Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 or apprehend their true meaning. His ears are open, but he hears not! 21 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. 22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared in holes and hidden in houses of bondage. They have become a prey, with no one to deliver them, a spoil, with no one to say, Restore them! [This shows the condition that will ensue as Israel's punishment for not recognizing the Servant of the Lord and the day of His visit among them.] [Luke19:41-44.]


Cross References

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart.

Psalm 71:16

I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone.

Psalm 71:19

Your righteousness also, O God, is very high [reaching to the heavens], You Who have done great things; O God, who is like You, or who is Your equal?

Psalm 85:9-12

Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, [and is ready to be appropriated] that [the manifest presence of God, His] glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.

Isaiah 1:24-27

Therefore says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will appease Myself on My adversaries and avenge Myself on My enemies.

Isaiah 42:4

He will not fail or become weak or be crushed and discouraged till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands and coastal regions shall wait hopefully for Him and expect His direction and law.

Isaiah 46:12-13

Listen to Me, you stiff-hearted and you who have lost heart, you who are far from righteousness (from uprightness and right standing with God, and from His righteous deliverance).

Daniel 9:24-27

Seventy weeks [of years, or 490 years] are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, to bring in everlasting righteousness (permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies.

Matthew 3:15

But Jesus replied to him, Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.

Matthew 3:17

And behold, a voice from heaven said, This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight!

Matthew 5:17-20

Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them.

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [ composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!

John 8:29

And He Who sent Me is ever with Me; My Father has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.

John 13:31-32

When he had left, Jesus said, Now is the Son of Man glorified! [Now He has achieved His glory, His honor, His exaltation!] And God has been glorified through and in Him.

John 15:10

If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.

John 17:4-5

I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.

Romans 3:25-26

Whom God put forward [ before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment.

Romans 3:31

Do we then by [this] faith make the Law of no effect, overthrow it or make it a dead letter? Certainly not! On the contrary, we confirm and establish and uphold the Law.

Romans 7:12

The Law therefore is holy, and [each] commandment is holy and just and good.

Romans 8:3-4

For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [ the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [ subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],

Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor).

Galatians 3:13

Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);

Galatians 3:21

Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the promises of God? Of course not! For if a Law had been given which could confer [spiritual] life, then righteousness and right standing with God would certainly have come by Law.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

Philippians 3:9

And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] 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 imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

1 John 3:4-5

Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God's law by transgression or neglect -- "being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).

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