Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
and 1the rich in his humiliation, because 2like a flower of the grass he will pass away.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and 3withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
4Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive 5the crown of life, 6which God has promised to those who love him.