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

  • A disciple
    I see that this whole chapter has to do with bearing up under fiery trials of temptations. To the Saints of Jesus they are the means for purifying us, and fashioning our character to be like Him. So if we are poor in this world, then we count it an honor and a promotion from God, to be counted worthy of these things. If someone is rich in this world, he will call it blessing for God to humble him.
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 4:3 YOU ASK AND RECEIVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK AMISS THAT YOU MAY CONSUME IT UPON YOUR LUSTS
  • Geraldine cole
    U right temptation is not sin .sin come in when we desire a thing or person then we act on it .Remember when Sadan tried to Temp Jesus he did not do what Sadan wanted him to do but he did speak a word on him.letting us no we must reburk Temptation .temptations will come we must be able to ID the source And remember Jesus Dont Temp anyone so the source will be Flesh or Sadan Praise the Lord .
  • BSP
    Verses 2 to 4 shows that when we successfully cope with trials it makes our faith stronger and we develop positive qualities.
  • Evangelist Dahlia Daniels
    We have to example ourselves before we can become doer's of GOD you can't even serve GOD if you're not Obedience Submitting Yourselves unto him and doing what you know is right no matter what the circumstances maybe that's the way of CHRIST
  • Lewis Mills Jr
    To me this verse shows us how to be humble, and obedient, in honoring God with sincerity, doing what God's word says do, not seeking the attention of man. Obedience.

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