6 For the Eternal has called you to come back home,
like a young wife, once deserted and deeply injured.
Now God is pulling you close again. Like a spouse forgives,
He will take you back and be reconciled.
The Eternal, your Redeemer, says this:
7 Eternal One: Yes, I was angry for a moment, and I rejected you,
but My love endures, and I want you back.
8 For that moment, when I was so mad,
I made it impossible for you to see Me, to find Me,
But with great tenderness, I will take you back in love.
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)