For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
Note: Fear means reverential awe; respect; a desire to please God. “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13); “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).
“Scripture quotations taken from the NASB © The Lockman Foundation.” Copyright 2014 Word For Life Publishing, LLC