Isaiah 55:8

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your wayes my wayes, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

For not My thoughts [are] your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 55:8


55:8 For - If any man injure you, especially if he do it greatly and frequently, you are slow and backward to forgive him. But I am ready to forgive all penitents, how many, and great, and numberless soever their sins be.


Discussion for Isaiah 55

  • BSP
    Verse 9: Our thoughts are on a lower and fleshly plane and we need to work to elevate our thinking to a higher spiritual plane.
  • Victorious
    Isaiah 55 v 6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near... For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither... v11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Our God is a faithful God
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 are an invitation to everyone all over the world to come and partake of Jehovah God's provisions.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 55:7 LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM AND TO OUR GOD FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON 55:8 FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS SAITH THE LORD JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME
  • Irene123
    V. 11 - Something the Lord finally got thru to me about this verse is: if we have His spirit living in us, that before we witness scripture to anyone, if we will pray about it FIRST - then He will bless it even more so. But - His spirit in us is needed for Him to hear prayer for His word to others - Jn. 9:31. God hears the prayer of one truly seeking Him in repentance, Acts 2:38.
  • Brianna vs. 11
    In a world filled with political lies, it brings comfort to know that the true sovereign of the universe will act on his promises. Any word that comes from Jehovah God's mouth will have results. We don't have to fear God's words because he always makes laws that benefit us. He loves us and will never hurt us. We must put our trust in the only true ruler: Jehovah.