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.
The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
His sides are filled out with fat, And the marrow of his bones is moist,
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.
As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.
Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley Of those who are overcome with wine!
And the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley, Will be like the first-ripe fig prior to summer, Which one sees, And as soon as it is in his hand, He swallows it.
"They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them And will guide them to springs of water.
But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered.
"But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.