Parallel Verses

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.

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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst. I, LORD, will answer 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.

Amplified

The poor and needy are seeking water when there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Bible in Basic English

The poor and crushed are looking for water where no water is, and their tongue is dry for need of it: I the Lord will give ear to their prayer, I the God of Israel will not give them up.

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

The poor and the needy seeking water, and none; their tongue failing in thirst, I Jehovah will answer them; the God of Israel, I will not forsake them.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The poor and the needy [are] seeking water and [there is] none; their tongue is dried up with thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Modern King James verseion

The poor and needy seek water, and there is none; their tongue fails for thirst, I Jehovah will hear them, I the God of Israel will not leave them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When the thirsty and poor seek water, and find none, and when their tongue is dry of thirst: I give it them, sayeth the LORD. I, the God of Israel, forsake them not.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

As for the oppressed and the needy. Seeking water when there is none, Their tongue with thirst being parched I - Yahweh, will answer them, The God of Israel, I will not forsake them:

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

and needy
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

and there is none, and their tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

נשׁת 
Nashath 
Usage: 3

צמא 
Tsama' 
Usage: 17

I the Lord

Usage: 0

will hear
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

them, I the God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

will not forsake
עזב 
`azab 
Usage: 28

References

Prayers for Isaiah 41:17

Context Readings

God Helps Israel

16 You'll winnow them, and the wind will lift them up, and a tempest will blow them away. Then you'll rejoice in the LORD, and you'll make your boast in the Holy One of Israel." 17 "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. 18 I'll open up rivers on the barren heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I'll turn the desert into a pool of water, and the parched land into springs of water.



Cross References

Isaiah 30:19

Indeed, you people who live in Zion and in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious the LORD will be to you at the sound of your cry! As soon as he hears it, he will answer you.

Isaiah 42:16

I'll help the blind walk, even on a road they do not know; I'll guide them in directions they do not know. I'll turn the dark places into light in front of them, and the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I won't abandon them.

Isaiah 55:1

"Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters! Also, you that have no money, come, buy, and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Isaiah 61:1

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Genesis 28:15

Now pay attention! I'm here with you, and I'm going to be watching over you wherever you go. I'm going to bring you back to this land, because I won't ever leave you until I've accomplished what I've promised about you."

Exodus 17:3

But the people were thirsty there for water, so they complained against Moses: "Why did you bring us up from Egypt to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?"

Exodus 17:6

I'll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock and water will come out of it, so the people can drink." Moses did this in front of the elders of Israel.

Judges 15:18-19

Aferward, he became thirsty, called out to the LORD, and told him, "So, you provided this great deliverance at the hands of your servant, but now I'm to die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"

Psalm 22:15

My strength is dried up like broken pottery; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, and you have brought me down to the dust of death.

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered him from all of his distress.

Psalm 42:2

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When may I come and appear in God's presence?

Psalm 50:15

Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."

Psalm 63:1-2

God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land.

Psalm 68:9-10

God, you poured out abundant rain on your inheritance. When Israel was weary, you sustained her.

Psalm 72:12-13

For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer.

Psalm 94:14

For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage.

Psalm 102:16-17

When the LORD rebuilds Zion, he will appear in his glory.

Psalm 107:5-6

Hungry and thirsty, their spirits failed.

Isaiah 43:20

Wild animals, jackals, and owls will honor me because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wilderness to give drink to my people, my chosen ones,

Isaiah 44:3

For I'll pour water upon thirsty ground and streams on parched land. So will I pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing upon your descendants.

Isaiah 66:2

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.

Lamentations 4:4

The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.

Amos 8:11-13

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

Matthew 5:3

"How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

Matthew 5:6

"How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!

Luke 16:24

So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.'

John 4:10-15

Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."

John 7:37-39

On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and shouted, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!

2 Corinthians 12:9

but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.

Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."

Revelation 21:6

Then he told me, "It has happened! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give a drink from the spring of the water of life to the one who is thirsty.

Revelation 22:17

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let everyone who hears this say, "Come!" Let everyone who is thirsty come! Let anyone who wants the water of life take it as a gift!

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