Isaiah 54:7
New International Version
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

New Living Translation
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back.

English Standard Version
For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

Berean Study Bible
“For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will bring you back.

King James Bible
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

New King James Version
“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

New American Standard Bible
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

NASB 1995
“For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

NASB 1977
“For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

Amplified Bible
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, But with great compassion and mercy I will gather you [to Myself again].

Christian Standard Bible
“I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with abundant compassion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with great compassion.

American Standard Version
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In a little anger I left you, and in my many compassions I shall gather you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For a little while I left thee: but with great mercy will I have compassion upon thee.

Contemporary English Version
I rejected you for a while, but with love and tenderness I will embrace you again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For a, small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee.

English Revised Version
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

Good News Translation
"For one brief moment I left you; with deep love I will take you back.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I abandoned you for one brief moment, but I will bring you back with unlimited compassion.

International Standard Version
"For a brief moment I abandoned you; but I'll gather you with great compassion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; But with great compassion will I gather thee.

Literal Standard Version
“In a small moment I have forsaken you, And in great mercies I gather you,

NET Bible
"For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

New Heart English Bible
"For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.

World English Bible
"For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.

Young's Literal Translation
In a small moment I have forsaken thee, And in great mercies I do gather thee,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Future Blessings for Zion
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. 8In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD your Redeemer.…

Cross References
James 4:6
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is fleeting, but His favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may stay the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Isaiah 11:12
He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; He will collect the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 12:1
In that day you will say: "O LORD, I will praise You. Although You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, and You have comforted me.

Isaiah 14:1
For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again He will choose Israel and settle them in their own land. The foreigner will join them and unite with the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 26:20
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves a little while until the wrath has passed.

Isaiah 27:8
By warfare and exile You contended with her and removed her with a fierce wind, as on the day the east wind blows.


Treasury of Scripture

For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.

a small

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Isaiah 60:10
And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

with

Isaiah 11:11
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 27:12
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.









(7) For a small moment.--Historically the words point to the seventy years of exile, as being but a transient interruption of the manifestation of the everlasting mercies. Spiritually they have wider and manifold fulfilments in the history of individuals, of the Church, of mankind.

Verses 7, 8. - For a small moment have I forsaken thee. The sixty or seventy years of the Captivity were but as a moment of time compared with the long ages during which God had tenderly watched over and protected his Church, and, still more, compared with the eternity during which he was now about to show himself her constant Guardian and Protector. There had been a little wrath; or rather, one burst of wrath; and then Mercy had resumed her sway. The face hid for a moment had been allowed once more to shine upon the afflicted people; and the momentary indignation would be followed by, and swallowed up in, ever-lasting kindness (compare above, Isaiah 26:20 and Psalm 30:5, "His anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For a brief
קָטֹ֖ן (qā·ṭōn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

moment
בְּרֶ֥גַע (bə·re·ḡa‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7281: A wink, a very short space of time

I forsook you,
עֲזַבְתִּ֑יךְ (‘ă·zaḇ·tîḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

but with great
גְּדֹלִ֖ים (gə·ḏō·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

compassion
וּבְרַחֲמִ֥ים (ū·ḇə·ra·ḥă·mîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7356: Compassion, the womb, a maiden

I will bring you back.
אֲקַבְּצֵֽךְ׃ (’ă·qab·bə·ṣêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect


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