James 1:9-11 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
9 The brother who is poor may be glad because God has called him to the true riches.
10-11 The rich may be glad that God has shown him his spiritual poverty. For the rich man, as such, will wither away as surely as summer flowers. One day the sunrise brings a scorching wind; the grass withers at once and so do all the flowers—all that lovely sight is destroyed. Just as surely will the rich man and all his extravagant ways fall into the blight of decay.