Psalm 103:15
New International Version
The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field;

New Living Translation
Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.

English Standard Version
As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;

Berean Study Bible
As for man, his days are like grass—he blooms like a flower of the field;

New American Standard Bible
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

King James Bible
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Christian Standard Bible
As for man, his days are like grass--he blooms like a flower of the field;

Contemporary English Version
We humans are like grass or wild flowers that quickly bloom.

Good News Translation
As for us, our life is like grass. We grow and flourish like a wild flower;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for man, his days are like grass-- he blooms like a flower of the field;

International Standard Version
A person's life is like grass— it blossoms like wild flowers,

NET Bible
A person's life is like grass. Like a flower in the field it flourishes,

New Heart English Bible
As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A son of man is like the grass in its days and like a flower of the field so he springs up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Human life is as short-lived as grass. It blossoms like a flower in the field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for man, his days are as grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

New American Standard 1977
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As for man, his days are as grass; as an open flower of the field, so he blossoms.

King James 2000 Bible
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

American King James Version
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

American Standard Version
As for man, his days are as grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he flourish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

Darby Bible Translation
As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth:

English Revised Version
As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

World English Bible
As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Young's Literal Translation
Mortal man! as grass are his days, As a flower of the field so he flourisheth;
Study Bible
Bless the LORD, O My Soul
14For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust. 15As for man, his days are like grass— he blooms like a flower of the field; 16when the wind passes over, it vanishes, and its place remembers it no more.…
Cross References
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.

James 1:11
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

1 Peter 1:24
For, "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

Job 14:2
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Psalm 90:5
You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning--

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.

Treasury of Scripture

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

his days

Psalm 90:5,6
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up…

Isaiah 40:6-8
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: …

Isaiah 51:12
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

a flower

Job 14:1-3
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble…

Isaiah 28:1,4
Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! …

Nahum 1:4
He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.







Lexicon
As for man,
אֱ֭נוֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

his days
יָמָ֑יו (yā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

are like grass—
כֶּחָצִ֣יר (ke·ḥā·ṣîr)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2682: Green grass, herbage

he blooms
יָצִֽיץ׃ (yā·ṣîṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6692: To twinkle, glance, to blossom

like a flower
כְּצִ֥יץ (kə·ṣîṣ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6731: Glistening, a burnished plate, a flower, a wing

of the field;
הַ֝שָּׂדֶ֗ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land
Verse 15. - As for man, his days are as grass. Here is a new departure. From the loving kindness and mercy of God the psalmist passes to the weakness and helplessness of man. Man is like grass (Psalm 37:2; Psalm 90:5, 6; Psalm 102:11; Isaiah 40:6-8, etc.). His days fleet and fade. He never "continueth in one stay." As a flower of the field (comp. Job 14:2; Isaiah 28:1; Isaiah 40:6; James 1:10; 1 Peter 1:24, etc.). He flourisheth; i.e. he cometh up in full vigour, glorious to look upon, rejoicing in his youth and strength, but within a little time he fadeth, falleth away, or is "cut down, dried up, and withered." There is no strength or stability in him. 103:15-18 How short is man's life, and uncertain! The flower of the garden is commonly more choice, and will last the longer, for being sheltered by the garden-wall, and the gardener's care; but the flower of the field, to which life is here compared, is not only withering in itself, but exposed to the cold blasts, and liable to be cropt and trod on by the beasts of the field. Such is man. God considers this, and pities him; let him consider it himself. God's mercy is better than life, for it will outlive it. His righteousness, the truth of his promise, shall be unto children's children, who tread in the footsteps of their forefathers' piety. Then shall mercy be preserved to them.
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