Isaiah 40:7

7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.

Isaiah 40:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
ESV
7 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.
NLT
7 The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD . And so it is with people.
MSG
7 The grass withers, the wildflowers fade, if God so much as puffs on them. Aren't these people just so much grass?
CSB
7 The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the Lord blows on them; indeed, the people are grass.

Isaiah 40:7 In-Context

5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
6 A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
9 You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem,lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Job 8:12; S Isaiah 15:6
  • 2. S Exodus 15:10; S Job 41:21
  • 3. S Psalms 103:16; S Ezekiel 22:21
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