Isaiah 54:6

Hebrew Bible

5 For your husband is the one who made you—the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name. He is your Protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called “God of the entire earth.” 6Indeed, 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. 7 “For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

LXX Isaiah 54:6


5 because the Lord is the one who makes you, the Lord Sabaoth is his name, and the one who delivered you is the very God of Israel; he shall be called thus in all the earth. 6 The Lord has not called you as a forsaken and faint-hearted woman, nor as a woman hated from youth, your God has said. 7 For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great mercy I will have mercy on you.

 Notes and References

"... Ziegler assumes that the translator has made this sentence negative because the idea that God would have called Israel as an abandonded and hated woman was offensive to him ..."

Vorm-Croughs, Mirjam van der The Old Greek of Isaiah: An Analysis of its Pluses and Minuses (p. 464) Society of Biblical Literature, 2014

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