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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.
For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with great compassion I am gathering you.
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.

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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.
“For a brief moment(D) I abandoned(E) you,
    but with deep compassion(F) I will bring you back.(G)
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)

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