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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Isaiah 55:8

Isaiah 55:8

“My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and my ways are not your ways,” declares the LORD.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
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

“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

“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

Visit our 2018 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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