Isaiah 42:3
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New International Version
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

New Living Translation
He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.

English Standard Version
a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.

New American Standard Bible
"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.

King James Bible
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick; He will faithfully bring justice.

International Standard Version
A crushed reed he will not break, and a fading candle he won't snuff out. He'll bring forth justice for the truth.

NET Bible
A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees.

New Heart English Bible
He won't break a bruised reed. And he won't extinguish a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will not break off a damaged cattail. He will not even put out a smoking wick. He will faithfully bring about justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A bruised reed shall he not break, And the dimly burning wick shall he not quench; He shall make the right to go forth according to the truth.

New American Standard 1977
“A bruised reed He will not break,
            And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;
            He will faithfully bring forth justice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall not break a bruised reed, nor shall he quench the smoking flax; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

King James 2000 Bible
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth justice unto truth.

American King James Version
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

American Standard Version
A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Darby Bible Translation
A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment according to truth.

English Revised Version
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment in truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

World English Bible
He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.

Young's Literal Translation
A bruised reed he breaketh not, And dim flax he quencheth not, To truth he bringeth forth judgment.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
42:1-4 This prophecy was fulfilled in Christ, Mt 12:17. Let our souls rely on him, and rejoice in him; then, for his sake, the Father will be well-pleased with us. The Holy Spirit not only came, but rested upon him, and without measure. He patiently bore the contradiction of sinners. His kingdom is spiritual; he was not to appear with earthly honours. He is tender of those oppressed with doubts and fears, as a bruised reed; those who are as smoking flax, as the wick of a lamp newly lighted, which is ready to go out again. He will not despise them, nor lay upon them more work or more suffering than they can bear. By a long course of miracles and his resurrection, he fully showed the truth of his holy religion. By the power of his gospel and grace he fixes principles in the minds of men, which tend to make them wise and just. The most distant nations wait for his law, wait for his gospel, and shall welcome it. If we would make our calling and election sure, and have the Father delight over us for good, we must behold, hear, believe in, and obey Christ.
Study Bible
The Lord's Chosen Servant
2"He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. 3"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. 4"He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."…
Cross References
Matthew 12:20
A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish, till He leads justice to victory.

Psalm 54:5
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

Psalm 72:2
May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

Psalm 72:4
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

Psalm 94:15
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

Psalm 96:13
Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

Isaiah 9:7
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 42:2
"He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street.
Treasury of Scripture

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

bruised

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Isaiah 40:11,29-31 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Isaiah 50:4,10 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should …

Isaiah 57:15-18 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Psalm 103:13,14 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him…

Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Jeremiah 30:12-17 For thus said the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous…

Jeremiah 31:18-20,25 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven …

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 18:11-14 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost…

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have …

John 20:19-21,27 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week…

Hebrews 2:17,18 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers…

smoking. or, dimly burning
quench. Heb. quench it.
he shall

Isaiah 11:3,4 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: …

Psalm 72:2-4 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment…

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against …

John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

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