A Comparison of Isaiah 55:8

Isaiah 55:8 GW

“My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and my ways are not your ways,” declares the LORD.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

“I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
GOD’s Decree.
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

Visit our Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.


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