The Passion Translation
6 For I, Yahweh, have invited you to come back
like a depressed, deserted wife.
Like a young wife who has experienced rejection,
I am drawing you back to me,” says Yahweh.
7 “For just a brief moment I deserted you,
but with tender feelings of love
I will gather you back to me.
8 In a surge of anger, for just the briefest moment,
I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting kindness,
I will show you my cherishing love,”
says Yahweh, your Kinsman-Redeemer.