Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench, but he will bring forth justice in 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.

Amplified

A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth.

Bible in Basic English

He will not let a crushed stem be quite broken, and he will not let a feebly burning light be put out: he will go on sending out the true word to the peoples.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

A broken reed he shall not break, and bedimmed flax shall he not quench it: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He will not break a broken reed, and he not will extinguish a dim wick. He will bring justice forth in faithfulness.

Modern King James verseion

A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench; He shall bring out judgment to truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: but faithfully and truly shall he give judgment.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Cane that is crushed, will he not break, And wick that is fading, will he not quench, - Faithfully, will he bring forth justice:

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A bruised reed he breaketh not, And dim flax he quencheth not, To truth he bringeth forth judgment.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנה 
Qaneh 
Usage: 62

shall he not break
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

and the smoking
כּהה 
Keheh 
Usage: 9

פּשׁתּה 
Pishtah 
Usage: 4

shall he not quench
כּבה 
Kabah 
Usage: 24

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

Images Isaiah 42:3

Context Readings

The Mission Of Yahweh's Servant

2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the streets. 3 He shall not break a bruised reed, nor shall he quench the smoking flax; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4 He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.


Cross References

Psalm 96:13

before the LORD; for he has come, for he has come to judge the earth; he shall judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his truth.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the broken hearted, and he binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 40:11

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the wise that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; he wakes up early, early shall he awaken my ear, that I might hear, as the wise.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 72:2-4

He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment.

Psalm 98:9

before the LORD; for he has come to judge the earth; with righteousness he shall judge the world and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 103:13-14

Like as a father has mercy upon his children, so the LORD has mercy upon those that fear him.

Isaiah 11:3-4

and shall make him of quick olfaction in the fear of the LORD; and he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, neither reprove according to the hearing of his ears:

Isaiah 35:3-4

Comfort ye the tired hands and strengthen the knees that tremble.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the faint; and to those that have no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that fears the LORD? Hearken unto the voice of his slave. He who walked in darkness and had no light; let him trust in the name of the LORD and stay upon his God.

Isaiah 57:15-18

For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to preach good tidings unto those who are cast down; to bind up the wounds of the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound;

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things my hand has made, by my hand has these things been, said the LORD; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my word.

Jeremiah 30:12-17

For thus hath the LORD said, Thy breach is incurable, and thy sore is grievous.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast afflicted me, and I was chastised as an indomitable bullock: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

Jeremiah 31:25

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have filled every sorrowful soul.

Ezekiel 34:16

I will seek that which was lost and bring again that which was driven away and will bind up that which was broken and will strengthen that which was sick but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them in judgment.

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned against him, until he has judged my cause and executed my judgment; he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

Matthew 18:10-14

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in the heavens their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

Luke 22:31-32

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat;

John 5:30

I can of my own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.

John 20:19-21

Then the same day at evening, being the first of the sabbaths, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said unto them, Peace be unto you.

John 20:27

Then he said to Thomas, Reach here thy finger and behold my hands and reach here thy hand and thrust it into my side and be not unbelieving, but faithful.

Hebrews 2:17-18

Therefore in all things he should be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw the heaven open, and behold a white horse; and he that was seated upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

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