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Isaiah 42:4


42:4 He will not grow dim or be crushed 1 

before establishing justice on the earth;

the coastlands 2  will wait in anticipation for his decrees.” 3 

Isaiah 42:10


42:10 Sing to the Lord a brand new song!

Praise him 4  from the horizon of the earth,

you who go down to the sea, and everything that lives in it, 5 

you coastlands 6  and those who live there!

1 tn For rhetorical effect the terms used to describe the “crushed (רָצַץ, ratsats) reed” and “dim (כָּהָה, kahah) wick” in v. 3 are repeated here.

2 tn Or “islands” (NIV); NLT “distant lands beyond the sea.”

3 tn Or “his law” (KJV, ASV, NASB, NIV) or “his instruction” (NLT).

4 tn Heb “his praise.” The phrase stands parallel to “new song” in the previous line.

5 tn Heb “and its fullness”; NASB, NIV “and all that is in it.”

6 tn Or “islands” (NASB, NIV); NLT “distant coastlands.”

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