Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 13:6 in English Standard Version "but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away." Joh 15:6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. Jas 1:11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.