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

  • BSP
    Verse 8: Some have tried to destroy God's Word throughout the centuries, but this verse shows that God's Word endures forever.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that no matter how great and mighty a nation may be, they amount to a "drop of a bucket" in his eyes.
  • Sharon Goggins
    Isaiah Chapter 40 know that God is the creator of all thing he sit high and look down low and intercedes on our behalf. If you ever need God remember to cry out with your whole heart and he will respond with his Mighty power to do what we cannot do in our own strength .Before the foundation of the world Gen1 He did not need us then and he surely does not need us now. No one instruction and advise.
  • Isaiah 40:27
    Pliz u people, stop complain about Gods time when He will work for you, pliz wait any day and any time God will work on your prayers isaiah 40 :27
  • BSP
    Verse 23 shows that no matter how powerful a high official is or corrupt a judge is, when it comes to Jehovah God fulfilling his promises and accomplishing his will, He regards them as insignificant. They can only do what God allows them to do.
  • Miriam Mbambus
    I learn a lot from this verse, things that I am doing without considering that God can answer me with time.I was always waiting for God to answer me immediately, now I learn that I must be patient and trust in him. I like this commends and I will follow to learn more. As from today I will always wait as per 1 Corrinthians 15 :51 Amen!

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