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Isaiah 55:9-11 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways.
    And my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
10 Rain and snow fall from the sky.
    They don’t return without watering the ground.
They cause the plants to sprout and grow.
    And the plants make seeds for the farmer.
    And from these seeds people have bread to eat.
11 The words I say do the same thing.
    They will not return to me empty.
They make the things happen that I want to happen.
    They succeed in doing what I send them to do.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Isaiah 55:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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