Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 thus sayeth the LORD: My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways. 9 But as far as the heavens are higher than the earth, so far do my ways exceed yours, and my thoughts yours. 10 And like as the rain and snow cometh down from heaven, and returneth not thither again, but watereth the earth, maketh it fruitful and green, that it may give corn and bread unto the sower:


Cross References

Psalm 103:11

For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.

Psalm 36:5

Thy mercy, O LORD, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters; and thy footsteps are not known.

Psalm 89:2

For I have said, "Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou establish in the heavens."

Matthew 11:25

At that time, Jesus answered and said, "I praise thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them unto babes,

Romans 11:31-36

even so, now, have they not believed the mercy which is happened unto you; that they also may obtain mercy.

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