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

  • David V
    Bruce, though the same Greek word for temptation is used it is spoken of in 2 contexts. The first is one in which you "fall into". This is meant to try the faith and produce enduring obedience and faithfulness to God as we experience His grace more and more.
    The second refers to being tempted with that which God cannot be, evil. This comes from within and is inherent in our flesh see Romans 7.
  • Bruce
    Dave:Persecution is hostility or ill-treatment especially because of race or political or religious beliefs. Temptatian: a desire to do something especially something wrong or unwise. Let's get to the "Heart" of the matter.V:14. Temptation comes from within. ( Temptation is not persecution.) John 6:44,1John1:9,you will be Matthew 3:11. You will know! 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know.
  • David V
    Temptation, or testing, can come both from without and within. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness yet we know that He had no sin in Him. When our inward lust draws us away from God(temptation) at the time we are given opportunity to respond one way or the other(temptation), that is when sin comes about. Persecution is temptation because it gives opportunity to respond according to faith or lust.
  • Vince
    Temptation is not sin, giving in to it is. We must recognize it for what it is and act accordingly
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus
  • Ronald Beal
    Temptation comes from within- we are drawn away, (from the provision of God) when we seek to obtain in our own strength. Lusting is not the temptation to break the Law; Leaving the provision/ power of God and attempting to obtain in our own strength, i.e., Sin. The provision by God is called Faith, all that is not of Faith is Sin, period. Follow "Faith" through the scriptures for confirmation.

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