Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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 shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.



Cross References

2 Kings 18:21

Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 98:1-3

{A Psalm.} O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth 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 42:3-4

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

Isaiah 57:15

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Lamentations 3:31-34

For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

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 with judgment.

Matthew 11:28

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

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Romans 15:17-19

I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

2 Corinthians 2:7

So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:14

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Hebrews 12:12-13

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

Revelation 6:2

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Revelation 19:11-21

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

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