Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

he send forth
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 quarrel or shout, and no one will hear him shouting in the streets. 20 He will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a smoldering wick until he has brought justice through to victory. 21 And in his name unbelievers will hope."



Cross References

2 Kings 18:21

""Now who are you relying on, that you have rebelled against me? Look, you're trusting on Egypt to lean on like a staff, but it's a crushed reed, and if you lean on it, it will collapse and pierce your hand. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is just like that to everyone who relies on him!

Psalm 51:17

True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.

Psalm 98:1-3

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done awesome deeds! His right hand and powerful arm have brought him victory.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."

Isaiah 42:3-4

A crushed reed he will not break, and a fading candle he won't snuff out. He'll bring forth justice for the truth.

Isaiah 57:15

"For this is what the high and lofty One says, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "He lives in the height and in holiness, and also with the one who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 61:1-3

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Lamentations 3:31-34

Indeed, the Lord will not always reject us

Ezekiel 34:16

"I'm going to seek both the lost as well as the scattered, and bring them both back so their broken bones can be set and the sick can be healed. But in righteousness I'll exterminate the fat and the stiff-necked.'"

Matthew 11:28

"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.

Luke 4:18

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has anointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set oppressed people free,

Romans 15:17-19

Therefore, in the Messiah Jesus I have the right to boast about my work for God.

2 Corinthians 2:7

So forgive and comfort him, or else he will drown in his excessive grief.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God! He always leads us triumphantly by the Messiah and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of knowing him.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Of course, we are living in the world, but we do not wage war in a world-like way.

Hebrews 12:12-13

Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees,

Revelation 6:2

Then I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow, and a victor's crown had been given to him. He went out as a conqueror to conquer.

Revelation 19:11-21

Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously.

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