[a]Let the brother of [b]low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

10 [c]Again, he that is [d]rich, in that he is made low: [e]for as the flower of the grass, shall he (A)vanish away.

11 For as when the sun riseth with heat, then the grass withereth, and his flower falleth away, and the goodly shape of it perisheth: even so shall the rich man wither away in all his [f]ways.

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  1. James 1:9 He returneth to his purpose, repeating the proposition, which is, that we must rejoice in the cross, for it doth not press us down, but exalt us.
  2. James 1:9 Who is afflicted with poverty, or contempt, or with any kind of calamity.
  3. James 1:10 Before he concludeth, he giveth a doctrine contrary to the former: to wit, how we ought to use prosperity, which is plenty of all things: to wit, so that no man therefore please himself, but be so much the more void of pride.
  4. James 1:10 Who hath all things at his will.
  5. James 1:10 An argument taken of the very nature of the things themselves, for that they are most vain and uncertain.
  6. James 1:11 Whatsoever he either purposeth in his mind, or doeth.