shoulder; the Wondrous Adviser, Mighty God, eternal Father, called his name Sar-shalom [Prince of peace].” (This appears as Isaiah 9:5 in the Stone Edition Tanakh, Arts Scroll Series, published by Mesorah Publications Ltd.; Brooklyn, NY, 1998)


As you can see, the word order from Advisor on is all out of order and wrong.  This interpretation leads you to believe that God called his name (the Messiah) Prince of Peace.  This says, in effect, that this child is not Mighty God nor Eternal Father.  Changing the text like this is blasphemous in my opinion.  Some versions of some Tanakhs even leave out whole chapters of Isaiah (53) because they are clearly MESSIANIC PROPHECIES. 

If you connect this verse with Micah 5:2 and Daniel 9:24-27, they all clearly state that this person, this Messiah, this child to be born to us, is ETERNAL, FROM ANCIENT OF DAYS! 

          Some think that this verse is talking about Cyrus, but Cyrus never claimed to be God, nor was he from ANCIENT OF DAYS!  It does say in Isaiah 45 that God entitled him messiah, or anointed one, to carry out God’s will, which was to rebuild the second temple (so Yeshua could come there and tell them that He was THE MESSIAH, MIGHTY GOD and ETERNAL FATHER!)  There were several messiahs in the Tanakh; Moses, King David, etc.  These men were called messiah because God anointed them to do a very special job, but there has only been one ETERNAL MESSIAH and GOD! 

Please read the whole PROPHECY page, and the whole Tanakh, and the B’rit Chadasha or New Testament, so you can see the wondrous Word of God in its entirety.  Please don’t take my word for any of this.  Check out what God Himself said.  Your eternal life and soul depends on your belief in the Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus (Yeshua means Savior in Hebrew and Jesus means Savior in Greek).  God said that the Messiah would bring about total forgiveness of sin in Isaiah 53.  He is the only way for total forgiveness.  Do you think God would promise us that He, Himself, was coming in the flesh and then not come?  What do you think God will do if you reject Him and the Messiah after all this work God put into telling us exactly how, when, where and why He was coming? Yeshua gave His very for you, and all of us, on the cross.  He gave His life so we might live eternally with Him.  Please pray to God to help you understand what He wrote and to find the real Messiah.

God bless you in your search for the truth of God.  There is only one God and one truth and one way for forgiveness and Heaven…Yeshua!