1 Peter 1:24

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For all flesh is as grasse, and all the glory of man as the flowre of grasse: the grasse withereth, and the flowre thereof falleth away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is said, All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass becomes dry and the flower dead:
- Basic English Bible

Because all flesh [is] as grass, and all its glory as [the] flower of grass. The grass has withered and [its] flower has fallen;
- Darby Bible

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and its flower falleth away:
- Webster's Bible

"All mankind resemble the herbage, and all their beauty is like its flowers. The herbage dries up, and its flowers drop off;
- Weymouth Bible

For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls;
- World English Bible

For ech fleisch is hey, and al the glorie of it is as flour of hey; the hei driede vp, and his flour felde doun;
- Wycliffe Bible

because all flesh [is] as grass, and all glory of man as flower of grass; wither did the grass, and the flower of it fell away,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 1:24


1:24 All flesh - Every human creature is transient and withering as grass. And all the glory of it - His wisdom, strength, wealth, righteousness. As the flower - The most short - lived part of it. The grass - That is, man. The flower - That is, his glory. Is fallen off - As it were, while we are speaking. #Isaiah 40:6|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 1:24


1Pe 1:24 All flesh [is] as grass. See Isa 40:6. God's word lives forever, but the flesh is as evanescent as the grass. And all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The fleshly life, like the grass, is soon felled by death, but a birth from the living and eternal word is a birth to eternal life.

Discussion for 1 Peter 1

  • R.Manoharan
    If words I read or heard embedded in my spirit and change my inner and outer life then it is incorruptible.But if words are in my emotion and mind used for preaching,sharing,praying,worshipping,counseling with no or little change in my life,then it is corruptible.Please judge ourselves.Incorruptible words soften our spirit whereas corruptible words harden spirit.In that case better NOT to read.
  • Cassandra
    Be ye holy for I am holy says the Lord
    God takes this passage very seriously that's why He sent His Son to set the example in human flesh and left us the Holy Spirit to protect lead and guide us.
    No excuses. .
  • Susan
    The Word Asia.. St Thomas went To India. Wondering if The translators changed a place in India to the word asia .. One sees ancient Indian minimised in media.. Just a thought
  • Terrie Craddock
    Peter is exhorting the believers here to remain faithful, live holy and remember that they are the redeemed in Christ Jesus; by his precious blood and resurrection from the dead, so that when he appears, they will blameless before him .
  • Cornwell
    Today, we are all behaving as those people Peter wrote to. We have become self righteous and doesn't heed to Gods word again, May God have mercy on us and make us holy for He is holy!
  • Wayne
    Wonderful scripture but don't hear it preached anymore. Makes for weak Christians.

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