Isaiah 44:4
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.

Berean Study Bible
They will sprout among the grass like willows by flowing streams.

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

New King James Version
They will spring up among the grass Like willows by the watercourses.’

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

NASB 1995
And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.’

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

Amplified Bible
And they will spring up among the grass Like willows by the streams of water.’

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall sprout up from among the grass as willows that are by streams of waters

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they shall spring up as grass between brooks, and as willows on the banks of running water.

Contemporary English Version
They will spring up like grass or like willow trees near flowing streams.

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

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

Good News Translation
They will thrive like well-watered grass, like willows by streams of running water.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they have sprung up as among grass, As willows by conduits of water.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD has Chosen Israel
3For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and currents on the dry ground. I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring. 4They will sprout among the grass like willows by flowing streams. 5One will say, ‘I belong to the LORD,’ another will call himself by the name of Jacob, and still another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and will take the name of Israel.”…

Cross References
Leviticus 23:40
On the first day you are to gather the fruit of majestic trees, the branches of palm trees, and the boughs of leafy trees and of willows of the brook. And you are to rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Job 5:25
You will know that your offspring will be many, your descendants like the grass of the earth.

Job 40:22
The lotus plants conceal him in their shade; the willows of the brook surround him.

Psalm 137:2
There on the willows we hung our harps,

Isaiah 48:19
Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand, and your offspring as numerous as its grains; their name would never be cut off or eliminated from My presence."

Ezekiel 17:5
He took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil; he placed it by abundant waters and set it out like a willow.


Treasury of Scripture

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

spring

Isaiah 58:11
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

willows

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

Ezekiel 17:5
He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They will sprout
וְצָמְח֖וּ (wə·ṣā·mə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6779: To sprout, spring up

among
בְּבֵ֣ין (bə·ḇên)
Preposition-b
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the grass
חָצִ֑יר (ḥā·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2682: Green grass, herbage

like poplars
כַּעֲרָבִ֖ים (ka·‘ă·rā·ḇîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6155: (a kind of tree) perhaps poplar, also a wadi in Moab

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

flowing
יִבְלֵי־ (yiḇ·lê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2988: Watercourse, stream

streams.
מָֽיִם׃ (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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