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

  • Derek
    Keep the two great commandments and believe in Christ and the one who sent him and join you life to that of God. In so doing you will have eternal life.
  • Wayne
    It seems you are stretching and creating something other than the simple Word of God. Which is easily understood by all.
  • Debra
    'To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction' means to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to men/women who do not yet know their Loving Father in Heaven, and to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to the men/women who are 'widowed, dead in Christ, separated from the union with Christ' meaning those who are not yet prepared, or have lost their way, to meet the bridegroom, Christ. Spiritually Lost
  • Charlie
    Amen to what William said. We HAVE and NEED to pray before reading God's Word to ask the Lord to help us read what we are reading, to gleen from His Word His goodness and mercy and His love for us. There is nothing like being with The Lord in spirit Especially in the morning first thing. Amen.
  • Kevin
    For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
  • Venus Mosley
    James has cool wisdom that we can discuss! In the word's of God's Holy Spirit!
    Grace be unto you, the words can save our spiritual hearts!

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