James 1:11
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English Standard Version
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

King James Bible
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

American Standard Version
For the sun ariseth with the scorching wind, and withereth the grass: and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his goings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sun rose with a burning heat, and parched the grass, and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

English Revised Version
For the sun ariseth with the scorching wind, and withereth the grass; and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his goings.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the sun hath no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and its flower falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Weymouth New Testament
The sun rises with his scorching heat and dries up the herbage, so that its flowers drop off and the beauty of its appearance perishes, and in the same way rich men with all their prosperity will fade away.

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Vincent's Word Studies

For the sun is no sooner risen, etc. (ἀνέτειλεν γὰρ ὁ ἥλιος)

By the use of the aorist tense James graphically throws his illustration into the narrative form: "For the sun arose - and withered," etc.

With a burning heat (τῷ καύσωνι)

Rev., with the scorching wind. The article denotes something familiar; and the reference may be to the scorching east-wind (Job 1:19, Sept.; Ezekiel 17:10), which withers vegetation. Some of the best authorities, however, prefer the rendering of the A. V.

Falleth (ἐξέπεσεν)

Aorist tense. Lit., fell off.

The grace of the fashion (εὐπρέπεια τοῦ προσώπου)

Lit., the beauty of its face or appearance. Εὐπρέπεια only here in New Testament.

Fade away (μαρανθήσεται)

See on 1 Peter 1:4.

Ways (πορείαις)

Rev., goings. Only here and Luke 13:22. His goings to and fro in acquiring riches.

James 1:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

risen.

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Jonah 4:7,8 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered...

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

so.

James 5:1-7 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Job 21:24-30 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow...

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree...

Psalm 49:6-14 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches...

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labor...

Isaiah 28:1,4 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Isaiah 40:7,8 The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows on it: surely the people is grass...

Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Cross References
Psalm 37:2
For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Psalm 39:6
Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

Psalm 90:6
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.

Psalm 102:4
My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.

Psalm 102:11
My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

Psalm 103:15
As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;

Isaiah 40:7
The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.

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