Parallel Verses

Amplified

A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering (dimly burning) wick He will not quench, till He brings justice and a just cause to victory.

New American Standard Bible

"A BATTERED REED HE WILL NOT BREAK OFF, AND A SMOLDERING WICK HE WILL NOT PUT OUT, UNTIL HE LEADS JUSTICE TO VICTORY.

King James Version

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Holman Bible

He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick, until He has led justice to victory.

International Standard Version

He will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a smoldering wick until he has brought justice through to victory.

A Conservative Version

A bruised reed he will not break, and smoldering flax he will not quench, until he sends forth justice for victory.

American Standard Version

A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

An Understandable Version

He will not [even] break a wilted stalk or put out a smoldering [lamp] wick until He exercises judgment [upon mankind through the Gospel] in order to bring about victory [i.e., in people's lives].

Anderson New Testament

A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking wick he shall not extinguish, till he shall send forth his law for conquest.

Bible in Basic English

The crushed stem will not be broken by him; and the feebly burning light will he not put out, till he has made righteousness overcome all.

Common New Testament

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, till he sends forth justice to victory;

Daniel Mace New Testament

a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoaking flax shall he not quench, till he hath made justice victorious.

Darby Translation

a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he bring forth judgment unto victory;

Godbey New Testament

The bruised reed He will not break, and He will not quench the smoking wick, until He may send forth judgment unto victory.

Goodspeed New Testament

He will not break off a bent reed, And he will not put out a smoldering wick, Until he carries his judgment to success.

John Wesley New Testament

He shall not break a bruised reed, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking flax he shall not quench until he sends forth judgment unto victory.

Julia Smith Translation

He shall not break a bruised reed, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he should draw forth judgment to victory.

King James 2000

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he sends forth justice unto victory.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A crushed reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not extinguish, until he brings justice to victory.

Modern King James verseion

He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not quench a smoking wick, until He sends out judgment to victory.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A bruised reed shall he not break, and flax that beginneth to burn he shall not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Moffatt New Testament

He will not break the bruised reed, he will not put out the smouldering flax, till he carries religion to victory:

Montgomery New Testament

The bruised reed will not break; The dimly burning wick will not quench; Till he has led justice on to victory.

NET Bible

He will not break a bruised reed or extinguish a smoldering wick, until he brings justice to victory.

New Heart English Bible

He won't break a bruised reed. And he won't put out a smoldering wick, until he leads justice to victory.

Noyes New Testament

A bruised reed he will not break, and smoking flax he will not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Sawyer New Testament

A bruised reed shall he not break, and a smoking flax shall be not extinguish, till he sends forth judgment to victory.

The Emphasized Bible

A bruised cane, will he not break, and, a smoking wick, will he not quench, - until he urge on, justice, to victory,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

A bruised reed shall he not break down, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he break forth in judgment for victory.

Twentieth Century New Testament

A bruised reed he will not break, And a smoldering wick he will not quench, Till he has brought the judgment to a victorious issue,

Webster

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he shall send forth judgment to victory.

Weymouth New Testament

A crushed reed He will not utterly break, nor will He quench the still smouldering wick, until He has led on Justice to victory.

Williams New Testament

A broken reed He will not break off; a flickering wick He will not put out, until He brings His judgment to victory.

World English Bible

He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory.

Worrell New Testament

A bruised reed will He not break, and a smoking flax will He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory;

Worsley New Testament

a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax he will not extinguish, till He send forth judgement victorious.

Youngs Literal Translation

a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
συντρίβω 
suntribo 
Usage: 6

κάλαμος 
Kalamos 
Usage: 10

shall he
κατάγνυμι 
Katagnumi 
σβέννυμι 
Sbennumi 
Usage: 4
Usage: 4

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

κατάγνυμι 
Katagnumi 
Usage: 4

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

τυφώ 
Tupho 
Usage: 1

λίνον 
Linon 
Usage: 2

σβέννυμι 
Sbennumi 
quench, go out
Usage: 4

ἕως 
heos 
till, unto, until, to, till 9,
Usage: 74

ἐκβάλλω 
Ekballo 
Usage: 43

κρίσις 
Krisis 
Usage: 21

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 12:20

Devotionals containing Matthew 12:20

Images Matthew 12:20

Prayers for Matthew 12:20

Context Readings

God's Chosen Servant

19 He will not strive or wrangle or cry out loudly; nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets; 20 A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering (dimly burning) wick He will not quench, till He brings justice and a just cause to victory. 21 And in and on His name will the Gentiles (the peoples outside of Israel) set their hopes.



Cross References

2 Kings 18:21

Behold, you are relying on Egypt, that broken reed of a staff; if a man leans on it, it will pierce his hand. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust and rely on him.

Psalm 51:17

My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 98:1-3

O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.

Isaiah 42:3-4

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

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One -- "He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound,

Lamentations 3:31-34

For the Lord will not cast off forever!

Ezekiel 34:16

I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which has strayed, and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick, but I will destroy the fat and the strong [who have become hardhearted and perverse]; I will feed them with judgment and punishment.

Matthew 11:28

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

Romans 15:17-19

In Christ Jesus, then, I have legitimate reason to glory (exult) in my work for God [in what through Christ Jesus I have accomplished concerning the things of God].

2 Corinthians 2:7

So [instead of further rebuke, now] you should rather turn and [graciously] forgive and comfort and encourage [him], to keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive sorrow and despair.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ's victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere,

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.

Hebrews 12:12-13

So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees,

Revelation 6:2

And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.

Revelation 19:11-21

After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness).



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