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Isaiah 55:8-11 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 "I don't think the way you think. The way you work isn't the way I work." God's Decree. 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
9 "For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don't go back until they've watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They'll do the work I sent them to do, they'll complete the assignment I gave them. 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.