For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.
Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.
until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny.
Indeed You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin.
How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors.
Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, You will despise their image.
You end their life; they sleep. They are like grass that grows in the morning--
in the morning it sprouts and grows; by evening it withers and dries up.
though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be eternally destroyed.
Let all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace.
Let them be like grass on the rooftops, which withers before it grows up
and can't even fill the hands of the reaper or the arms of the one who binds sheaves.
the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
Though his arrogance reaches heaven, and his head touches the clouds,
he will vanish forever like his own dung. Those who know him will ask, "Where is he?"
He will fly away like a dream and never be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.
The eye that saw him will see [him] no more, and his household will no longer see him.
but the one who is rich [should boast] in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.
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.
For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower drops off,