New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field.
World English Bible
The voice of one saying, "Cry!" One said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field.
Young's Literal Translation
A voice is saying, 'Call,' And he said, 'What do I call?' All flesh is grass, and all its goodliness is As a flower of the field:
Isaiah 40:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:6 Cry - God speaks unto his ministers. He - The prophet. All flesh - The prophet having foretold glorious things, confirms the certainty of them, by representing the vast difference between the nature, and word, and work of men and of God. All that men are or have, yea, their highest accomplishments, are but like the grass of the field, weak and vanishing, soon nipt and brought to nothing; but God's word is like himself, immutable and irresistible: and therefore as the mouth of the Lord, and not of man, hath spoken these things, so doubt not but they shall be fulfilled.
LibrarySalvation Published from the Mountains
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! I t would be improper to propose an alteration, though a slight one, in the reading of a text, without bearing my testimony to the great value of our English version, which I believe, in point of simplicity, strength, and fidelity, is not likely to be excelled by a new translation …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Withering Work of the Spirit
1 Peter 1:24
As the Scriptures say, "People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.
1 Peter 1:25
But the word of the Lord remains forever." And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass.
Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
"I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
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