Isaiah 55:9

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
ESV
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
NLT
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
MSG
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.
CSB
9 "For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 55:9

For as the heavens, are higher than the earth
Than which there cannot be conceived a greater distance: so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your
thoughts;
which may denote the heavenliness of the ways and thoughts of God, the eternity and unsearchableness of them, and their excellency and preciousness; as well as the very great distance between his ways and thoughts and men's which this is designed to illustrate.

Isaiah 55:9 In-Context

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
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 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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 11:8; Psalms 103:11
  • 2. S Numbers 23:19; S Isaiah 40:13-14