|New International Version (© 2011)|
The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. 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.
American Standard Version
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.
Young's Literal Translation
Withered hath grass, faded the flower, For the Spirit of Jehovah blew upon it, Surely the people is grass;
Isaiah 40:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The grass withereth - The whole of this verse is wanting in three of Kennicott's and five of De Rossi's MSS., and in a very correct and ancient MS. of my own, and also in the Septuagint and Arabic.
Surely the people "Verily this people" - So the Syriac; who perhaps read העם הזה haam hazzeh.
Because the spirit of the Lord "When the wind of Jehovah" - רוח יהוה ruach Jehovah, a wind of Jehovah, is a Hebraism, meaning no more than a strong wind. It is well known that a hot wind in the east destroys every green thing. Compare Psalm 103:16. Two MSS. omit the word יהוה Yehovah, Jehovah.
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James 1:10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation--since they will pass away like a wild flower.
James 1:11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
Job 4:9 At the breath of God they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.
Job 14:2 They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
Job 41:21 Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.
Psalm 90:5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death-- they are like the new grass of the morning:
Psalm 90:6 In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.