Bible: Isa 54:4-8

54:4 Don’t be afraid, for you will not be put to shame!

Don’t be intimidated, 1  for you will not be humiliated!

You will forget about the shame you experienced in your youth;

you will no longer remember the disgrace of your abandonment. 2 

54:5 For your husband is the one who made you –

the Lord who commands armies is his name.

He is your protector, 3  the Holy One of Israel. 4 

He is called “God of the entire earth.”

54:6Indeed, the Lord will call you back

like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, 5 

like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God.

54:7For a short time I abandoned 6  you,

but with great compassion I will gather you.

54:8 In a burst 7  of anger I rejected you 8  momentarily,

but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,”

says your protector, 9  the Lord.

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