New American Standard Bible
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
King James Bible
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Darby Bible Translation
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.
World English Bible
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.
Young's Literal Translation
For, as the height of the heavens is above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For as the heaven is high above the earth - See the notes at Psalm 57:10. Compare the notes at Isaiah 55:9. The literal translation of the phrase here would be, "For like the height of the heavens above the earth." The heavens - the starry heavens - are the highest objects of which we have any knowledge; and hence, the comparison is used to denote the great mercy of God - meaning that it is as great as can be conceived; that there is nothing beyond it; that we cannot imagine that it could be greater - as we can imagine nothing higher than the heavens.
So great is his mercy toward them that fear him - To those who reverence and serve him. That is, His mercy is thus great in forgiving their offences; in imparting grace; in giving them support and consolation.
LibraryWhat the Flowers Say.
(Children's Flower Service.) PSALM ciii. 15. "As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth." Children, have you ever heard of the language of flowers? Now, of course, we know that flowers cannot speak as we can. I wish they could. I think they would say such sweet things. But in one way flowers do talk to us. When you give them some water, or when God sends a shower of rain upon them, they give forth a sweet smell; I think that the flowers are speaking then, I think that they are saying, "thank …
H. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2
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Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
He will bless those who fear the LORD, The small together with the great.
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
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