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Psalms 103:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy towards them that fear him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, as the heavens are exalted over the earth, His lovingkindness hath prevailed over them who revere him;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For, as the height of the heavens [is] above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For as the heauen is high aboue the earth: [so] great is his mercy toward them that feare him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For as the heaven is high above the earth, the Lord has [so] increased his mercy toward them that fear him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

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 heaven 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).
is high x1361
(1361) Complement
גּבהּ
gabahh
{gaw-bah'}
A primitive root; to soar, that is, be lofty; figuratively to be haughty.
above y1361
[1361] Standard
גּבהּ
gabahh
{gaw-bah'}
A primitive root; to soar, that is, be lofty; figuratively to be haughty.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
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).
[so] great 1396
{1396} Prime
גָּבַר
gabar
{gaw-bar'}
A primitive root; to be strong; by implication to prevail, act insolently.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
is his mercy 2617
{2617} Prime
חֶסֶד
checed
{kheh'-sed}
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
toward x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them that fear 3373
{3373} Prime
יָרֵא
yare'
{yaw-ray'}
From H3372; fearing; morally reverent.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 103:11

_ _ great — efficient.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 103:6-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 103:11

So great — So much above their deserts and expectations.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
as the:
etc. Heb. according to the height of heaven,
Psalms 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
Psalms 57:10 For thy mercy [is] great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
Job 22:12 [Is] not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
Proverbs 25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings [is] unsearchable.
Isaiah 55:9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, ... That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:18-19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; ... And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

his mercy:

Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Luke 1:50 And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation.
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Jb 22:12. Ps 36:5; 57:10; 89:2; 103:17. Pv 25:3. Is 55:9. Lk 1:50. Ep 2:4; 3:18.

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