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Isaiah 55:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 Version (KJV 1769)
— 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 Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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 Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, higher, are the heavens than the earth,—So, higher, are, My ways, than, your ways, and, My thoughts, than, your thoughts.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For [as] the heauens are higher then the earth, so are my wayes higher then your wayes, and my thoughts then your thouhts.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But as the heaven is distant from the earth, so is my way distant from your ways, and your thoughts from my mind.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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.
[as] the heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
are higher 1361
{1361} Prime
גּבהּ
gabahh
{gaw-bah'}
A primitive root; to soar, that is, be lofty; figuratively to be haughty.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
than the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
so x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
are my ways y1870
[1870] Standard
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
higher 1361
{1361} Prime
גּבהּ
gabahh
{gaw-bah'}
A primitive root; to soar, that is, be lofty; figuratively to be haughty.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x1870
(1870) Complement
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
than 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.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and 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).
than 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).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 55:9

_ _ (Psalms 57:10; Psalms 89:2; Psalms 103:11). “For” is repeated from Isaiah 55:8. But Maurer, after the negation, translates, “but.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 55:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
Psalms 77:19 Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Romans 11:31-36 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. ... For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
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Ps 36:5; 77:19; 89:2; 103:11. Mt 11:25. Ro 11:31.

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