For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.
Shout with joy to God all the earth, sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Let’s keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.