For the Lord has called you,
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,(A)
a wife of one’s youth(B) when she is rejected,”
says your God.
“I deserted you for a brief moment,(C)
but I will take you back with abundant compassion.
In a surge of anger
I hid my face(D) from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”(E)
says the Lord your Redeemer.

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