Matthew 12:20
Good News Translation
He will not break off a bent reed, nor put out a flickering lamp. He will persist until he causes justice to triumph,

Contemporary English Version
He won't break off a bent reed or put out a dying flame, but he will make sure that justice is done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory.

New American Bible
A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory.

bruised.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

2 Kings 18:21 Dost thou trust in Egypt a staff of a broken reed, upon which if a man lean, it will break and go into his hand, and pierce it? so is Pharao, king of Egypt, to all that trust in him.

Psalm 51:17 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 147:3 Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and shall take them up in his bosom, and he himself shall carry them that are with young.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with 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 is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. . . .

Lamentations 3:31-34 Caph. For the Lord will not cast off for ever. . . .

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I will strengthen that which was weak, and that which was fat and strong I will preserve, and I will feed them in judgment.

Luke 4:18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Hebrews 12:12,13 Wherefore, lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees: . . .

till.

Psalm 98:1-3 A psalm for David himself. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because he hath done wonderful things. His right hand hath wrought for him salvation, and his arm is holy. . . .

Isaiah 42:3,4 The bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. . . .

Romans 15:17-19 I have therefore glory in Christ Jesus towards God. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God, who always maketh us to triumph in Christ Jesus and manifesteth the odour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. . . .

Revelation 6:2 And I saw: and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow, and there was a crown given him, and he went forth conquering that he might conquer.

Revelation 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight. . . .

Context
God's Chosen Servant
19He shall not contend, nor cry out, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21And in his name the Gentiles shall hope.…
Cross References
Isaiah 42:3
The bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Matthew 11:7
And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind?

Additional Translations
A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish, till He leads justice to victory.

A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not quench, until He leads justice to victory.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.

A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he bring forth judgment unto victory;

A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he shall send forth judgment to victory.

A crushed reed He will not utterly break, nor will He quench the still smouldering wick, until He has led on Justice to victory.

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

a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory,
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