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Isaiah 42:2

    Isaiah 42:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will make no cry, his voice will not be loud: his words will not come to men's ears in the streets.

    Webster's Revision

    He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.

    World English Bible

    He will not shout, nor raise his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 42:2

    He shall not cry - He will not make a clamor or noise; he will not be boisterous, in the manner of a man of strife and contention.

    Nor lift up - That is, his voice.

    Nor cause his voice to be heard in the street - He shall not t use loud and angry words, as they do who are engaged in conflict, but all his teaching shall be gentle, humble, and mild. How well this agrees with the character of the Lord Jesus it is not necessary to pause to show. He was uniformly unostentatious, modest, and retiring. He did not even desire that his deeds should be blazoned abroad, but sought to be withdrawn from the world, and to pursue his humble path in perfect peace.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 42:2

    42:2 Cry - In a way of contention, or ostentation. Lift - His voice. Heard - As contentious and vain - glorious persons frequently do.