Psalms 103:15

15 As for man, his days are 1like grass; As a 2flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Psalms 103:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 103:15

As for man, his days are as grass
He himself is like the grass which springs out of the earth; continues on it for a time, and then drops into it; the continuance of the grass is very short, it flourishes in the morning, is cut down at evening, and withers; see ( Psalms 90:5 Psalms 90:6 ) . As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth; which denotes the goodliness of man, and describes him in his best estate, as possessed of health, riches, honour, and all the gifts and endowments of nature; and yet, with all these, is only like a field flower, exposed to every wind, liable to be cropped by every hand, and to be trampled upon by the beasts of the field; and therefore flourishes not long: so very precarious and uncertain is man in his most flourishing circumstances; see ( Isaiah 40:6-8 ) .

Psalms 103:15 In-Context

13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.
17 But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 90:5; Isaiah 40:6; 1 Peter 1:24
  • 2. Job 14:2; James 1:10, 11
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