Isaiah 54:6
New International Version
The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit— a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.

New Living Translation
For the LORD has called you back from your grief— as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband,” says your God.

English Standard Version
For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD has called you back, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, like the rejected wife of one’s youth,” says your God.

King James Bible
For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

New King James Version
For the LORD has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God.

New American Standard Bible
“For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” Says your God.

NASB 1995
“For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” Says your God.

NASB 1977
“For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” Says your God.

Amplified Bible
“For the LORD has called you, Like a wife who has been abandoned, grieved in spirit, And like a wife [married] in her youth when she is [later] rejected and scorned,” Says your God.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has called you, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” says your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has called you, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” says your God.”

American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because like a woman who is divorced and whose spirit is grieved, LORD JEHOVAH called you, and like the wife of a youth who is forsaken, says your God

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord has not called thee as a deserted and faint-hearted woman, nor as a woman hated from her youth, saith thy God.

Contemporary English Version
You were like a young wife, brokenhearted and crying because her husband had divorced her. But the LORD your God says, "I am taking you back!

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord hath called thee as woman forsaken and mourning in spirit, end se a wife cast off from her youth, said thy God.

English Revised Version
For the LORD hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.

Good News Translation
Israel, you are like a young wife, deserted by her husband and deeply distressed. But the LORD calls you back to him and says:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The LORD has called you as if you were a wife who was abandoned and in grief, a wife who married young and was rejected," says your God.

International Standard Version
For the LORD has called you back like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man's youth when she is cast off," says the LORD your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD hath called thee As a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit; And a wife of youth, can she be rejected? Saith thy God.

Literal Standard Version
For as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, YHWH has called you, Even a youthful wife when she is refused,” said your God.

NET Bible
"Indeed, the LORD will call you back like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, like a young wife when she has been rejected," says your God.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off," says your God.

World English Bible
For Yahweh has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off," says your God.

Young's Literal Translation
For, as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Called thee hath Jehovah, Even a youthful wife when she is refused, said thy God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Future Blessings for Zion
5For your husband is your Maker—the LORD of Hosts is His name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth. 6For the LORD has called you back, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, like the rejected wife of one’s youth,” says your God. 7“For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will bring you back.…

Cross References
Isaiah 49:14
But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me; the Lord has forgotten me!"

Isaiah 49:21
Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. So who has reared them? Look, I was left all alone, so where did they come from?'"

Isaiah 50:1
This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of My creditors did I sell you? Look, you were sold for your iniquities, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Isaiah 50:2
Why was no one there when I arrived? Why did no one answer when I called? Is My hand too short to redeem you? Or do I lack the strength to deliver you? Behold, My rebuke dries up the sea; I turn the rivers into a desert; the fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.

Isaiah 62:4
No longer will you be called Forsaken, nor your land named Desolate; but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be His bride.

Hosea 2:19
So I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in loving devotion and compassion.

Malachi 2:14
Yet you ask, "Why?" It is because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have broken faith, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were refused, said your God.

a woman

Isaiah 49:14
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.

Isaiah 62:4
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Hosea 2:1,2,14,15
Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah…

a wife

Proverbs 5:18
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

Ecclesiastes 9:9
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

Malachi 2:14
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.









(6) For the Lord hath called thee.--The words find their explanation, perhaps their starting-point, in the history of Hosea and Gomer (Hosea 1-3). The husband has punished the faithless wife by what seemed a divorce, but his heart yearns after her, and he takes her back again.

When thou wast refused.--Some critics render Can she be rejected . . .? with the implied answer. "No, that is impossible," but the Authorised version is tenable, and gives an adequate meaning.

Verse 6. - For the Lord hath called thee; i.e. recalled thee to himself - summoned thee to return, and once more resume the office of a wife. As a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit; i.e. as one whom her husband has cast off, and whose spirit is grieved by the repudiation. No doubt a large number of the captives had the same spirit of penitence as Daniel (Daniel 9:5-19). A wife of youth. One wooed and won in youth, therefore more dearly loved, more regretfully repudiated, more joyfully restored when seen to be penitent. When thou wast refused; rather, when she has been cast off. Jehovah takes back Israel into the old relationship, as a man takes back "the wife of his youth," when she has been for a long time "cast off."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

has called you back,
קְרָאָ֣ךְ (qə·rā·’āḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

like a wife
כְאִשָּׁ֧ה (ḵə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

deserted
עֲזוּבָ֛ה (‘ă·zū·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 5805: Forsakenness, desolation

and wounded
וַעֲצ֥וּבַת (wa·‘ă·ṣū·ḇaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6087: To carve, fabricate, fashion, to worry, pain, anger

in spirit,
ר֖וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

the wife
וְאֵ֧שֶׁת (wə·’ê·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

of one’s youth
נְעוּרִ֛ים (nə·‘ū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

when
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

she is rejected,”
תִמָּאֵ֖ס (ṯim·mā·’ês)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

says
אָמַ֥ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

your God.
אֱלֹהָֽיִךְ׃ (’ĕ·lō·hā·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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