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Isaiah 55:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, my thoughts, are not, your thoughts, Nor, your ways, my ways,—Declareth Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For not My thoughts [are] your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways,—an affirmation of Jehovah,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your wayes my wayes, saith the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For my counsels are not as your counsels, nor are my ways as your ways, saith the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
my thoughts 4284
{4284} Prime
מַחֲשָׁבָה
machashabah
{makh-ash-aw-baw'}
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
[are] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
your thoughts, 4284
{4284} Prime
מַחֲשָׁבָה
machashabah
{makh-ash-aw-baw'}
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
[are] your ways 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
my ways, 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
saith 5002
{5002} Prime
נְאֻם
n@'um
{neh-oom'}
From H5001; an oracle.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 55:8

_ _ For — referring to Isaiah 55:7. You need not doubt His willingness “abundantly to pardon” (compare Isaiah 55:12); for, though “the wicked” man’s “ways,” and “the unrighteous man’s thoughts,” are so aggravated as to seem unpardonable, God’s “thoughts” and “ways” in pardoning are not regulated by the proportion of the former, as man’s would be towards his fellow man who offended him; compare the “for” (Psalms 25:11; Romans 5:19).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 55:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 55:8

For — If any man injure you, especially if he do it greatly and frequently, you are slow and backward to forgive him. But I am ready to forgive all penitents, how many, and great, and numberless soever their sins be.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 55:8

For my (l) thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

(l) Although you are not soon reconciled one to another and judge me by yourselves, yet I am easy to be reconciled, yea, I offer my mercies to you.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Samuel 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And [is] this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?
Psalms 25:10 All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Psalms 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, [are] thy wonderful works [which] thou hast done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: [if] I would declare and speak [of them], they are more than can be numbered.
Psalms 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! [and] thy thoughts are very deep.
Proverbs 21:8 The way of man [is] froward and strange: but [as for] the pure, his work [is] right.
Proverbs 25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings [is] unsearchable.
Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 18:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Hosea 14:9 Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
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2S 7:19. Ps 25:10; 40:5; 92:5. Pv 21:8; 25:3. Jr 3:1. Ezk 18:29. Dn 4:37. Ho 14:9.

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