Isaiah 42:4
New International Version
he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope."

New Living Translation
He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction."

English Standard Version
He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.

Berean Study Bible
He will not grow weak or discouraged until He has established justice on the earth. In His law the islands will put their hope.”

New American Standard Bible
"He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."

King James Bible
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Christian Standard Bible
He will not grow weak or be discouraged until he has established justice on earth. The coasts and islands will wait for his instruction."

Contemporary English Version
He won't quit or give up until he brings justice everywhere on earth, and people in foreign nations long for his teaching.

Good News Translation
He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not grow weak or be discouraged until He has established justice on earth. The islands will wait for His instruction."

International Standard Version
And he won't grow faint or be crushed until he establishes justice on the mainland, and the coastlands take ownership of his Law."

NET Bible
He will not grow dim or be crushed before establishing justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait in anticipation for his decrees."

New Heart English Bible
He will not grow dim or be crushed, until he has established justice on the earth, and in his name the nations will hope."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will not be discouraged or crushed until he has set up justice on the earth. The coastlands will wait for his teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall not fail nor be crushed, Till he have set the right in the earth; And the isles shall wait for his teaching.

New American Standard 1977
“He will not be disheartened or crushed, Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has established justice in the earth: and the coastlands shall wait for his law.

American King James Version
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

American Standard Version
He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall shine out, and shall not be discouraged, until he have set judgment on the earth: and in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not be sad, nor troublesome, till he set judgment in the earth: and the islands shall wait for his law.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

English Revised Version
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he hath set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

World English Bible
He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."

Young's Literal Translation
He doth not become weak nor bruised, Till he setteth judgment in the earth, And for his law isles wait with hope.
Study Bible
Here is My Servant
3A bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. 4He will not grow weak or discouraged until He has established justice on the earth. In His law the islands will put their hope.” 5Thus says God the LORD—He who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk in it—…
Cross References
Genesis 49:10
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes and the allegiance of the nations is his.

Psalm 72:10
May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:11
On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 24:15
Therefore glorify the LORD in the east. Extol the name of the LORD, the God of Israel in the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will never grow faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out.

Isaiah 42:10
Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who dwell there.

Isaiah 42:12
Let them give glory to the LORD and declare His praise in the islands.

Isaiah 42:21
The LORD was pleased for the sake of His righteousness, to magnify His law and make it glorious.

Isaiah 49:1
Listen to me, O islands, and pay attention, O distant peoples: The LORD called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He named me.

Isaiah 51:4
Pay attention to Me, My people, and listen to Me, My nation; for a law will go out from Me, and My justice will become a light to the nations; I will bring it about quickly.

Isaiah 51:5
My righteousness draws near, My salvation is on the way, and My arms will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look for Me and wait in hope for My arm.

Isaiah 60:9
Surely the islands will wait for Me, with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for He has bestowed glory on you.

Isaiah 66:19
I will establish a sign among them, and I will send survivors from among them to Tarshish, Put, and Lud the archers, to Tubal, Javan, and the islands far away, and to the nations who have not heard of My fame or seen My glory. So they will proclaim My glory among the nations.

Treasury of Scripture

He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

shall not

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 49:5-10
And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength…

Isaiah 52:13-15
Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high…

discouraged.

Isaiah 42:12
Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

Isaiah 2:2-4
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it…

Isaiah 11:9-12
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea…







Lexicon
He will not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

grow weak
יִכְהֶה֙ (yiḵ·heh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3543: To be weak, to despond, to grow dull

or discouraged
יָר֔וּץ (yā·rūṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7533: To crack in pieces

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

He has established
יָשִׂ֥ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

on the earth.
בָּאָ֖רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

In His law
וּלְתוֹרָת֖וֹ (ū·lə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

the islands
אִיִּ֥ים (’î·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

will put their hope.”
יְיַחֵֽילוּ׃ (yə·ya·ḥê·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope
(4) He shall not fail nor be discouraged . . .--Both verbs in the Hebrew point back to those of the previous verse, He shall not burn dimly nor be crushed, as if to teach that in helping others to strength and light, the servants of the Lord, after the pattern of the Servant, gain light and strength for themselves.

The isles shall wait for his law.--The relation of "the servant" to the far off Gentile world is still dominant in the prophet's mind. The LXX. Version, given in Matthew 12:21, "In His name shall the Gentiles hope," is a paraphrase rather than a translation. The words describe the "earnest expectation," the unconscious longing of the heathen for One who shall be a true teacher (Romans 8:22).

Verse 4. - He shall not fail nor be discouraged; literally, he will not burn dimly nor be bruised. He will himself show no signs of that weakness which he will compassionate in others. As a "Light" (Luke 2:32; John 1:4-9), he will burn brightly and strongly; as a Reed, or Rod, he will be firm and unbroken. Till he have set judgment in the earth; i.e. till he has succeeded in establishing true religion upon the earth (compare the last clause of ver. 1). The isles; or, the countries (comp. Isaiah 41:1, 5). Shall wait for his Law; or, shall long for his Law. Yakhal is "to wait longingly." It is, as Delitzsch observes, "an actual fact that the cry for redemption runs through the whole human race." They are possessed by "an earnest longing, the ultimate object of which is, however unconsciously, the Servant of Jehovah, and his instruction from Zion" ('Comment. on Isaiah,' vol. 2. p. 177). 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.
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