Isaiah 40:7
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New International Version
The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.

New Living Translation
The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD. And so it is with people.

English Standard Version
The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.

New American Standard Bible
The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.

King James Bible
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the LORD blows on them; indeed, the people are grass.

International Standard Version
Grass withers and flowers fade away when the LORD's breath blows on them; surely the people are like grass.

NET Bible
The grass dries up, the flowers wither, when the wind sent by the LORD blows on them. Surely humanity is like grass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Grass dries up, and flowers wither when the LORD's breath blows on them. Yes, people are like grass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; Because the breath of the LORD bloweth upon it-- Surely the people is grass.

New American Standard 1977
The grass withers, the flower fades,
            When the breath of the LORD blows upon it;
            Surely the people are grass.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The grass withers, the flower fades because the spirit of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people is grass.

King James 2000 Bible
The grass withers, the flower fades: because the breath of the LORD blows upon it: surely the people are grass.

American King James Version
The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows on it: surely the people is grass.

American Standard Version
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The grass is withered, and the dower is fallen, because the spirit of the Lord hath blown upon it. Indeed the people is grass:

Darby Bible Translation
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

English Revised Version
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; because the breath of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

Webster's Bible Translation
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

World English Bible
The grass withers, the flower fades, because Yahweh's breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass.

Young's Literal Translation
Withered hath grass, faded the flower, For the Spirit of Jehovah blew upon it, Surely the people is grass;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:1-11 All human life is a warfare; the Christian life is the most so; but the struggle will not last always. Troubles are removed in love, when sin is pardoned. In the great atonement of the death of Christ, the mercy of God is exercised to the glory of his justice. In Christ, and his sufferings, true penitents receive of the Lord's hand double for all their sins; for the satisfaction Christ made by his death was of infinite value. The prophet had some reference to the return of the Jews from Babylon. But this is a small event, compared with that pointed out by the Holy Ghost in the New Testament, when John the Baptist proclaimed the approach of Christ. When eastern princes marched through desert countries, ways were prepared for them, and hinderances removed. And may the Lord prepare our hearts by the teaching of his word and the convictions of his Spirit, that high and proud thoughts may be brought down, good desires planted, crooked and rugged tempers made straight and softened, and every hinderance removed, that we may be ready for his will on earth, and prepared for his heavenly kingdom. What are all that belongs to fallen man, or all that he does, but as the grass and the flower thereof! And what will all the titles and possessions of a dying sinner avail, when they leave him under condemnation! The word of the Lord can do that for us, which all flesh cannot. The glad tidings of the coming of Christ were to be sent forth to the ends of the earth. Satan is the strong man armed; but our Lord Jesus is stronger; and he shall proceed, and do all that he purposes. Christ is the good Shepherd; he shows tender care for young converts, weak believers, and those of a sorrowful spirit. By his word he requires no more service, and by his providence he inflicts no more trouble, than he will strengthen them for. May we know our Shepherd's voice, and follow him, proving ourselves his sheep.
Study Bible
The Word of the Lord Stands Forever
6A voice says, "Call out." Then he answered, "What shall I call out?" All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. 7The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. 8The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.…
Cross References
James 1:10
But the one who is rich should exult in his low position, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

James 1:11
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

Job 4:9
"By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.

Job 14:2
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Job 41:21
"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.

Psalm 90:5
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

Psalm 90:6
In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.

Psalm 102:4
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

Psalm 103:16
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
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