Psalms 103:11

“For as the heauen is high aboue the earth: so great is his mercy toward them that feare him.”

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Other Translations

For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
- King James Version

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as the heaven is high over the earth, so great is his mercy to his worshippers.
- Basic English Bible

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.
- Darby Bible

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy towards them that fear him.
- Webster's Bible

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.
- World English Bible

For, as the height of the heavens [is] above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 103:11


103:11 So great - So much above their deserts and expectations.


Discussion for Psalms 103

  • Bryan McCloud
    Psalm 103:14 reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3:20 that states, " All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn into dust again."
  • DONNA OCASIO
    GLORY AND HONOR TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. GOD IS MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING, OH HOW I LOVE HIM. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! THANK YOU JESUS FOR DIEING FOR MY SINS. HALLELUJAH.
  • Mercy Oppong
    We are so blessed to have such an unmeasurable love from God. I humbly thank the Lord Almighty for his love
  • Marlene
    David expresses his gratitude to God for his blessings, mercies, graciousness and forgiveness. This Psalm depicts David's state of awe as he experiences the blessings, mercies, grace and forgiveness of our righteous God despite his sins, despite his failures and weaknesses. God's unconditional love for mankind as demonstrated in His love for King David is the essence of our Christian faith.
  • Beatrice B.
    How Spirit-filled was the psalmist, King David, to have penned this magnificent Psalm, which is actually God's resume a.k.a. his curriculum vitae , that continues to speak to believers' hearts hundreds of centuries later. No wonder he King David was a man after God's own heart . Everything that God is has done can do will do is stated clearly and lovingly in this beautiful song. All glory and honor to my Almighty Father!!!!
  • Gerald Montgomery
    I love them, they are beautiful, I would like to download this to a disk to show on our large screens at church, can I do that? thanks.

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