[a]For a (A)brief moment I forsook you,
But with great compassion I will (B)gather you.
“In an [b](C)outburst of anger
I hid My face from you for a moment,
But with everlasting (D)lovingkindness I will (E)have compassion on you,”
Says the Lord your (F)Redeemer.

“For [c]this is like the days of Noah to Me,
When I swore that the waters of Noah
Would (G)not [d]flood the earth again;
So I have sworn that I will (H)not be angry with you
Nor will I rebuke you.
10 “For the (I)mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My (J)covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
Says (K)the Lord who has compassion on you.

11 “O (L)afflicted one, storm-tossed, and (M)not comforted,
Behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
And your foundations I will (N)lay in [e](O)sapphires.
12 “Moreover, I will make your battlements of [f]rubies,
And your gates of [g]crystal,
And your entire [h]wall of precious stones.
13 (P)All your sons will be [i]taught of the Lord;
And the well-being of your sons will be (Q)great.
14 “In (R)righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from (S)oppression, for you will (T)not fear;
And from (U)terror, for it will not come near you.
15 “If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me.
(V)Whoever assails you will fall because of you.
16 “Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
17 (W)No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And (X)every tongue that [j]accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their (Y)vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 54:7 Lit In
  2. Isaiah 54:8 Lit overflowing
  3. Isaiah 54:9 Some mss read the waters of Noah this is to Me
  4. Isaiah 54:9 Lit cross over
  5. Isaiah 54:11 Or lapis lazuli
  6. Isaiah 54:12 I.e. bright red
  7. Isaiah 54:12 Or carbuncles
  8. Isaiah 54:12 Lit border, boundary
  9. Isaiah 54:13 Or disciples
  10. Isaiah 54:17 Lit rises against

12 (A)For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

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