Isaiah 40:7

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The grasse withereth, the flowre fadeth; because the spirit of the Lord bloweth vpon it: surely the people is grasse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The grass becomes dry, the flower is dead; because the breath of the Lord goes over it: truly the people is grass.
- Basic English Bible

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
- Darby Bible

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
- Webster's Bible

The grass withers, the flower fades, because Yahweh's breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass.
- World English Bible

Withered hath grass, faded the flower, For the Spirit of Jehovah blew upon it, Surely the people [is] grass;
- Youngs Literal Bible

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; because the breath of the LORD bloweth upon it--surely the people is grass.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • Madi
    Joshua McAdow ..Thank you for obeying the Holy Ghost. I've been struggling with doing what's expected of me by my husband and being obedient to church standards and judgement that we attend, that I have come to a hault in Spiritual growth. I awoke this morning with sadness but after letting the Lord speak to my heart he directed me to Isaiah 40:31 and your comment. Thank you, Lord Bless you :)
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    I am encouraged as I wait upon the Lord today that "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
  • Helen
    Isaiah 40:31 has been a lifter to my soul. In one of my deepest despair this Scripture gave me
    peace and comfort for what I was going through. It gave me strength.
  • Joshua McAdow
    During the reading of God's Word something was brought to my attention that Jesus might be trying to tell someone right now. We are all going to fall in love with something beautiful in this life. That thing or person or concept will not last very long even in this life our time is short. But one thing is for sure God's Word will stay with us forever. If we invest in the temporary we will only gain temporary rewards. But there is opportunity to invest in something eternal. We ought to pick one thing today that we know is eternal like the sharing of God's Word even at the expense of something we else might do. Amen.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER --- 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 --- 1:25 --- BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER AND THIS IS THE WORD WHICH BY THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED UNTO YOU --- 1 CORINTHIANS 3:13 --- EVERY MANS WORK SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST FOR THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT BECAUSE IT SHALL BE REVEALED BY FIRE AND THE FIRE SHALL TRY EVERY MANS WORK OF WHAT SORT IT IS --- 3:14 --- IF ANY MANS WORK ABIDE WHICH HE HATH BUILT THEREUPON HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD --- PSALM 127:1 --- EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY THE WATCHMAN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN
  • BSP
    Verse 8: Some have tried to destroy God's Word throughout the centuries, but this verse shows that God's Word endures forever.

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