Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

As the heavens were high above the earth, so my ways were high above your ways, and my purposes above your purposes.

New American Standard Bible

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

King James Version

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Holman Bible

“For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.

International Standard Version

"For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

A Conservative Version

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

American Standard Version

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Amplified


“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

Bible in Basic English

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Darby Translation

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

King James 2000

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"For [as] [the] heavens are {higher} than [the] earth, so my ways are {higher} than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Modern King James verseion

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But as far as the heavens are higher than the earth, so far do my ways exceed yours, and my thoughts yours.

NET Bible

for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.

New Heart English Bible

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The Emphasized Bible

For, higher, are the heavens than the earth, - So, higher, are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Webster

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

World English Bible

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Youngs Literal Translation

For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For as the heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

גּבהּ 
Gabahh 
Usage: 34

than the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

so are my ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

גּבהּ 
Gabahh 
Usage: 34

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

and my thoughts
מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 55:9

Devotionals containing Isaiah 55:9

Context Readings

Invitation To True Rewards

8 For not my purposes your purposes and not your ways my ways, says Jehovah 9 As the heavens were high above the earth, so my ways were high above your ways, and my purposes above your purposes. 10 For as the rain coming down and the snow from the heavens, and shall not turn back there, but watering the earth and causing it to bring forth and sprout, and giving seed to be sown, and bread to be eaten;


Cross References

Psalm 103:11

For as the height of the heavens above the earth, his mercy prevailed upon those fearing him.

Psalm 36:5

O Jehovah, thy mercy is in the heavens; thy faithfulness even to the clouds.

Psalm 77:19

In the sea thy way, and thy paths in many waters, and thy heels were not known.

Psalm 89:2

For I said, Mercy shall be built up forever: the heavens, thy faithfulness shall be prepared in them.

Matthew 11:25

In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children.

Romans 11:31-36

So they now also were disobedient, by your mercy that they also be commiserated.

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