The LORD will call you back1 as if you were a wife deserted2 and distressed in spirit-- a wife who married young,3 only to be rejected," says your God.
"For a brief moment4 I abandoned5 you, but with deep compassion6 I will bring you back.78
In a surge of anger8 I hid9 my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness10 I will have compassion11 on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.129
"To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.13 So now I have sworn14 not to be angry15 with you, never to rebuke16 you again.
Though the mountains be shaken1718 and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love19 for you will not be shaken20 nor my covenant21 of peace22 be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion23 on you.