Isaiah 54:7

Hebrew Bible

6 “Indeed, 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. 7For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you. 8 In a burst of anger I rejected you momentarily, but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,”says your Protector, the Lord. 9 “As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah’s time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah’s flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.

1 Enoch 50:3


2 On the day of affliction when evil shall have been stored up against the sinners. And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spirits: And He will cause the others to witness this that they may repent and abandon the works of their hands. 3 They shall have no honor through the name of the Lord of Spirits, yet through His name they shall be saved, and the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them, for His compassion is great. 4 And He is righteous also in His judgment, and in the presence of His glory unrighteousness also shall not sustain itself: At His judgment the unrepentant shall perish before Him.

 Notes and References

"... That these gentiles are saved in the name of the Lord of Spirits (verse 3h) indicates that they have the same status as the righteous mentioned in 48:7e, as is also indicated by their receipt of 'honor' in the presence of the Lord of Spirits. For God's mercy in the context of judgment, see 1 Enoch 1:8; 5:6. For mercy as a quality that the messianic king shows to the gentiles, see Psalms of Solomon 17:34: 'he will haw mercy on all the nations (that stand) before him in fear' ... On God's mercies as 'great' see Isaiah 54:7 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (pp. 182-183) Fortress Press, 2012

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