A [a]voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the [b]grace thereof is as the flowers of the field.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the [c]Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the [d]word of our God shall stand forever.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:6 The voice of God which spake to the Prophet Isaiah.
  2. Isaiah 40:6 Meaning, all man’s wisdom and natural powers, James 1:10; 1 Pet. 1:24.
  3. Isaiah 40:7 The spirit of God shall discover the vanity in all that seem to have any excellency of themselves.
  4. Isaiah 40:8 Though considering the frailty of man’s nature many of the Jews should perish, and so not be partakers of this deliverance, yet God’s promise should be fulfilled, and they that remained, should feel the fruit thereof.

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,(A)
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers(B) and the flowers fall,
    because the breath(C) of the Lord blows(D) on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers(E) fall,
    but the word(F) of our God endures(G) forever.(H)

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