Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

Holman Bible

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

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 forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


Cross References

Psalm 92:5

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 40:5

Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Proverbs 25:3

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

2 Samuel 7:19

And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?

Psalm 25:10

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Proverbs 21:8

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Jeremiah 3:1

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

Ezekiel 18:29

Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Daniel 4:37

Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

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