GOD’S WORD Translation
6 “The Lord has called you as if you were
a wife who was abandoned and in grief,
a wife who married young and was rejected,” says your God.
7 “I abandoned you for one brief moment,
but I will bring you back with unlimited compassion.
8 I hid my face from you for a moment in a burst of anger,
but I will have compassion on you with everlasting kindness,”
says the Lord your defender.
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)