The bruised reed and smoking flax preached at eden street chapel on august 10 1851 by j c philpot a bruised reedshall he not break and smoking flaxshall he not quench until he sends forth judgment unto victory matthew 1220 a child of god in himself is all weakness. Note 5 retrouvez the bruised reed and the smoking flax et des millions de livres en stock sur amazonfr achetez neuf ou doccasion. The bruised reed and the smoking flax he shall not cry nor lift up nor cause his voice to be heard in the street a bruised reed shall he not break and the smoking flax shall he not quench isaiah 422 3 with this chapter we reach a distinct stage in the prophecy of this book the preceding chapters have been occupied with the declaration of the great basal truth that jehovah is the one sovereign god this has been declared to two classes of hearers in succession to gods own . A bruised reed he will not break and smoking flax he will not quench isa 423 they are two idioms we need to understand they will bring comfort when we are disappointed in ourselves a bruised reed what is a bruised reed since its use was described earlier in this book we can quickly understand its meaning assyria was taunting judah over an alliance they had with egypt . In the prophecy the bruised reed and the smoldering wick refer to the spiritually physically or morally weak a reed that is bruised may be damaged but it is not irreparable the smoking flax may be about to lose its fire altogether but it can still be reignited the smoking flax is a reference to the wick of a lamp the lamps of ancient times were made of clay and filled with olive oil the wick for such a lamp was a few strands of flax fiber or
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