Psalms 103:11

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • Anger
    It is quite an inspiration and reminds us that God does not hold your wrong doings against you. He is a merciful and gracious to forgive. God who wants to give you good things as all good parents do, but one of the criteria is obedience.

  • BSP
    As verse 10 shows, God is so merciful that He has not even dealt with us according to what we deserve for our sins.
  • Francis Nwaneri
    Palm 103 is one of my favorite, it encompasses the everlasting undeserved Love of our God. Ot also pulls together all the other psalms. I try to read it everyday. It reminds us of the human limitations, our need to rely totally on him who is able and always ready to help us no matter the situation. I Love the Lord.
  • To D. Hollway on Ps. 103
    THAT was really a neat take on the cross. I had never seen that. Thank-you.
  • Anna
    There is no one like my God ever loving and merciful does not punish us as we deserve I praise The Lord as long as I live and I thank u Lord for all that u are us have been sip good to me love forever to my Lord
  • David
    I am so glad he has saved us and keeps us from hell.

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