1 Peter 1:24
New International Version
For, "All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.

English Standard Version
for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

Berean Study Bible
For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

Berean Literal Bible
because, "All flesh is like grass, and all the glory of it like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls away,

New American Standard Bible
For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

King James Bible
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

Christian Standard Bible
For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

Contemporary English Version
The Scriptures say, "Humans wither like grass, and their glory fades like wild flowers. Grass dries up, and flowers fall to the ground.

Good News Translation
As the scripture says, "All human beings are like grass, and all their glory is like wild flowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

International Standard Version
For "All human life is like grass, and all its glory is like a flower in the grass. The grass dries up and the flower drops off,

NET Bible
For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off,

New Heart English Bible
For, "All flesh is like grass, and all it's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because all flesh is grass and all its beauty as the blossom of the field; the grass withers and the blossom fades.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"All people are like grass, and all their beauty is like a flower of the field. The grass dries up and the flower drops off,

New American Standard 1977
For, “ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away,

King James 2000 Bible
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away:

American King James Version
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

American Standard Version
For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all flesh is as grass; and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered, and the flower thereof is fallen away.

Darby Bible Translation
Because all flesh [is] as grass, and all its glory as [the] flower of grass. The grass has withered and [its] flower has fallen;

English Revised Version
For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth:

Webster's Bible Translation
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and its flower falleth away:

Weymouth New Testament
"All mankind resemble the herbage, and all their beauty is like its flowers. The herbage dries up, and its flowers drop off;

World English Bible
For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;

Young's Literal Translation
because all flesh is as grass, and all glory of man as flower of grass; wither did the grass, and the flower of it fell away,
Study Bible
The Word of the Lord Stands
23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.…
Cross References
Job 14:2
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Psalm 39:6
Surely every man goes about like a phantom; surely he bustles in vain; he heaps up riches not knowing who will haul them away.

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

Isaiah 40:6
A voice says, "Cry out!" And I asked, "What should I cry out?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field.

Isaiah 51:12
I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal man, or a son of man who withers like grass?

Matthew 6:30
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

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.

Treasury of Scripture

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

For.

2 Kings 19:26
Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

Psalm 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Psalm 90:5
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.







Lexicon
For,
διότι (dioti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1360: On this account, because, for. From dia and hoti; on the very account that, or inasmuch as.

“All
Πᾶσα (Pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

flesh [is]
σὰρξ (sarx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

grass,
χόρτος (chortos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5528: Grass, herbage, growing grain, hay. Apparently a primary word; a 'court' or 'garden', i.e. herbage or vegetation.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

all
πᾶσα (pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

glory
δόξα (doxa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

[the] flowers
ἄνθος (anthos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 438: Bloom, possibly a reference to the bright flowers, such as poppies (among the grass). A primary word; a blossom.

of the field;
χόρτου (chortou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5528: Grass, herbage, growing grain, hay. Apparently a primary word; a 'court' or 'garden', i.e. herbage or vegetation.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

grass
χόρτος (chortos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5528: Grass, herbage, growing grain, hay. Apparently a primary word; a 'court' or 'garden', i.e. herbage or vegetation.

withers
ἐξηράνθη (exēranthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3583: To dry up, parch, be ripened, wither, waste away. From xeros; to desiccate; by implication, to shrivel, to mature.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

flowers
ἄνθος (anthos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 438: Bloom, possibly a reference to the bright flowers, such as poppies (among the grass). A primary word; a blossom.

