Jeshurun (Jesh´uh-ruhn)

A poetic title in Hebrew for the people of Israel (Deut 32:15; Deut 33:5; Deut 33:26), with the symbolic meaning of “upright one” (Isa 44:2).

Deut 32:15

15Jacob ate his fill;
Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked.
You grew fat, bloated, and gorged!
He abandoned God who made him,
and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

Deut 33:5

5There arose a king in Jeshurun,
when the leaders of the people assembled—
the united tribes of Israel.

Deut 33:26

26There is none like God, O Jeshurun,
who rides through the heavens to your help,
majestic through the skies.

Isa 44:2

2Thus says the Lord who made you,
who formed you in the womb and will help you:
Do not fear, O Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

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