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Isaiah 42:3

3 A bruised reed He will not break,

And 2smoking flax He will not 3quench;

He will bring forth justice for truth.

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Isaiah 42:3 — The 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;

Isaiah 42:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

a bruised reed he will not break,

and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;

he will faithfully bring forth justice.

Isaiah 42:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A bruised reed shall he not break,

And the smoking flax shall he not quench:

He shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Isaiah 42:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

He will not crush the weakest reed

or put out a flickering candle.

He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.

Isaiah 42:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

He will not break a crushed blade of grass

or put out even a weak flame.

He will truly bring justice;

Isaiah 42:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.

Isaiah 42:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Isaiah 42:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He will not break off a damaged cattail. 

He will not even put out a smoking wick. 

He will faithfully bring about justice. 

Isaiah 42:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He will not break a bruised reed,

and He will not put out a smoldering wick;

He will faithfully bring justice.

Isaiah 42:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

a bruised reed he will not break,

and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;

he will faithfully bring forth justice.

Isaiah 42:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He will not break a broken reed,

and he will not extinguish a dim wick.

He will bring justice forth in faithfulness.

Isaiah 42:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

He will not break a bent twig.

He will not put out a dimly burning flame.

He will be faithful and make everything right.

Isaiah 42:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“A bruised reed He will not break

And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;

He will faithfully bring forth justice.


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