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Isaiah 42:21

Israel’s Obstinate Disobedience

21 The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake;

He will exalt the law and make it honorable.

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Isaiah 42:21 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 It pleased the Lord

for the sake of his righteousness

to make his law great and glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake,

to magnify his law and make it glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;

He will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

Isaiah 42:21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 Because he is righteous,

the Lord has exalted his glorious law.

Isaiah 42:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 The Lord made his teachings wonderful,

because he is good.

Isaiah 42:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Isaiah 42:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 Jehovah had delight in him for his righteousness’ sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable.

Isaiah 42:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 The Lord is pleased because he does what is right.

He praises the greatness of his teachings and makes them glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 The Lord was pleased, because of His righteousness,

to magnify His instruction and make it glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 The Lord was pleased, for the sake of his righteousness,

to magnify his teaching and make it glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 Yahweh was willing for the sake of his righteousness;

he showed his teaching to be great and proved it to be glorious.

Isaiah 42:21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

21 The Lord wanted his people to see

how great and glorious his law is.

He wanted to show them

that he always does what is right.

Isaiah 42:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 The Lord was pleased for His righteousness sake

To make the law great and glorious.