Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that a man in his time is but as grass, and flourisheth as 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 Version

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

Holman 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,

A Conservative 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.

Amplified


As for man, his days are like grass;
Like a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Bible in Basic English

As for man, his days are as grass: his beautiful growth is like the flower of the field.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

Man, his days as grass: as the blossom of the field, thus he will flourish.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

As for man, his days [are] like the grass. As the flower of the field, so he blossoms.

Modern King James verseion

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

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.

The Emphasized Bible

As for man, like grass, are his days, Like the blossom of the field, so, doth he blossom;

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Mortal man! as grass are his days, As a flower of the field so he flourisheth;

References

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Context Readings

The Forgiving God

14 For he knoweth whereof we be made, he remembereth that we are but dust; 15 that a man in his time is but as grass, and flourisheth as a flower of the field. 16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.


Cross References

1 Peter 1:24

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man is as the flower of grass; the grass is withered, and the flower falleth away,

James 1:10-11

and the rich in that he is made low. For even as the flower of the grass shall he vanish away.

Job 14:1-3

Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of divers miseries.

Psalm 90:5-6

As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as asleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.

Isaiah 28:1

Woe be to the crown of pride, even to the drunken people of Ephraim, whose great pomp is as a flower that fadeth away upon the head of the valley of such as be in wealth, and are overladen with wine.

Isaiah 28:4

And as for the fading flower, the glory of his pomp, which is upon the top of the plenteous valley: it shall happen unto him, as to an untimely fruit before the harvest come. Which as soon as it is seen, is by and by devoured, before it come well in a man's hand.

Isaiah 40:6-8

The same voice spake, "Now cry." And I said, "What shall I cry?" Then spake it, "That all flesh is grass, and that all the beauty thereof, is as the flower of the field.

Isaiah 51:12

Yea I, I am even he, that in all things giveth you consolation. What art thou then, that fearest a mortal man; the child of man, which goeth away as doeth the flour,

Nahum 1:4

When he reproveth the sea, he drieth it up, and turneth all the floods to dry land. Bashan is desolate, Carmel and the pleasure of Lebanon wasteth away.

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