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.
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:
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;
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:24 All flesh - Every human creature is transient and withering as grass. And all the glory of it - His wisdom, strength, wealth, righteousness. As the flower - The most short - lived part of it. The grass - That is, man. The flower - That is, his glory. Is fallen off - As it were, while we are speaking. Isaiah 40:6, and c.
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'... Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.'--1 Peter i. 5. The Revised Version substitutes 'guarded' for 'kept,' and the alteration, though slight, is important, for it not only more accurately preserves the meaning of the word employed, but it retains the military metaphor which is in it. The force of the expression will appear if I refer, in a sentence, to other cases in which it is employed in the New Testament. For instance, we read that …
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We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.
Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
A voice said, "Shout!" I asked, "What should I shout?" "Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.
"I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.
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