New International Version
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
For not My thoughts are your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
Isaiah 55:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found - Rab. David Kimchi gives the true sense of this passage: "Seek ye the Lord, because he may be found: call upon him, because he is near. Repent before ye die, for after death there is no conversion of the soul."
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LibraryOctober 4. "Instead of the Brier, the Myrtle Tree" (Isa. Lv. 13).
"Instead of the brier, the myrtle tree" (Isa. lv. 13). God's sweetest memorial is the transformed thorn and the thistle blooming with flowers of peace and sweetness, where once grew recriminations. Beloved, God is waiting to make just such memorials in your life, out of the things that are hurting you most to-day. Take the grievances, the separations, the strained friendships and the broken ties which have been the sorrow and heartbreak of your life, and let God heal them, and give you grace to make …
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And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant--and this decree, Sovereign LORD, is for a mere human!
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
"If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD's holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--
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