New American Standard Bible
6 (A)Seek the Lord while He may be found;
(B)Call upon Him while He is near.
7 (C)Let the wicked abandon his way,
And the unrighteous person his (D)thoughts;
And let him (E)return to the Lord,
And He will have (F)compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will (G)abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not (H)your thoughts,
Nor are (I)your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “For (J)as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the (K)rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it produce and sprout,
And providing (L)seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My (M)word be which goes out of My mouth;
It will (N)not return to Me empty,
Without (O)accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the purpose for which I sent it.