Isaiah 40:7
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English Standard Version
The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on 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.

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:

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this first address the prophet vindicates his call to be the preacher of the comfort of the approaching deliverance, and explains this comfort on the ground that Jehovah, who called him to this comforting proclamation, was the incomparably exalted Creator and Ruler of the world. The first part of this address (Isaiah 40:1-11) may be regarded as the prologue to the whole twenty-seven. The theme of the prophetic promise, and the irresistible certainty of its fulfilment, are here declared. Turning of the people of the captivity, whom Jehovah has neither forgotten nor rejected, the prophet commences thus in Isaiah 40:1 : "Comfort ye, comfort ye may people, saith your God." This is the divine command to the prophets. Nachămū (piel, literally, to cause to breathe again) is repeated, because of its urgency (anadiplosis, as in Isaiah 41:27; Isaiah 43:11, Isaiah 43:25, etc.). The word יאמר, which does not mean "will say" here (Hofmann, Stier), but "saith" (lxx, Jerome) - as, for example, in 1 Samuel 24:14 - affirms that the command is a continuous one. The expression "saith your God" is peculiar to Isaiah, and common to both parts of the collection (Isaiah 1:11, Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 33:10; Isaiah 40:1, Isaiah 40:25; Isaiah 41:21; Isaiah 66:9). The future in all these passages is expressive of that which is taking place or still continuing. And it is the same here. The divine command has not been issued once only, or merely to one prophet, but is being continually addressed to many prophets. "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people," is the continual charge of the God of the exiles. who has not ceased to be their God even in the midst of wrath, to His messengers and heralds the prophets.

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James 1:10
and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

James 1:11
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.

Job 4:9
By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.

Job 14:2
He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.

Job 41:21
His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.

Psalm 90:5
You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:

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

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