Christian Standard Bible
17 The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
I will answer them.(A)
I am the Lord, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them.
18 I will open rivers on the barren heights,(B)
and springs in the middle of the plains.
I will turn the desert into a pool
and dry land into springs.(C)