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“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.
“To me this is like Noah’s floodwaters, when I swore an oath
    that Noah’s floodwaters would never cover the earth again.
So now I swear an oath not to be angry with you or punish you.

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