For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways my ways,
Declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
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,
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.
You will go out in joy,
And be lead forth in peace;