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This is what the Lord says, who made you,
    who formed you in ·your mother’s body [L the womb],
    who will help you:
“·People of Jacob, my servants [L Jacob, my servant], don’t be afraid.
    ·Israel [L Jeshurun; C the location of the Temple; Deut. 32:15; 33:5, 26], I chose you.
I will pour out water for the thirsty land
    and make streams flow on dry land.
I will pour out my Spirit ·into your children [on your descendants/offspring/seed]
    and my blessing on your ·descendants [offspring].
·Your children [L They] will ·grow [sprout up] like a tree in the grass,
    like ·poplar trees [or willows] growing beside streams of water.

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This is what the Lord says—
    he who made(A) you, who formed you in the womb,(B)
    and who will help(C) you:
Do not be afraid,(D) Jacob, my servant,(E)
    Jeshurun,[a](F) whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water(G) on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;(H)
I will pour out my Spirit(I) on your offspring,
    and my blessing(J) on your descendants.(K)
They will spring up like grass(L) in a meadow,
    like poplar trees(M) by flowing streams.(N)

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  1. Isaiah 44:2 Jeshurun means the upright one, that is, Israel.