Isaiah 49:15
Good News Translation
So the LORD answers, "Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD answered, "Could a mother forget a child who nurses at her breast? Could she fail to love an infant who came from her own body? Even if a mother could forget, I will never forget you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.

a woman

1 Kings 3:26,27 But the woman, whose child was alive, said to the king; (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my lord, give her the child alive, and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine; but divide it. . . .

Psalm 103:13 As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him:

Malachi 3:17 And they shall be my special possession, saith the Lord of hosts, in the day that I do judgment: and I will spare them, as a man spareth his son that serveth him.

Matthew 7:11 If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?

that she should not have compassion.

Leviticus 26:29 So that you shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters.

Deuteronomy 28:56,57 The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter, . . .

2 Kings 6:28,29 This woman said to me: Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. . . .

2 Kings 11:1,2 Now Athalia, the mother of Ochozias, seeing that her son was dead, arose and slew all the royal seed. . . .

Lamentations 4:3,10 Ghimel. Even the sea monsters have drawn out the breast, they have given suck to their young: the daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostrich in the desert. . . .

Romans 1:31 Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.

yet

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant. I have formed thee, thou art my servant, O Israel, forget me not.

Jeremiah 31:20 Surely Ephraim is an honourable son to me, surely he is a tender child: for since I spoke of him, I will still remember him. Therefore are my bowels troubled for him: pitying I will pity him, saith the Lord.

Hosea 11:1 As the morning passeth, so hath the king of Israel passed away. Because Israel was a child, and I loved him: and I called my son out of Egypt.

Romans 11:28,29 As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers. . . .

Context
You are My Servant
14And Sion said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me. 15Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.16Behold, I have graven thee in my hands: thy walls are always before my eyes.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:26
But the woman, whose child was alive, said to the king; (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my lord, give her the child alive, and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine; but divide it.

Job 24:20
Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

Psalm 27:10
For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.

Psalm 77:9
Or will God forget to shew mercy? or will he in his anger shut up his mercies?

Proverbs 31:2
What, O my beloved, what, O the beloved of my womb, what, O the beloved of my vows?

Isaiah 14:1
Her time is near at hand, and her days shall not be prolonged. For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose out of Israel, and will make them rest upon their own ground: and the stranger shall be joined with them, and shall adhere to the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 44:21
Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant. I have formed thee, thou art my servant, O Israel, forget me not.

Isaiah 49:14
And Sion said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.

Lamentations 4:3
Ghimel. Even the sea monsters have drawn out the breast, they have given suck to their young: the daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostrich in the desert.

Additional Translations
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the son of her womb? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, these may forget, yet will not I forget thee.

Will a woman forget her child, so as not to have compassion upon the offspring of her womb? but if a woman should even forget these, yet I will not forget thee, saith the Lord.

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee.

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, these may forget, yet will not I forget thee.

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee.

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you!

Forget doth a woman her suckling, The loved one -- the son of her womb? Yea, these forget -- but I -- I forget not thee.
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