Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

New American Standard Bible

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

King James Version

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

International Standard Version

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

A Conservative Version

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says LORD.

American Standard Version

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.

Amplified

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord.

Darby Translation

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For my thoughts are not as your thoughts, neither are your ways as my ways, saith the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

For not my purposes your purposes and not your ways my ways, says Jehovah

King James 2000

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, and your ways [are] not my ways," {declares} Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thus sayeth the LORD: My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways.

NET Bible

"Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,

New Heart English Bible

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

For, my thoughts, are not, your thoughts, Nor, your ways, my ways, - Declareth Yahweh.

Webster

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

World English Bible

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

For not My thoughts are your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, -- an affirmation of Jehovah,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

my ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 55:8

Devotionals containing Isaiah 55:8

References

Hastings

Watsons

Images Isaiah 55:8

Prayers for Isaiah 55:8

Context Readings

Invitation To True Rewards

7 Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
9 “For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.


Cross References

Psalm 92:5

How magnificent are Your works, Lord,
how profound Your thoughts!

Psalm 40:5

Lord my God, You have done many things—
Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;
none can compare with You.
If I were to report and speak of them,
they are more than can be told.

Proverbs 25:3

As the heaven is high and the earth is deep,
so the hearts of kings cannot be investigated.

2 Samuel 7:19

What You have done so far was a little thing to You, Lord God, for You have also spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. And this is a revelation for mankind, Lord God.

Psalm 25:10

All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truth
to those who keep His covenant and decrees.

Proverbs 21:8

A guilty man’s conduct is crooked,
but the behavior of the innocent is upright.

Isaiah 53:6

We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for the iniquity of us all.

Jeremiah 3:1

If a man divorces his wife
and she leaves him to marry another,
can he ever return to her?
Wouldn’t such a land become totally defiled?
But you!
You have played the prostitute with many partners
can you return to Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Ezekiel 18:29

But the house of Israel says, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair.’ Is it My ways that are unfair, house of Israel? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. He is able to humble those who walk in pride.

Hosea 14:9

Let whoever is wise understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
and the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.

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