A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope. He will bring full justice to all who have been wronged.
He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won't disregard the small and insignificant, but he'll steadily and firmly set things right.
He will not let a crushed stem be quite broken, and he will not let a feebly burning light be put out: he will go on sending out the true word to the peoples.
a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.
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1 sn The “crushed reed” and “dim wick” symbolize the weak and oppressed who are on the verge of extinction.
2 tn Heb “faithfully he will bring out justice” (cf. NASB, NRSV).