"Do not be afraid;1 you will not suffer shame.2 Do not fear disgrace;3 you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth4 and remember no more the reproach5 of your widowhood.65
For your Maker7 is your husband8-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One9 of Israel is your Redeemer;10 he is called the God of all the earth.116
The LORD will call you back12 as if you were a wife deserted13 and distressed in spirit-- a wife who married young,14 only to be rejected," says your God.
"For a brief moment15 I abandoned16 you, but with deep compassion17 I will bring you back.188
In a surge of anger19 I hid20 my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness21 I will have compassion22 on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.239
"To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.24 So now I have sworn25 not to be angry26 with you, never to rebuke27 you again.
Though the mountains be shaken2829 and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love30 for you will not be shaken31 nor my covenant32 of peace33 be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion34 on you.
"O afflicted35 city, lashed by storms36 and not comforted,37 I will build you with stones of turquoise,a38 your foundations39 with sapphires.b4012
I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates41 of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
All your sons will be taught by the LORD,42 and great will be your children's peace.4314
In righteousness44 you will be established:45 Tyranny46 will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear.47 Terror48 will be far removed; it will not come near you.