Isaiah 42:21

“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord is well pleased for his righteousnes sake, he will magnifie the Law, and make it honourable.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD was pleased for His righteousness' sake To make the law great and glorious.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It was the Lord's pleasure, because of his righteousness, to make the teaching great and give it honour.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah had delight [in him] for his righteousness' sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable.
- Darby Bible

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
- Webster's Bible

It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.
- World English Bible

Jehovah hath delight for the sake of His righteousness, He magnifieth law, and maketh honourable.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD was pleased, for His righteousness' sake, to make the teaching great and glorious.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 42:21


42:21 Well pleased - Altho' God might justly destroy thee suddenly, yet he will patiently wait for thy repentance, that he may be gracious; and that not for thy sake, but for the glory of his own faithfulness, in fulfilling that covenant, which he made with thy pious progenitors. Magnify - He will maintain the honour of his law, and therefore is not forward to destroy you, who profess the true religion, lest his law should upon that occasion be exposed to contempt.


Discussion for Isaiah 42:21

  • Apostle Peter Okyere Darko for verse 21
    I AM A LECTURER AT GLOBAL MERCY MISSION SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY IN GHANA ISAIAH 42 21 IS A PROPHETIC MESSAGE CONCERNING OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE LAWS BOTH AT SINAI AND MOAB THE 10 COMMANDMENTS THOUGH WAS A COVENANT WAS NOT CONFIRMMED WITH AN OATH WHILE THE COVENANT AT THE LAND OF MOAB WAS CONFIRMMED WITH AN OATH IT WAS CHRIST WHO CAME TO CONFIRMMED THE MT SINAI COVENANT THEN DECREED THE 2 IMMUTABLE LAWS FOR SALVATION SAKE HEB 6 17 19

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