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

  • Gracie Hicks
    Psalm 103. Help me during a very dark time in my life.So I go back to this same scripture to help me when life come crunching down on me.God word always work no matter when it is. Now it one of my favorite scripture.
  • Edna
    I.m so over joy with great love how God in his mercy that he forgave our sins and remembers them no more form the east to the west How precious we are in his sight Than you FATHER
  • Joseph Bridges
    Incredibly powerful psalm! Psalm 103 encompasses so much truth about the Lord.
  • Clyde Moore
    Psalms 103:12 is a very consistent scripture that God can and will forgive our sins and not judge us like other people will. God will not bring them up before us ever again. Forgiveness is not bring or dwelling on them for a life time
  • Mary
    Psalms 103 got me through a very difficult time in my life., particularly versus 11
  • Shirley
    Psalms 103 explains the love of God for his people.We as people of God should demonstrate that same love by fearing God,His mercy toward them that fear him,for the heaven is high above earth.Who knows the measurement between heaven and earth?If we repent of our sins,God removes our transgressions as far as the east is from the west.Now who can measure the east from the west? God mercy is forever.

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