For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the heaven is high over the earth, so great is his mercy to his worshippers.
Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens, and your strong purpose is as high as the clouds.
Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.
For you have said, Mercy will be made strong for ever; my faith will be unchanging in the heavens.
At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.
So in the same way these have gone against the orders of God, so that by the mercy given to you they may now get mercy.
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