Isaiah 44:4
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New International Version
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.

New Living Translation
They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.

English Standard Version
They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams.

New American Standard Bible
And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.'

King James Bible
And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will sprout among the grass like poplars by flowing streams.

International Standard Version
They'll spring up as among the green grass, like willows by flowing streams.

NET Bible
They will sprout up like a tree in the grass, like poplars beside channels of water.

New Heart English Bible
and they will spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will spring up with the grass as poplars spring up by streams.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall spring up among the grass, As willows by the watercourses.

New American Standard 1977
And they will spring up among the grass
            Like poplars by streams of water.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

American King James Version
And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

American Standard Version
and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall spring up among the herbs, as willows beside the running waters.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the water-courses.

English Revised Version
and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

World English Bible
and they will spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have sprung up as among grass, As willows by streams of water.
Study Bible
The Lord has Chosen Israel
3For 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; 4And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.' 5"This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S'; And that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will name Israel's name with honor.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:40
'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Job 5:25
"You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 40:22
"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.

Psalm 137:2
Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.

Isaiah 48:19
"Your descendants would have been like the sand, And your offspring like its grains; Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence."

Ezekiel 17:5
"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow.
Treasury of Scripture

And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

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Acts 2:41-47 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same …

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Psalm 137:1,2 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we …

Ezekiel 17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful …

(4) As willows.--The same word as in Psalm 137:2 and Isaiah 15:7. Botanists identify it with a species of Viburnum, which grows on the banks of streams, rather than with the "weeping" or other species of Salix.

Verse 4. - They shall spring up as among the grass. The LXX. have, "As grass among the waters;" and this reading is followed by Bishop Lowth, Ewald, and Mr. Cheyne. But there does not seem to be any necessity for departing from the existing Hebrew text. As willows. There is some doubt whether the Hebrew word used ('ereb) is rightly translated "willows." The modern yarab seems certainly not to be a "willow," but rather a species of Viburnum (see the long note in Delitzsch's 'Commentary on Isaiah,' vol. 2. pp. 203, 204, Eng. trans.). It is, however, most strictly a water-plant, growing only "near flowing water." And they shall spring up as among the grass,.... That is, such on whom the Spirit of the Lord shall be poured with his gifts and grace, and with the blessings of it: by the "grass" may be meant common believers, comparable to green grass, for their numbers, being many; for their weakness in themselves; for their flourishing condition; like grass for its greenness, and verdure, and its springing up by clear shining after rain; see Psalm 72:6 and by those that "spring up among them" are intended the apostles and ministers of the word, who exceed common Christians in their gifts, and grace, and usefulness; grow up higher and taller than they, like palm trees and cedars in Lebanon; and as such exceed private saints as tall trees exceed the grass they grow among:

as willows by the water courses; a sort of trees well known, and which delight in watery places, and grow best on banks of rivers, and shoot up apace in a very short time, and spread their branches; so the apostles, after the effusion of the Spirit on them, grew quickly in gifts, and grace, and evangelic knowledge; and their usefulness spread far and near. The Targum is,

"the righteous shall grow tender and delicate as the flowers of the grass, as a tree that sends forth its roots by flows of water.'' 4. they—thy "seed" and "offspring" (Isa 44:3).

as among—needlessly inserted in English Version. Rather, "The seed shall spring up as willows among the grass beside canals of water" [Horsley]. Or, "They shall spring up among the grass (that is, luxuriantly; for what grows in the midst of grass grows luxuriantly) as willows by the water-courses," which makes the parallel clauses better balanced [Maurer].44:1-8 Israel is here called Jeshurun, which means the upright one. Such only are Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile. Those that serve God he will own. He will help them over difficulties, and in their services. Water is the emblem of the Holy Spirit; as water refreshes, cleanses, and makes the earth fruitful, so do his influences the soul. This gift of the Holy Ghost is the great blessing, the plentiful pouring out of which God kept for the latter days. Where God gives his Spirit, he will give all other blessings. Hereby shall be a great increase of the church; thus it shall be spread to distant places. Was there any other Rock, or Protector, that could defend them? None besides could foretell these things to come, of which God by his prophets gave notice. All was set in order in the Divine predictions, as well as in the Divine purposes. Could any other have done so? Who can compare with Israel's Redeemer and King?
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