Isaiah 55:9
New International Version
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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

English 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.

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

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.

New 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.

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

Christian Standard Bible
"For as heaven is higher than earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Contemporary English Version
Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, my thoughts and my ways are higher than yours.

Good News Translation
As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways and thoughts above yours.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

New American Standard 1977
“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 Bible
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

American 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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But as the heaven is distant from the earth, so is my way distant from your ways, and your thoughts from my mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.

Darby Bible Translation
For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's 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.
Study Bible
Invitation to the Needy
8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.10For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:19
And as if this was a small thing in Your eyes, O Lord GOD, You have also spoken about the future of the house of Your servant. Is this Your custom with man, O Lord GOD?

Psalm 103:11
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving devotion for those who fear Him.

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of Hosts has sworn: "As I have planned, so will it be; as I have purposed, so will it stand.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Psalm 36:5
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 77:19
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Psalm 89:2
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.









Lexicon
“For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[as] the heavens
שָׁמַ֖יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

are higher
גָבְה֥וּ (ḡā·ḇə·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

than the earth,
מֵאָ֑רֶץ (mê·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

so
כֵּ֣ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

My ways
דְרָכַי֙ (ḏə·rā·ḵay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

are higher
גָּבְה֤וּ (gā·ḇə·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

than your ways
מִדַּרְכֵיכֶ֔ם (mid·dar·ḵê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and My thoughts
וּמַחְשְׁבֹתַ֖י (ū·maḥ·šə·ḇō·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

than your thoughts.
מִמַּחְשְׁבֹתֵיכֶֽם׃ (mim·maḥ·šə·ḇō·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan
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