In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.