James 1:11
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New International Version
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.


New American Standard Bible
For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.


King James Bible
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.


International Standard Version
For the sun comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass. The flower in it drops off, and its beauty is gone. That is how the rich person will fade away in his pursuits.


American Standard Version
For the sun ariseth with the scorching wind, and withereth the grass: and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his goings.


Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sun rose with a burning heat, and parched the grass, and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.


Darby Bible Translation
For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall wither in his goings.


Young's Literal Translation
for the sun did rise with the burning heat, and did wither the grass, and the flower of it fell, and the grace of its appearance did perish, so also the rich in his way shall fade away!
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Context
Contrast of the Rich and Poor

9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: 10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it wither the grass, and the flower thereof falls, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. 12Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him.
Cross References
Psalm 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.


Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.


Psalm 90:6
In the morning it flourishes, and grows up; in the evening it is cut down, and wither.


Psalm 102:4
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.


Psalm 102:11
My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.


Psalm 103:15
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.


Isaiah 40:7
The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows on it: surely the people is grass.


Matthew 6:30
Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?


Matthew 20:12
Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.


Treasury of Scripture

For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it wither the grass, and the flower thereof falls, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

risen.

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Jonah 4:7,8 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered...

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

so.

James 5:1-7 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Job 21:24-30 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow...

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree...

Psalm 49:6-14 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches...

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labor...

Isaiah 28:1,4 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Isaiah 40:7,8 The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows on it: surely the people is grass...

Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Strong's Concordance
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
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Appearance Arises Ariseth Beauty Blossom Burning Business Comeliness Destroyed Dries Drop Dry Fade Fallen Falleth Falling Falls Fashion Fell Flower Flowers Form Gets Goes Goings Grace Grass Heat Herbage Midst Nothing Perish Perished Perishes Perisheth Plant Prosperity Pursuits Rich Rise Risen Rises Scorching Sooner Thereof Thus Wealth Wind Wither Withered Withereth Withers
Resources
James Chapter 1 Verse 11

Alphabetical: a about and appearance away beauty blossom business destroyed even fade falls flower For goes grass he heat his In is its man midst of off plant pursuits rich rises same scorching so sun the too way while will wind with withers

NT Letters: James 1:11 For the sun arises with the scorching (Ja Jas. Jam)
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