Isaiah 41:17
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New International Version
"The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

New Living Translation
"When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them.

English Standard Version
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

New American Standard Bible
"The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

King James Bible
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

International Standard Version
"As for the poor, the needy, those seeking water— when there is none and their tongues are parched from thirst— I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, won't abandon them.

NET Bible
The oppressed and the poor look for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched from thirst. I, the LORD, will respond to their prayers; I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.

New Heart English Bible
The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The poor and needy are looking for water, but there is none. Their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The poor and needy seek water and there is none, And their tongue faileth for thirst; I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

New American Standard 1977
“The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none,
            And their tongue is parched with thirst;
            I, the LORD, will answer them Myself,
            As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The poor and needy seek the waters that are not; their tongue fails for thirst; I the LORD will hear them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

King James 2000 Bible
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongues fail for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

American King James Version
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

American Standard Version
The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst; I, Jehovah, will answer them, I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst. I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Darby Bible Translation
The afflicted and the needy seek water, and there is none; their tongue faileth for thirst: I, Jehovah, will answer them, [I], the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

English Revised Version
The poor and needy seek water and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst; I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

World English Bible
The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Young's Literal Translation
The poor and the needy are seeking water, And there is none, Their tongue with thirst hath failed, I, Jehovah do answer them, The God of Israel -- I forsake them not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
41:10-20 God speaks with tenderness; Fear thou not, for I am with thee: not only within call, but present with thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou in want of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to fall? I will uphold thee with that the right hand which is full of righteousness, dealing forth rewards and punishments. There are those that strive with God's people, that seek their ruin. Let not God's people render evil for evil, but wait God's time. It is the worm Jacob; so little, so weak, so despised and trampled on by every body. God's people are as worms, in humble thoughts of themselves, and in their enemies' haughty thoughts of them; worms, but not vipers, not of the serpent's seed. Every part of God's word is calculated to humble man's pride, and to make him appear little in his own eyes. The Lord will help them, for he is their Redeemer. The Lord will make Jacob to become a threshing instrument. God will make him fit for use, new, and having sharp spikes. This has fulfilment in the triumphs of the gospel of Christ, and of all faithful followers of Christ, over the power of darkness. God has provided comforts to supply all their wants, and to answer all their prayers. Our way to heaven lies through the wilderness of this world. The soul of man is in want, and seeks for satisfaction; but becomes weary of seeking that in the world, which is not to be had in it. Yet they shall have a constant supply, where one would least expect it. I will open rivers of grace, rivers of living water, which Christ spake of the Spirit, Joh 7:38,39. When God sets up his church in the Gentile wilderness, there shall be a great change, as if thorns and briers were turned into cedars, and fir-trees, and myrtles. These blessings are kept for the poor in spirit, who long for Divine enlightening, pardon, and holiness. And God will render their barren souls fruitful in the grace of his Spirit, that all who behold may consider it.
Study Bible
God's Help to Israel
16"You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, And the storm will scatter them; But you will rejoice in the LORD, You will glory in the Holy One of Israel. 17"The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them. 18"I will open rivers on the bare heights And springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land fountains of water.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:25
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.

Psalm 74:21
Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.

Isaiah 30:19
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.

Isaiah 42:16
"I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone."

Isaiah 43:20
"The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;

Isaiah 48:21
They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts. He made the water flow out of the rock for them; He split the rock and the water gushed forth.

Isaiah 49:10
"They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them And will guide them to springs of water.

Isaiah 55:1
"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Isaiah 58:11
"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
Treasury of Scripture

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

the poor

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Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Psalm 68:9,10 You, O God, did send a plentiful rain, whereby you did confirm your …

Psalm 72:12,13 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Psalm 102:16,17 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory…

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

seek

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Exodus 17:3,6 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured …

Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when shall I come and …

Psalm 63:1,2 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for …

Amos 8:11-13 Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine …

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

John 4:10-15 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

their tongue

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Lamentations 4:4 The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for …

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send …

I the Lord

Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no …

Judges 15:18,19 And he was sore thirsty, and called on the LORD, and said, You have …

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 107:5,6 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them…

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

I the God

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead …

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where …

Psalm 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

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