A [a]bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking [b]flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment in [c]truth.

He shall not fail nor be discouraged till he have [d]set judgment in the earth: and the [e]isles shall wait for his Law.

Thus saith God the Lord (he that created the heavens and spread them abroad: he that stretched forth the earth, and the buds thereof: he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 42:3 He will not hurt the weak and feeble, but support and comfort them.
  2. Isaiah 42:3 Meaning, the wick of a lamp, or candle which is almost out, but he will cherish it and snuff it, that it may shine brighter.
  3. Isaiah 42:3 Although he favor the weak, yet will he not spare the wicked, but will judge them according to truth and equity.
  4. Isaiah 42:4 Till he have set all things in good order.
  5. Isaiah 42:4 The Gentiles shall be desirous to receive his doctrine.

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