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.
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.
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.
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.
Isaiah 55:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For as the heavens are higher - I am persuaded that כ caph, the particle of comparison, is lost in this place, from the likeness of the particle כי ki, immediately preceding it. So Houbigant and Secker. And their remark is confirmed by all the ancient Versions, which express it; and by the following passage of Psalm 103:11, which is almost the same: -
הארץ על שמים כגבה כי haarets al shamayim chigboah ki יראיו על חסדו גבר yereaiv al chasdo gabar
"For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So high is his goodness over them that fear him."
Where, by the nature of the sentence, the verb in the second line ought to be the same with that in the first; גבה gabah, not גבר gabar: so Archbishop Secker conjectured; referring however to Psalm 117:2.
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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!
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.
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