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 55:8

  • Because God is all, he is Omni. This can only let us as believers know that we will never be able to fully understand the true fullness of God. We are limited because that the way he intended for his children to be so that we will depend on him.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    God 's thoughts and ways are so much better and higher than my thoughts and ways. Truly His salvation is near and ready to take hold of . God has not held back any Good from me us , to those that walk uprightly.
  • God 's ways and thoughts are perfect and calculated to give us the most needed outcome and not what we want and desire.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    I always think my way is best My thoughts are the best I found out different !!! When I turn myself to walk in God 's way and begin to think like Him then I will be prosperous and fat and flourishing. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly . Yes !! Yes !! Yes !! Amen !!
  • God takes the foolish things to confound the wise. God is an omnipotent God, who is the Creator of the heavens and of the earth. There is nothing that man, in his limited understanding and fickled ways, could ever do that would match God 's infinite wisdom and understanding. Instead, God wants people to humble themselves before His mighty hand and call on the name of Jesus. Trust in the Lord and have faith in Him knowing God will sustain the upright in heart.
  • Adeleye Niyi Joshua for verse 8
    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28).