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

Other Translations of Isaiah 54:7

New International Version

7 "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

English Standard Version

7 For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

The Message

7 Your Redeemer God says: "I left you, but only for a moment. Now, with enormous compassion, I'm bringing you back.

New King James Version

7 "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

New Living Translation

7 "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 54:7

Commentary on Isaiah 54:6-10

(Read Isaiah 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.