1 Peter c1:v24

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New International Version (1984)
For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

New Living Translation (2007)
As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.

English Standard Version (2001)
for ?All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

New American Standard Bible (1995)

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

International Standard Version (2008)
For “All human life is like grass, and all its glory is like a flower in the grass. The grass dries up and the flower drops off,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (2010)
Because all flesh is grass and all its beauty as the blossom of the field; the grass withers and the blossom fades.

Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

For all flesh is as grass – Earthly seeds, earthly productions, and earthly generations, shall fail and perish like as the grass and flowers of the field; for the grass withereth, and the flower falleth off, though, in the ensuing spring and summer, they may put forth new verdure and bloom.

Wesley’s Notes

1:24 All flesh – Every human creature is transient and withering as grass. And all the glory of it – His wisdom, strength, wealth, righteousness. As the flower – The most short – lived part of it. The grass – That is, man. The flower – That is, his glory. Is fallen off – As it were, while we are speaking. Isaiah 40:6, and c.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

1:17-25 Holy confidence in God as a Father, and awful fear of him as a Judge, agree together; and to regard God always as a Judge, makes him dear to us as a Father. If believers do evil, God will visit them with corrections. Then, let Christians not doubt God’s faithfulness to his promises, nor give way to enslaving dread of his wrath, but let them reverence his holiness. The fearless professor is defenceless, and Satan takes him captive at his will; the desponding professor has no heart to avail himself of his advantages, and is easily brought to surrender. The price paid for man’s redemption was the precious blood of Christ. Not only openly wicked, but unprofitable conversation is highly dangerous, though it may plead custom. It is folly to resolve, I will live and die in such a way, because my forefathers did so. God had purposes of special favour toward his people, long before he made manifest such grace unto them. But the clearness of light, the supports of faith, the power of ordinances, are all much greater since Christ came upon earth, than they were before. The comfort is, that being by faith made one with Christ, his present glory is an assurance that where he is we shall be also, Joh 14:3. The soul must be purified, before it can give up its own desires and indulgences. And the word of God planted in the heart by the Holy Ghost, is a means of spiritual life, stirring up to our duty, working a total change in the dispositions and affections of the soul, till it brings to eternal life. In contrast with the excellence of the renewed spiritual man, as born again, observe the vanity of the natural man. In his life, and in his fall, he is like grass, the flower of grass, which soon withers and dies away. We should hear, and thus receive and love, the holy, living word, and rather hazard all than lose it; and we must banish all other things from the place due to it. We should lodge it in our hearts as our only treasures here, and the certain pledge of the treasure of glory laid up for believers in heaven.

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