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Isaiah 55:8-9

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55:8 “Indeed, 1  my plans 2  are not like 3  your plans,

and my deeds 4  are not like 5  your deeds,

55:9 for just as the sky 6  is higher than the earth,

so my deeds 7  are superior to 8  your deeds

and my plans 9  superior to your plans.

1 tn Or “For” (KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV).

2 tn Or “thoughts” (so many English versions).

3 tn Heb “are not.” “Like” is interpretive, but v. 9 indicates that a comparison is in view.

4 tn Heb “ways” (so many English versions).

5 tn Heb “are not.” “Like” is interpretive, but v. 9 indicates that a comparison is in view.

6 tn Or “the heavens.” The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heavens” or “sky” depending on the context.

7 tn Heb “ways” (so many English versions).

8 tn Heb “are higher than.”

9 tn Or “thoughts” (so many English versions).



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