Isaiah 42:21
Good News Translation
The LORD is a God who is eager to save, so he exalted his laws and teachings, and he wanted his people to honor them.

New Revised Standard Version
The LORD was pleased, for the sake of his righteousness, to magnify his teaching and make it glorious.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD always does right, and so he wanted his Law to be greatly praised.

New American Bible
It was the LORD’s will for the sake of his justice to make his teaching great and glorious.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to magnify the law, and exalt it.

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And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to magnify the law, and exalt it.


Isaiah 1:24-27 Therefore saith the Lord the God of hosts, the mighty one of Israel: Ah! I will comfort myself over my adversaries: and I will be revenged of my enemies. . . .

Isaiah 46:12,13 Who call a bird from the east, and from a far country the man of my own will, and I have spoken, and will bring it to pass: I have created, and I will do it. Hear me, O ye hardhearted, who are far from justice. . . .

Psalm 71:16,19 I will enter into the powers of the Lord: O Lord, I will be mindful of thy justice alone. . . .

Psalm 85:9-12 Surely his salvation is near to them that fear him : that glory may dwell in our land. . . .

Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed. . . .

Matthew 3:17 And behold a voice from heaven saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Matthew 17:5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.

Romans 3:25,26 Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins, . . .

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 For God indeed was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing to them their sins. And he hath placed in us the word of reconciliation. . . .

Philippians 3:9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God: justice in faith.

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Psalm 40:8 That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him.

Matthew 5:17-20 Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. . . .

Romans 3:31 Do we then, destroy the law through faith? God forbid! But we establish the law.

Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law indeed is holy: and the commandment holy and just and good.

Romans 8:3,4 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh. . . .

Romans 10:4 For the end of the law is Christ: unto justice to everyone that believeth.

Galatians 3:13,21 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (for it is written: Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree). . . .

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, . . .

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the testament which I will make to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their mind: and in their heart will I write them. And I will be their God: and they shall be my people.

1 John 3:4,5 Whosoever committeth sin committeth also iniquity. And sin is iniquity. . . .


John 13:31,32 When he therefore was gone out, Jesus said: Now is the Son of man glorified; and God is glorified in him. . . .

John 17:4,5 I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. . . .

Israel is Deaf and Blind
20Thou that seest many things, wilt thou not observe them? thou that hast ears open, wilt thou not hear? 21And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to magnify the law, and exalt it.22But this is a people that is robbed and wasted: they are all the snare of young men, and they are hid in the houses of prisons: they are made a prey, and there is none to deliver them: a spoil, and there is none that saith: Restore.…
Cross References
Psalm 138:2
I will worship towards thy holy temple, and I will give glory to thy name. For thy mercy, and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy holy name above all.

Isaiah 42:4
He shall not be sad, nor troublesome, till he set judgment in the earth, and the islands shall wait for his law.

Isaiah 51:4
Hearken unto me, O my people, and give ear to me, O my tribes: for a law shall go forth from me, and my judgment shall rest to be a light of the nations.

Isaiah 42:20
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