James 1:10

“But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the rich, in that hee is made low: because as the floure of the grasse he shall passe away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the rich man {is to glory} in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of the grass he will come to his end.
- Basic English Bible

and the rich in his humiliation, because as [the] grass's flower he will pass away.
- Darby Bible

But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
- Webster's Bible

but a rich man should rejoice in being brought low, for like flowers among the herbage rich men will pass away.
- Weymouth Bible

and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away.
- World English Bible

and a riche man in his lownesse; for as the flour of gras he schal passe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the rich in his becoming low, because as a flower of grass he shall pass away;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:10


1:10 But the rich, in that he is made low - Is humbled by a deep sense of his true condition. Because as the flower - Beautiful, but transient. He shall pass away - Into eternity.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:10


Jas 1:10 But the rich, in that he is made low. The one should rejoice in exaltation; the other in humiliation. He is taught that his riches have no power to save, and that his life is as uncertain as that of the grass of the field.

Discussion for James 1

  • Ronald Beal
    Temptation comes from within- we are drawn away, (from the provision of God) when we seek to obtain in our own strength. Lusting is not the temptation to break the Law; Leaving the provision/ power of God and attempting to obtain in our own strength, i.e., Sin. The provision by God is called Faith, all that is not of Faith is Sin, period. Follow "Faith" through the scriptures for confirmation.
  • Bruce
    Temptation is not persecution! Temptation comes from within:V-15.
    Persecution comes from outside Matthew5:10-12,V-11Blessed are ye, when men Shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely---.We are Salt and the only Light the world will see Matthew5:13-16.
    Our Savior is the only one coming to town.He has a list of good and bad. Revelations 20.15
  • Lynn
    Count it all joy . . . Every temptation is persecution from the adversary. Satan's goal is to bury the word in the confusion of living. However rejoicing in temptation allow us to remember the word to perform it in the temptation.
  • Angela
    I think verses 12 -15gives a clear explanation about how we fall into temptations. When we leave our fist Love and steer away from the Lord ,the devil is allowed to temped us and the lust of the flesh is weak and we fall and separate ourself from our lord. Spiritually we have a hard time getting back to the Lord because of the consequences of our actions. There is a hope though repenance .
  • Norm
    For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
  • Mbugua
    Comment*James 1:19 The verse does not demand silence, but rather it encourages caution, teaching the continous discipline of the tongue. Speaking is to be economical, using few words and appropriate. Talebearing is to be strictly avoided because it wounds and tears down. Nothing is as effective in building a relationship as is speaking and hearing to one another

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