New American Standard Bible
In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.
King James Bible
In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
Darby Bible Translation
In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
World English Bible
In the morning it sprouts and springs up. By evening, it is withered and dry.
Young's Literal Translation
In the morning it flourisheth, and hath changed, At evening it is cut down, and hath withered.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the morning it flourisheth - This does not mean that it grows with any special vigor or rapidity in the morning, as if that were illustrative of the rapid growth of the young; but merely that, in fact, in the morning it is green and vigorous, and is cut down in the short course of a day, or before evening. The reference here is to grass as an emblem of man.
And groweth up - The same word in the Hebrew which is used in the close of the previous verse.
In the evening it is cut down, and withereth - In the short period of a day. What was so green and flourishing in the morning, is, at the close of the day, dried up. Life has been arrested, and death, with its consequences, has ensued. So with man. How often is this literally true, that those who are strong, healthy, vigorous, hopeful, in the morning, are at night pale, cold, and speechless in death! How striking is this as an emblem of man in general: so soon cut down; so soon numbered with the dead. Compare the notes at Isaiah 40:6-8; notes at 1 Peter 1:24-25.
LibraryThe Glorious Habitation
This first verse will derive peculiar interest if you remember the place where Moses was when he thus prayed. He was in the wilderness; not in some of the halls of Pharaoh, nor yet in a habitation in the land of Goshen; but in a wilderness. And perhaps from the summit of the hill, looking upon the tribes of Israel as they were taking up their tents and marching along, he thought, "Ah! poor travelers. They seldom rest anywhere; they have not any settled habitation where they can dwell. Here they have …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Eternity of God
Jesus Discussed in Jerusalem.
Facing Life's Record
"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom; But the harvest will be a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.
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