New International Version
6 Seek(A) the Lord while he may be found;(B)
call(C) on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake(D) their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.(E)
Let them turn(F) to the Lord, and he will have mercy(G) on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.(H)
8 “For my thoughts(I) are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”(J)
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,(K)
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.(L)
10 As the rain(M) and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,(N)
so that it yields seed(O) for the sower and bread for the eater,(P)
11 so is my word(Q) that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,(R)
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose(S) for which I sent it.