Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets. 20 He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory. 21 In his name, the nations will hope."



Cross References

2 Kings 18:21

Now, behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt. If a man leans on it, it will go into his hand, and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 98:1-3

Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 40:11

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

Isaiah 42:3-4

He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also 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 Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release 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 will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice.

Matthew 11:28

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

Luke 4:18

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,

Romans 15:17-19

I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:14

Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh;

Hebrews 12:12-13

Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,

Revelation 6:2

And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.

Revelation 19:11-21

I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war.

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