1 Peter 1:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Peter 1:24, NIV: For, 'All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

1 Peter 1:24, ESV: for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

1 Peter 1:24, KJV: For 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, NASB: For, 'ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY IS LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

1 Peter 1:24, NLT: As the Scriptures say, 'People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.

1 Peter 1:24, CSB: ForAll flesh is like grass,and all its glory like a flower of the grass.The grass withers, and the flower falls,

What does 1 Peter 1:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse must be taken together with verse 25. Peter quotes from Isaiah 40:6–8 to back up his statement in verse 23 that we are born again through the undying Word of God. Human life, though intense and beautiful in many ways, comes and goes in a season. Even the most productive, most privileged, most adventurous of mortal lives begin to fade just as they get underway.

This is understood and grieved by people of every culture, every generation and every belief system. Human life is achingly temporary. Peter writes this letter, in part, to remind His readers that God has provided (by grace and through faith in Christ) a true home and a secure future on the other side of this temporary life. In Him, we have hope of a future without end.

However, the specific point he is making here is about the word of the Lord, and it concludes in verse 25.