New International Version
But the rich should take pride in their humiliation--since they will pass away like a wild flower.
King James Bible
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
Darby Bible Translation
and the rich in his humiliation, because as [the] grass's flower he will pass away.
World English Bible
and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away.
Young's Literal Translation
and the rich in his becoming low, because as a flower of grass he shall pass away;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the rich, in that he is made low - Εν τῃ ταπεινωσει· In his humiliation - in his being brought to the foot of the cross to receive, as a poor and miserable sinner, redemption through the blood of the cross: and especially let him rejoice in this, because all outward glory is only as the flower of the field, and, like that, will wither and perish.
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They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;
The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith?
1 Corinthians 7:31
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
1 Peter 1:24
For, "All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
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