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Isaiah 41:18Good News Translation (GNT)

18 I will make rivers flow among barren hills
    and springs of water run in the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water
    and the dry land into flowing springs.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Isaiah 41:18New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 I will open rivers on the bare heights,[a]
    and fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
    and the dry land springs of water.

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  1. Isaiah 41:18 Or trails
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Isaiah 41:18Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

18 I will open up rivers on the barren hills
and wells down in the broad valleys.
I will turn the desert into a lake
and dry ground into springs.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 41:18-20The Message (MSG)

17-20 “The poor and homeless are desperate for water,
    their tongues parched and no water to be found.
But I’m there to be found, I’m there for them,
    and I, God of Israel, will not leave them thirsty.
I’ll open up rivers for them on the barren hills,
    spout fountains in the valleys.
I’ll turn the baked-clay badlands into a cool pond,
    the waterless waste into splashing creeks.
I’ll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland,
    also acacia, myrtle, and olive.
I’ll place the cypress in the desert,
    with plenty of oaks and pines.
Everyone will see this. No one can miss it—
    unavoidable, indisputable evidence
That I, God, personally did this.
    It’s created and signed by The Holy of Israel.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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