1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish.
In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun
and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious
the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 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.
3 You have multiplied
the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder.
4 For the yoke
of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of
their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.