172: Isaiah 9:6d


365 Prophecies: Prophecy 172

The Messiah will come to earth and be called: “Wonderful.”

Old Testament Prediction:

Isaiah 9:6d For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful

New Testament Fulfillment:

Matthew 21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant

Luke 4:22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Matthew 4:24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.

Matthew 9:2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.


The Hebrew word for Wonderful is pele’. In Isaiah 29:14, the Holy Spirit uses pele’ to describe the marvelous works that the Lord will do. In Exodus 15:11, pele’ is used to describe the Lord as Glorious in Holiness. In Psalms 77:1, pele’ is used to remember the works of the Lord as Wonders.[1]

The history of usage for the Hebrew word, pele’, is always in describing the works of God as incredible and having no equal among anything else in the universe. This is also one of the unique qualities attributed to the Messiah. We see these identical qualities, ascribed to Jesus by the testimony of the writers of the New Testament. No other person in the history of the world has had all of these distinctive attributes of the Messiah ascribed to him, except Jesus.

All those who have come into a personal relationship with Jesus speak of how wonderful He is, and the amazing way that He reveals Himself to those who sincerely seek Him with all of their heart. If we examine the works that Jesus has accomplished while on the earth, as attested to in the four Gospels, we see that He healed people who were suffering all of their life with conditions which caused them incredible despair and hopelessness. We see those heavily burdened with sin and the regrets of past mistakes, instantly freed of their heavy burdens of guilt, when Jesus spoke the simple words: Your sins are forgiven…

Although Jesus, is spoken of as the Creator/God of the universe, He allowed sinful and evil men to arrest Him, accuse Him of crimes He did not commit, torture, beat Him, and put Him to death—by the most painful execution known to man. Jesus did all of these things because of His great love for sinners, and His fervent desire to spare all human beings from the future judgment of God against all sin. Jesus took the curse of hell and death that was ours and nailed it to His cross when He died.

If Jesus cannot be ascribed the title of Wonderful, then the word should be stricken from all human language. It seems to this author that the reason the term Wonderful was created in the first place was to accurately define just how wonderful Jesus is, and what He has done for us.

[1] Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew words #6382, Englishman’s Concordance, three occurrences in the Old Testament.

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