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I will bless the thirsty land
    by sending streams of water;
I will bless your descendants
    by giving them my Spirit.
They will spring up like grass[a]
or like willow trees
    near flowing streams.
They will worship me
    and become my people.
They will write my name
    on the back of their hands.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 44.4 like grass: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  2. 44.5 write. . . hands: To show that they belong to the Lord and to Israel.

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