God never really forgets. The CEV got it right. The translation is made for our benefit. Its an attempt to explain a spiritual decision in earthly language. The Hebrew word used here is Zakar, which means to mark so as to recognise. It like going back to a file that has been marked ” kiv”. That doesn’t mean forgotten. It means until the appropriate time. God hasn’t forgotten your case. We drew attention to this first in Gen.8:2,when the word said: God remembered Noah. Albert Barnes says, ”God was moved by their prayers to give effect to the covenant of which the essential condition was faith and contrition involved in the act of supplication”. Isa.49:15 gives us hope that God does not forget. Psa.27;10 gives another assurance. I don’t know how you feel right now, but be sure Gods love for you is so deep He will never forget you. In John 10:29,Jesus reaffirms that no one can pluck you out of the fathers hands. Isn’t that comforting? What is translated as ”respect”, means to notice or bring to attention. Today,it is your turn to be noticed. Your record is ready for treatment. Its your turn now.
And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. Exodus 2:24-25 KJV