fall,
ἐξέπεσεν (exepesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1601: From ek and pipto; to drop away; specially, be driven out of one's course; figuratively, to lose, become inefficient.
(24) For all flesh is as grass.--The citation is from Isaiah 40:6-8, and varies between the Hebrew and the LXX. in the kind of way which shows that the writer was familiar with both. But the passage is by no means quoted only to support the assertion, in itself ordinary enough, that the Word of the Lord abideth for ever. It is always impossible to grasp the meaning of an Old Testament quotation in the mouth of a Hebrew without taking into account the context of the original. Nothing is commoner than to omit purposely the very words which contain the whole point of the quotation. Now these sentences in Isaiah stand in the forefront of the herald's proclamation of the return of God to Sion, always interpreted of the establishment of the Messianic kingdom. This proclamation of the Messianic kingdom comprises words which St. Peter has purposely omitted, and they contain the point of the quotation. The omitted words are, "the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people"--i.e., Israel--"is grass." Immediately before our quotation went the words, "the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together;" statements which so shocked the LXX. translator that he entirely omitted 1Peter 1:7, and changed the previous verse so as to make some difference between Jew and Gentile (as Godet points out on Luke 3:6), into "the glory of the Lord shall be revealed." i.e., to Israel, "and all flesh shall see the salvation of God." The comment of Bishop Lowth on the original passage will well bring out what St. Peter means here: "What is the import of [the proclamation]? that the people, the flesh, is of a vain temporary nature; that all its glory fadeth, and is soon gone; but that the Word of God endureth for ever. What is this but a plain opposition of the flesh to the Spirit; of the carnal Israel to the spiritual; of the temporary Mosaic economy to the eternal Christian dispensation?" Here, then, St. Peter is quoting one of the greatest of Messianic prophecies; and his Hebrew readers would at once understand the Hebrew method of the quotation, and see that he was calling attention to the absolute equality of Jew and Gentile there proclaimed. Generation of the corruptible seed, physical descent from Abraham, was "the glory of the flesh" (observe that according to the best text St. Peter does not follow the LXX., and insert "of man," but follows the Hebrew, and says "all the glory thereof," i.e., of the flesh). On this "the Spirit of the Lord" had breathed (Psalm 104:30); and the merely fleshly glory had withered like grass. But "the word of our God," which, mark well, St. Peter purposely changes into "the Word of the Lord," i.e., of Jesus Christ, incidentally showing his Hebrew readers that he believed Jesus Christ to be "our God"--this "abideth for ever." The engendering by this is imperishable, i.e., involves a privilege which is not, like that of the Jewish blood, transitory: it will never become a matter of indifference whether we have been engendered with this, as is the case now (Galatians 6:15) with regard to the "corruptible seed;" no further revelation will ever level up the unregenerate to be the equals of the regenerate. And in this regeneration "all flesh" share alike. The teaching of the Baptist, who fulfilled this prophecy, is here again apparent. (See Matthew 3:9.)

Verse 24. - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away. St. Peter quotes Isaiah 40:6-8, in illustration of his assertion that the Word of God abideth forever. The quotation is from the Septuagint. St. Peter follows that version in omitting part of ver. 7; but he slightly varies the words, writing (according to the most ancient manuscripts), "all the glory thereof," instead of "all the glory of man;" and in the next verse, "the Word of the Lord," instead of "the Word of our God." The first variation shows an acquaintance with the original Hebrew. St. James refers to the same passage from Isaiah in James 1:10, 11. 1:17-25 Holy confidence in God as a Father, and awful fear of him as a Judge, agree together; and to regard God always as a Judge, makes him dear to us as a Father. If believers do evil, God will visit them with corrections. Then, let Christians not doubt God's faithfulness to his promises, nor give way to enslaving dread of his wrath, but let them reverence his holiness. The fearless professor is defenceless, and Satan takes him captive at his will; the desponding professor has no heart to avail himself of his advantages, and is easily brought to surrender. The price paid for man's redemption was the precious blood of Christ. Not only openly wicked, but unprofitable conversation is highly dangerous, though it may plead custom. It is folly to resolve, I will live and die in such a way, because my forefathers did so. God had purposes of special favour toward his people, long before he made manifest such grace unto them. But the clearness of light, the supports of faith, the power of ordinances, are all much greater since Christ came upon earth, than they were before. The comfort is, that being by faith made one with Christ, his present glory is an assurance that where he is we shall be also, Joh 14:3. The soul must be purified, before it can give up its own desires and indulgences. And the word of God planted in the heart by the Holy Ghost, is a means of spiritual life, stirring up to our duty, working a total change in the dispositions and affections of the soul, till it brings to eternal life. In contrast with the excellence of the renewed spiritual man, as born again, observe the vanity of the natural man. In his life, and in his fall, he is like grass, the flower of grass, which soon withers and dies away. We should hear, and thus receive and love, the holy, living word, and rather hazard all than lose it; and we must banish all other things from the place due to it. We should lodge it in our hearts as our only treasures here, and the certain pledge of the treasure of glory laid up for believers in heaven.
Jump to Previous
Beauty Dead Dries Drop Dry Fall Fallen Falleth Falls Fell Field Flesh Flower Flowers Glory Grass Herbage Mankind Resemble Thereof Wither Withered Withereth Withers
Jump to Next
Beauty Dead Dries Drop Dry Fall Fallen Falleth Falls Fell Field Flesh Flower Flowers Glory Grass Herbage Mankind Resemble Thereof Wither Withered Withereth Withers
Links
1 Peter 1:24 NIV
1 Peter 1:24 NLT
1 Peter 1:24 ESV
1 Peter 1:24 NASB
1 Peter 1:24 KJV

1 Peter 1:24 Bible Apps
1 Peter 1:24 Biblia Paralela
1 Peter 1:24 Chinese Bible
1 Peter 1:24 French Bible
1 Peter 1:24 German Bible

Alphabetical: All and are fall falls field flesh flower flowers For glory grass is its like men of off the their withers

NT Letters: 1 Peter 1:24 For All flesh is like grass (1 Pet. 1P iP i Pet) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Peter 1:23
Top of Page
Top of Page