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Matthew 12:18–20

18 aBehold, My 1Servant whom I 2have chosen;

bMy Beloved in whom My soul 3is well-pleased;

cI will put My Spirit upon Him,

aAnd He shall proclaim 4justice to the 5Gentiles.

19 aHe will not quarrel, nor cry out;

Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.

20 aA battered reed He will not break off,

And a smoldering wick He will not put out,

Until He 1leads 2justice to victory.

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Matthew 12:18–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,

the one I love, in whom I delight;

I will put my Spirit on him,

and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

19 He will not quarrel or cry out;

no one will hear his voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,

till he has brought justice through to victory.

Matthew 12:18–20 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,

my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud,

nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;

20 a bruised reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not quench,

until he brings justice to victory;

Matthew 12:18–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 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.

Matthew 12:18–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 “Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen.

He is my Beloved, who pleases me.

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

19 He will not fight or shout

or raise his voice in public.

20 He will not crush the weakest reed

or put out a flickering candle.

Finally he will cause justice to be victorious.

Matthew 12:18–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,

My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!

I will put My Spirit upon Him,

And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.

19 He will not quarrel nor cry out,

Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed He will not break,

And smoking flax He will not quench,

Till He sends forth justice to victory;

Matthew 12:18–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen.

I love him, and I am pleased with him.

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will tell of my justice to all people.

19 He will not argue or cry out;

no one will hear his voice in the streets.

20 He will not break a crushed blade of grass

or put out even a weak flame

until he makes justice win the victory.

Matthew 12:18–20 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 Behold, my servant whom I have chosen;

My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased:

I will put my Spirit upon him,

And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry aloud;

Neither shall any one 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.

Matthew 12:18–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations. 19 He shall not strive or cry out, nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets; 20 a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he bring forth judgment unto victory;

Matthew 12:18–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 “Here is my servant

whom I have chosen,

whom I love,

and in whom I delight.

I will put my Spirit on him,

and he will announce justice to the nations.

19 He will not quarrel or shout,

and no one will hear his voice in the streets.

20 He will not break off a damaged cattail.

He will not even put out a smoking wick

until he has made justice victorious.

Matthew 12:18–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 Here is My Servant whom I have chosen,

My beloved in whom My soul delights;

I will put My Spirit on Him,

and He will proclaim justice to the nations.

19 He will not argue or shout,

and no one will hear His voice in the streets.

20 He will not break a bruised reed,

and He will not put out a smoldering wick,

until He has led justice to victory.

Matthew 12:18–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen,

my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased.

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud,

nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

20 He will not break a bruised reed

or quench a smoldering wick

until he brings justice to victory.

Matthew 12:18–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 “Behold my servant whom I have chosen,

my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased.

I will put my Spirit on him,

and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

19 He will not quarrel or cry out,

nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

20 A crushed reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not extinguish,

until he brings justice to victory.

Matthew 12:18–20 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

18 “Here is my servant. I have chosen him.

He is the one I love. I am very pleased with him.

I will put my Spirit on him.

He will announce to the nations that everything will be made right.

19 He will not argue or cry out.

No one will hear his voice in the streets.

20 He will not break a bent twig.

He will not put out a dimly burning flame.

He will make everything right.