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Psalms 103:11

    Psalms 103:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For as the heaven is high over the earth, so great is his mercy to his worshippers.

    Webster's Revision

    For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.

    World English Bible

    For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 103:11

    For as the heaven is high above the earth - Great and provoking as our crimes may have been, yet his mercies have, in their magnitude and number, surpassed these, as far as the heavens are elevated beyond the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 103:11

    For as the heaven is high above the earth - See the notes at Psalm 57:10. Compare the notes at Isaiah 55:9. The literal translation of the phrase here would be, "For like the height of the heavens above the earth." The heavens - the starry heavens - are the highest objects of which we have any knowledge; and hence, the comparison is used to denote the great mercy of God - meaning that it is as great as can be conceived; that there is nothing beyond it; that we cannot imagine that it could be greater - as we can imagine nothing higher than the heavens.

    So great is his mercy toward them that fear him - To those who reverence and serve him. That is, His mercy is thus great in forgiving their offences; in imparting grace; in giving them support and consolation.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 103:11

    103:11 So great - So much above their deserts and expectations.