calld on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsakee their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.f
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.i
8 “For my thoughtsj are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”k
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,l
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.m
10 As the rainn and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,o
11 so is my wordr that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,s
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purposet for which I sent it.