Bible: Isaiah 54:7-12
54:7 “For a short time I abandoned 1 you,
but with great compassion I will gather you.
but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,”
says your protector, 4 the
54:9 “As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah’s time, 5
when I vowed that the waters of Noah’s flood 6 would never again cover the earth.
In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.
54:10 Even if the mountains are removed
and the hills displaced,
my devotion will not be removed from you,
nor will my covenant of friendship 7 be displaced,”
54:11 “O afflicted one, driven away, 8 and unconsoled!
Look, I am about to set your stones in antimony
and I lay your foundation with lapis-lazuli.
54:12 I will make your pinnacles out of gems, 9
your gates out of beryl, 10