English Standard Version
The LORD was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.
King James Bible
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
American Standard Version
It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness'sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.
And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to magnify the law, and exalt it.
English Revised Version
It pleased the LORD, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honourable.
Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
Isaiah 42:21 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The delivery takes place, and the whole world of nature undergoes a metamorphosis, which is subservient to the great work of the future. "I make waste mountains and hills, and all their herbage I dry up, and change streams into islands, and lakes I dry up." Here is another example of Isaiah's favourite palindromy, as Nitzsch calls this return to a word that has been used before, or linking on the close of a period of its commencement. Jehovah's panting in labour is His almighty fiery breath, which turns mountains and hills into heaps of ruins, scorches up the vegetation, condenses streams into islands, and dries up the lakes; that is to say, turns the strange land, in which Israel has been held captive, into a desert, and at the same time removes all the hindrances to His people's return, thus changing the present condition of the world into one of the very opposite kind, which displays His righteousness in wrath and love.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
it. Heb. or, him
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
"Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.
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