Evangelical Heritage Version
6 Though you are like an abandoned wife with a wounded spirit,
though you are like the wife from a man’s youth who has been rejected,
the Lord is calling you back, says your God.
7 For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with great compassion I am gathering you.
8 In a flood of anger I hid my face from you for a moment,
but in everlasting mercy I will have compassion on you,
says your Redeemer, the Lord.
New International Version
6 The Lord will call you back(A)
as if you were a wife deserted(B) and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,(C)
only to be rejected,” says your God.
7 “For a brief moment(D) I abandoned(E) you,
but with deep compassion(F) I will bring you back.(G)
8 In a surge of anger(H)
I hid(I) my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness(J)
I will have compassion(K) on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.(L)