Call upon Him while He is near.
And the unrighteous man nhis thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
oAnd He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For pMy thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For qas the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For ras the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 sSo shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me 3void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall tprosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For uyou shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall vbreak forth into singing before you,
And wall the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Lit. man of iniquity
empty, without fruit