3 Like a devoted gardener, I will pour sweet water on parched land,
streams on hard-packed ground;
I will pour My spirit on your children and grandchildren—
and let My blessing flow to your descendants.
4 And they will sprout among the grasses, grow vibrant and tall
like the willow trees lining a riverbank.
5 One will call out: “I belong to the Eternal.”
Another will say, “Jacob is my people; Israel my honored name.”
Yet others will write “Property of the Eternal” on their hands.
New International Version
3 For I will pour water(A) on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;(B)
I will pour out my Spirit(C) on your offspring,
and my blessing(D) on your descendants.(E)
4 They will spring up like grass(F) in a meadow,
like poplar trees(G) by flowing streams.(H)
5 Some will say, ‘I belong(I) to the Lord’;
others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;
still others will write on their hand,(J) ‘The Lord’s,’(K)
and will take the name Israel.