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James 1

James 1:10 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
the rich
plousios (Greek #4145)
wealthy; figuratively, abounding with
KJV usage: rich.
Pronounce: ploo'-see-os
Origin: from 4149
, in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
that he
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
is made low
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
tapeinosis (Greek #5014)
depression (in rank or feeling)
KJV usage: humiliation, be made low, low estate, vile.
Pronounce: tap-i'-no-sis
Origin: from 5013
: because
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
the flower
anthos (Greek #438)
a blossom
KJV usage: flower.
Pronounce: anth'-os
Origin: a primary word
of the grass
chortos (Greek #5528)
a "court" or "garden", i.e. (by implication, of pasture) herbage or vegetation
KJV usage: blade, grass, hay.
Pronounce: khor'-tos
Origin: apparently a primary word
r he shall pass away
parerchomai (Greek #3928)
to come near or aside, i.e. to approach (arrive), go by (or away), (figuratively) perish or neglect, (causative) avert
KJV usage: come (forth), go, pass (away, by, over), past, transgress.
Pronounce: par-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 3844 and 2064

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Ministry on This Verse

James 4:14• 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)
Job 14:2• 2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. (Job 14:2)
Psa. 37:2,35‑36• 2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
(Psa. 37:2,35‑36)
Psa. 90:5‑6• 5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
(Psa. 90:5‑6)
Psa. 102:11• 11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. (Psa. 102:11)
Psa. 103:15• 15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. (Psa. 103:15)
Isa. 40:6• 6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: (Isa. 40:6)
Matt. 6:30• 30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matt. 6:30)
1 Cor. 7:31• 31And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. (1 Cor. 7:31)
1 Peter 1:24• 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (1 Peter 1:24)
1 John 2:17• 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (1 John 2:17)
 For a Christian to boast in birth and social position is to boast in the very things upon which, in his own case, the apostle poured contempt. (The Practical Christian Life: James 1 by H. Smith)
 The rich, as James uses the term, mean the unbelieving rich, the leading men of wealth and influence and religious sanctity, who were almost to a man in deadly opposition to Christ, as is shown to us throughout the Acts of the Apostles. (James 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

and the rich in his humiliation, because as the grass’s flower he will pass away.

W. Kelly Translation

and the rich in his humiliation, because as flower of grassa, he will pass away.

WK Translation Notes

Verses 9, 10, are given somewhat loosely in the RV, and with uncalled for neglect of the anarthrous construction. Why not as "flower of grass"?