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Isaiah 42:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

A bruised reed He will not break,
And [a]smoking flax He will not [b]quench;
He will bring forth justice for truth.
He will not fail nor be discouraged,
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 42:3 dimly burning
  2. Isaiah 42:3 extinguish
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 42:3-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“A bruised reed He will not break
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;
He will faithfully bring forth justice.
“He will not be disheartened or crushed
Until He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His [a]law.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 42:4 Or instruction
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Isaiah 42:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)


“A broken reed He will not break [off]
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish [He will not harm those who are weak and suffering];
He will faithfully bring forth justice.

“He will not be disheartened or crushed [in spirit];
[He will persevere] until He has established justice on the earth;
And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 42:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

A bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
    he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
    In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

New International Version (NIV)

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Isaiah 42:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

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

He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

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