Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The LORD was pleased for His righteousness' sake To make the law great and glorious.

King James Version

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

Holman Bible

The Lord was pleased, because of His righteousness,
to magnify His instruction and make it glorious.

International Standard Version

The LORD was pleased, for the sake of his vindication, that he should magnify his Law and make it glorious.

A Conservative Version

It pleased LORD, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

American Standard Version

It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness'sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Amplified

It was the Lord's pleasure for His righteousness' sake [in accordance with a steadfast and consistent purpose] to magnify instruction and revelation and glorify them.

Bible in Basic English

It was the Lord's pleasure, because of his righteousness, to make the teaching great and give it honour.

Darby Translation

Jehovah had delight in him for his righteousness' sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The LORD, jealous for his righteousness, will magnify the law and enlarge it.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah was pleased for sake of his justice; he will magnify the law and make glorious.

King James 2000

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh was willing for the sake of his righteousness; he showed [his] teaching to be great and proved [it] to be glorious.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah is well pleased for His righteousness sake; He will magnify the Law and make it honorable.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD be merciful unto them for his righteousness' sake, that his word might be magnified and praised.

NET Bible

The Lord wanted to exhibit his justice by magnifying his law and displaying it.

New Heart English Bible

It pleased the LORD, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, is well-pleased for his own righteousness sake, He magnifieth instruction and maketh it majestic.

Webster

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

World English Bible

It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah hath delight for the sake of His righteousness, He magnifieth law, and maketh honourable.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

sake he will magnify
גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Isaiah 42:21

References

Hastings

Watsons

Law

Context Readings

Blind And Deaf Israel

20 You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears. 21 The LORD was pleased for His righteousness' sake To make the law great and glorious. 22 But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"


Cross References

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

Psalm 71:16

I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

Psalm 71:19

For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

Psalm 85:9-12

Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land.

Isaiah 1:24-27

Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, "Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes.

Isaiah 42:4

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

Isaiah 46:12-13

"Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.

Daniel 9:24-27

"Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.

Matthew 3:15

But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.

Matthew 3:17

and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

Matthew 5:17-20

"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"

John 8:29

"And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."

John 13:31-32

Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;

John 15:10

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.

John 17:4-5

"I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

Romans 3:25-26

whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

Romans 3:31

Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.

Romans 7:12

So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Romans 8:3-4

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,

Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"--

Galatians 3:21

Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Philippians 3:9

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

Hebrews 8:10

"FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.

1 John 3:4-5

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

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