New Century Version
7 God says, “I left you for a short time,
but with great kindness I will bring you back again.
8 I became very angry
and hid from you for a time,
but I will show you mercy with kindness forever,”
says the Lord who saves you.
9 The Lord says, “This day is like the time of Noah to me.
I promised then that I would never flood the world again.
In the same way, I promise I will not be angry with you
or punish you again.