For a little while have I forsaken thee, but with great compassion will I gather thee.

For a moment in mine anger, I hid my face from thee for a little season, but with everlasting mercy have I had compassion on thee, saith the Lord thy redeemer.

For this is unto me as the [a]waters of Noah; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with thee, nor rebuke thee.

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  1. Isaiah 54:9 As sure as the promise that I made to Noah, that the waters should no more overflow the earth.