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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Don't be a partaker of other men sins this means don't participate in sin or cover it up or look the other way. That sin of omission which is a common sin all Christians are guilty of frequently
  • Mumde
    I thank God for this book, a brother in Christ was teaching about temptations last week and asked the congregation where all thought temptations come from. It was sad to note that most of us including myself were not sure up until the teacher read from James 1 vs 13. I learnt that I need to read the Bible as much often as possible so I don't miss salvation because of ignorance
  • Doris McIntosh
    "keep himself unspotted from the world". Does this not mean that we should not participate in or condone things of the world that we know is sin? People too often say it is just changing times.
    "Be not conformed to this world but rather by the renewing of your mind...". I agree that it is very clear James should be applied to every day living.
  • Athieno morrine
    God is awesome!
  • Mr. Smith
    Victoria. Amen sister. So sad that so many people blame everything that happens to them on God. Stay strong!
  • A disciple
    "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." We are of the world to come which the Lord Jesus brings from the right hand of the Father to establish the world in righteousness and truth and life everlasting. The soundness and solidity of our understanding of this is what makes our faith in Him firmly established and unmovable. We are not uncertain about the truth, that God is! And we are not unstable and flow to the point of least resistance like water but our stability is in the supreme greatness and authority of Him who both created the waters, and walks upon them! Let us strive with all earnestness and determination to let patience have its perfect work in us, that we should not be ashamed at His coming but receive Him with fullness of joy and expectation when He appears.

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