15 Can a woman forget her baby, Or disown the child of her womb? Though she might forget, I never could forget you.
ha-tish-KAKH i-SHAH u-LAH may-ra-KHAYM ben bit-NAH gam AY-leh tish-KAKH-nah v’-a-no-KHEE lo esh-ka-KHAYKH
טו הֲתִשְׁכַּח אִשָּׁה עוּלָהּ מֵרַחֵם בֶּן־בִּטְנָהּ גַּם־אֵלֶּה תִשְׁכַּחְנָה וְאָנֹכִי לֹא אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ׃
49:15 I never could forget you
The relationship between Hashem and the Children of Israel is often compared to that of a husband and wife. There is, however, an additional element to the relationship; that of a parent and a child. While husbands and wives can fall out of love and the relationship can be formally ended, the mother who carries and gives birth to a child will always be that child’s mother. In verse 14, Israel expresses its feelings of being abandoned and forgotten by Hashem. God responds in this verse by saying that His love for the Children of Israel is even deeper than a mother’s love for her child, and promises that He could never forget His people.