Isaiah 17:13
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New International Version
Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.

New Living Translation
But though they thunder like breakers on a beach, God will silence them, and they will run away. They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind, like a tumbleweed whirling before a storm.

English Standard Version
The nations roar like the roaring of many waters, but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away, chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind and whirling dust before the storm.

New American Standard Bible
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

King James Bible
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The nations rage like the raging of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills and like tumbleweeds before a gale.

International Standard Version
The nations roar like the rushing of many waters, but the LORD will rebuke them, and they will run far away, chased like chaff blown down from the mountains or like thick dust that rolls along, blown along by a wind storm.

NET Bible
Though these people make an uproar as loud as the roaring of powerful waves, when he shouts at them, they will flee to a distant land, driven before the wind like dead weeds on the hills, or like dead thistles before a strong gale.

New Heart English Bible
The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people will make noise like raging water. But the LORD will yell at them, and they will run far away. They will be chased away like husks on the mountains being blown by the wind, like whirling dust being blown by a storm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters; But He shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, And shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, And like the whirling dust before the storm.

New American Standard 1977
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
            But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
            And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
            Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The peoples shall make noise like the rushing of great waters, but God shall reprehend them, and they shall flee far off and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind and like the tumbleweed before the whirlwind.

King James 2000 Bible
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

American King James Version
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

American Standard Version
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but he shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nations shall make a noise like the noise of waters overflowing, but he shall rebuke him, and he shall flee far off: and he shall be carried away as the dust of the mountains before the wind, and as a whirlwind before a tempest.

Darby Bible Translation
The nations rush as the rushing of many waters; but he will rebuke them, and they shall flee far away, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a whirling [of dust] before the whirlwind:

English Revised Version
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but he shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.

Webster's Bible Translation
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God will rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

World English Bible
The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.

Young's Literal Translation
Nations as the wasting of many waters are wasted, And He hath pushed against it, And it hath fled afar off, And been pursued as chaff of hills before wind, And as a rolling thing before a hurricane.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:12-14 The rage and force of the Assyrians resembled the mighty waters of the sea; but when the God of Israel should rebuke them, they would flee like chaff, or like a rolling thing, before the whirlwind. In the evening Jerusalem would be in trouble, because of the powerful invader, but before morning his army would be nearly cut off. Happy are those who remember God as their salvation, and rely on his power and grace. The trouble of the believers, and the prosperity of their enemies, will be equally short; while the joy of the former, and the destruction of those that hate and spoil them, shall last for ever.
Study Bible
A Prophecy about Damascus
12Alas, the uproar of many peoples Who roar like the roaring of the seas, And the rumbling of nations Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters! 13The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale. 14At evening time, behold, there is terror! Before morning they are no more. Such will be the portion of those who plunder us And the lot of those who pillage us.…
Cross References
Job 21:18
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

Psalm 1:4
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

Psalm 65:7
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.

Psalm 83:13
O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.

Isaiah 8:7
"Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the strong and abundant waters of the Euphrates, Even the king of Assyria and all his glory; And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.

Isaiah 21:15
For they have fled from the swords, From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow And from the press of battle.

Isaiah 22:18
And roll you tightly like a ball, To be cast into a vast country; There you will die And there your splendid chariots will be, You shame of your master's house.'

Isaiah 29:5
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.

Isaiah 33:3
At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
Treasury of Scripture

The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

but

Isaiah 10:15,16,33,34 Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall …

Isaiah 14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains tread …

Isaiah 25:4,5 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy …

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall …

Isaiah 30:30-33 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall …

Isaiah 31:8,9 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; …

Isaiah 33:1-3 Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously…

Isaiah 33:9-12 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: …

Isaiah 37:29-38 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my …

Psalm 9:5 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you …

Psalm 46:5-11 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help …

rebuke

Job 38:11 And said, Till now shall you come, but no further: and here shall …

Mark 4:39-41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be …

shall be

Isaiah 29:5 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust…

Isaiah 41:15,16 Behold, I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: …

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

Psalm 83:13-15 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind…

Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, …

Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew …

a rolling thing. or, thistle-down

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