He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
This is our answer to those who examine us concerning this matter.
1. The slowness of the progress of Christianity, even if exaggerated in the statement of it, does not stagger our faith; for we see in it God's own manner of working.
2. The progress, or rather, no progress, of the world's own thinking in the highest regions of thought, during the period of the existence of Christianity, proves the world to be as dependent on the light of Christianity as it was eighteen hundred years ago.
3. While Christianity is as needful as ever, happily we have evidence that it is as mighty for good as ever. Nothing has yet occurred to shake our faith in Christ; and while our faith in Him remains unshaken, we shall confide in the prophetic oracle which assures us that He shall set judgment in the earth.
(J. Kennedy, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
WEB: He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."