Isaiah 54:7
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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For a small moment I have forsaken thee; but with great mercies I will gather thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

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,
Study Bible
Future Blessings for Zion
6"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. 7"For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you. 8"In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness 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 but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Isaiah 11:12
And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 14:1
When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.

Isaiah 27:8
You contended with them by banishing them, by driving them away. With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

Isaiah 43:5
"Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.

Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.

Isaiah 49:18
"Lift up your eyes and look around; All of them gather together, they come to you. As I live," declares the LORD, "You will surely put on all of them as jewels and bind them on as a bride.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors …

Isaiah 60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings …

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is …

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Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his …

Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off …

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Isaiah 43:5,6 Fear not: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, …

Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will …

Isaiah 60:4 Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves …

Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I …

Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion …

Psalm 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to …

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of …

Micah 4:6 In that day, said the LORD, will I assemble her that halts, and I …

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather …

(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"). For a small moment have I forsaken thee,.... The people of God seem to be forsaken by him when he hides his face from them, as it is afterwards explained; when they are in distress, and he does not immediately appear for them; when they are afflicted in body and mind, though these afflictions are but for a moment; nor are they really forsaken, not as to things temporal or spiritual; God never forsakes the work of his own hands, nor his people, at least for ever, or so as that they shall perish. Some interpret this of the seventy years' captivity of the Jews in Babylon, which was but a very short time; others of the times of ignorance in the Gentile world before the coming of Christ, which God winked at, when he overlooked them, and took no notice of them; but I choose to understand it of the time and state of the Christian church, during the ten persecutions of Rome Pagan, when it seemed to be forsaken of God, and to be triumphed over by her enemies:

but with great mercies will I gather thee; they had been scattered about by persecution, but now should be gathered together in bodies, and have their public assemblies, and worship God openly, none making them afraid; which was fulfilled in Constantine's time, when Paganism was abolished, and Christianity established throughout the Roman empire; when public places for Christian worship were opened everywhere, the Gospel was freely preached, and multitudes were gathered by effectual calling, and brought into the Gospel church, which was now in a very flourishing condition; for this is not to be understood of the gathering of the captive Jews from Babylon, nor of the calling of the Gentiles by the ministry of the apostles, nor of the restoration and conversion of the Jews in the latter day, though this is more eligible than the former, and much less of the gathering of the saints at the last day. 7. small moment—as compared with Israel's coming long prosperity (Isa 26:20; 60:10). So the spiritual Israel (Ps 30:5; 2Co 4:17).

gather thee—to Myself from thy dispersions.54:6-10 As God is slow to anger, so he is swift to show mercy. And how sweet the returns of mercy would be, when God should come and comfort them! He will have mercy on them. God's gathering his people takes rise from his mercy, not any merit of theirs; and it is with great mercies, with everlasting kindness. The wrath is little, the mercies great; the wrath for a moment, the kindness everlasting. We are neither to despond under afflictions, nor to despair of relief. Mountains have been shaken and removed, but the promises of God never were broken by any event. Mountains and hills also signify great men. Creature-confidences shall fail; but when our friends fail us, our God does not. All this is alike applicable to the church at large, and to each believer. God will rebuke and correct his people for sins; but he will not cast them off. Let this encourage us to give the more diligence to make our calling and election sure.
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