A voice was saying, “Cry out!”
Another[a] said, “What should I cry out?”
“All humanity is grass,(A)
and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.(B)
The grass withers, the flowers fade
when the breath[b] of the Lord blows on them;[c]
indeed, the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flowers fade,(C)
but the word of our God remains forever.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:6 DSS, LXX, Vg read I
  2. Isaiah 40:7 Or wind, or Spirit
  3. Isaiah 40:7 Lit it

33 Heaven and earth will pass away,(A) but My words will never pass away.(B)

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10 but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.(A) 11 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.(B)

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17 And the world with its lust is passing away,(A) but the one who does God’s will(B) remains forever.(C)

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