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“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.

“I abandoned you for one brief moment,
    but I will bring you back with unlimited compassion.
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.

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GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Copyright © 1995 by God's Word to the Nations. Used by permission of God's Word Mission Society.

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