“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
King James Version (KJV)
40:6 Cry - God speaks unto his ministers. He - The prophet. All flesh - The prophet having foretold glorious things, confirms the certainty of them, by representing the vast difference between the nature, and word, and work of men and of God. All that men are or have, yea, their highest accomplishments, are but like the grass of the field, weak and vanishing, soon nipt and brought to nothing; but God's word is like himself, immutable and irresistible: and therefore as the mouth of the Lord, and not of man, hath spoken these things, so doubt not but they shall be fulfilled.
40:9 Zion - Zion or Jerusalem is the publisher, and the cities of Judah the hearers. Get up - That thy voice may be better heard. Afraid - Lest thou shouldest be found a false prophet. Say - To all my people in the several places of their abode. Behold - Take notice of this wonderful work, and glorious appearance of your God.
40:10 His arm - He shall need no succours, for his own power shall be sufficient to govern his people, and to destroy his adversaries. His reward - He comes furnished with recompences as well of blessings for his friends, as of vengeance for his enemies. His work - He carries on his work effectually: for that is said in scripture to be before a man which is in his power.
The grasse withereth, the flowre fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever.
- American Standard Version (1901)
The grass is dry, the flower is dead; but the word of our God is eternal.
- Basic English Bible
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God abideth for ever.
- Darby Bible
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall shall stand forever.
- Webster's Bible
The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever."
- World English Bible
Withered hath grass, faded the flower, But a word of our God riseth for ever.
- Youngs Literal Bible
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible