Matthew 3:12
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New International Version
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

New Living Translation
He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire."

English Standard Version
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Berean Study Bible
His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and to gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

Berean Literal Bible
whose winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

New American Standard Bible
"His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

King James Bible
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out."

International Standard Version
His winnowing fork is in his hand. He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."

NET Bible
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clean out his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For the winnowing fan is in his hand and he purges his threshing floor, and he gathers the wheat into his barns, and the chaff he will burn in fire that is not extinguished.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will clean up his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into a barn, but he will burn the husks in a fire that can never be put out."

New American Standard 1977
“And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
whose fan is in his hand; and he will thoroughly purge his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the storehouse, but he will burn up the chaff with fire that shall never be quenched.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

American King James Version
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

American Standard Version
whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

Darby Bible Translation
whose winnowing fan [is] in his hand, and he shall thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and shall gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

English Revised Version
whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and gather his wheat into the granary; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Weymouth New Testament
His winnowing-shovel is in His hand, and He will make a thorough clearance of His threshing-floor, gathering His wheat into the storehouse, but burning up the chaff in unquenchable fire."

World English Bible
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."

Young's Literal Translation
whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.'
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
11I baptize you with water for repentance, but after me will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and to gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 13At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.…
Word Study

Who, which, what, that.

winnowing fork [is]
ptyon (N-NNS)
A simple wooden pitchfork; a winnowing-shovel or fan. From ptuo; a winnowing-fork.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

A hand.

And, even, also, namely.

To cleanse thoroughly. From dia and katharizo; to cleanse perfectly, i.e. winnow.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

threshing floor
halōna (N-AFS)
A threshing-floor. Probably from the base of heilisso; a threshing-floor, i.e. the grain.

And, even, also, namely.

From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Wheat, grain. Also plural irregular neuter sita of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A repository, granary, barn, storehouse. From apotithemi; a repository, i.e. Granary.

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He will burn up
katakausei (V-FIA-3S)
To burn up, consume entirely. From kata and kaio; to burn down, i.e. Consume wholly.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Chaff. Perhaps remotely from cheo; chaff.

with unquenchable
asbestō (Adj-DNS)
Inextinguishable, unquenchable. Not extinguished, i.e. perpetual.

fire.”
pyri (N-DNS)
Fire; the heat of the sun, lightning; fig: strife, trials; the eternal fire. A primary word; "fire".

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:7-12 To make application to the souls of the hearers, is the life of preaching; so it was of John's preaching. The Pharisees laid their chief stress on outward observances, neglecting the weightier matters of the moral law, and the spiritual meaning of their legal ceremonies. Others of them were detestable hypocrites, making their pretences to holiness a cloak for iniquity. The Sadducees ran into the opposite extreme, denying the existence of spirits, and a future state. They were the scornful infidels of that time and country. There is a wrath to come. It is the great concern of every one to flee from that wrath. God, who delights not in our ruin, has warned us; he warns by the written word, by ministers, by conscience. And those are not worthy of the name of penitents, or their privileges, who say they are sorry for their sins, yet persist in them. It becomes penitents to be humble and low in their own eyes, to be thankful for the least mercy, patient under the greatest affliction, to be watchful against all appearances of sin, to abound in every duty, and to be charitable in judging others. Here is a word of caution, not to trust in outward privileges. There is a great deal which carnal hearts are apt to say within themselves, to put aside the convincing, commanding power of the word of God. Multitudes, by resting in the honours and mere advantages of their being members of an outward church, come short of heaven. Here is a word of terror to the careless and secure. Our corrupt hearts cannot be made to produce good fruit, unless the regenerating Spirit of Christ graft the good word of God upon them. And every tree, however high in gifts and honours, however green in outward professions and performances, if it bring not forth good fruit, the fruits meet for repentance, is hewn down and cast into the fire of God's wrath, the fittest place for barren trees: what else are they good for? If not fit for fruit, they are fit for fuel. John shows the design and intention of Christ's appearing, which they were now speedily to expect. No outward forms can make us clean. No ordinances, by whomsoever administered, or after whatever mode, can supply the want of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and of fire. The purifying and cleansing power of the Holy Spirit alone can produce that purity of heart, and those holy affections, which accompany salvation. It is Christ who baptizes with the Holy Ghost. This he did in the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit sent upon the apostles, Ac 2:4. This he does in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, given to those that ask him, Lu 11:13; Joh 7:38,39; see Ac 11:16. Observe here, the outward church is Christ's floor, Isa 21:10. True believers are as wheat, substantial, useful, and valuable; hypocrites are as chaff, light and empty, useless and worthless, carried about with every wind; these are mixed, good and bad, in the same outward communion. There is a day coming when the wheat and chaff shall be separated. The last judgment will be the distinguishing day, when saints and sinners shall be parted for ever. In heaven the saints are brought together, and no longer scattered; they are safe, and no longer exposed; separated from corrupt neighbours without, and corrupt affections within, and there is no chaff among them. Hell is the unquenchable fire, which will certainly be the portion and punishment of hypocrites and unbelievers. Here life and death, good and evil, are set before us: according as we now are in the field, we shall be then in the floor.
Cross References
Psalm 1:4
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Isaiah 1:31
The strong man will become tinder, His work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together And there will be none to quench them.

Isaiah 27:4
"I have no wrath. Should someone give Me briars and thorns in battle, Then I would step on them, I would burn them completely.

Isaiah 30:24
Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Isaiah 41:16
"You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, And the storm will scatter them; But you will rejoice in the LORD, You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 66:24
"Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind."

Jeremiah 7:20
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched."

Jeremiah 15:7
"I will winnow them with a winnowing fork At the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people; They did not repent of their ways.

Jeremiah 51:2
"I will dispatch foreigners to Babylon that they may winnow her And may devastate her land; For on every side they will be opposed to her In the day of her calamity.

Matthew 13:30
Let both grow together until the harvest. At the proper time I will tell the harvesters, "First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat into my barn."'"
Treasury of Scripture

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

fan.

Isaiah 30:24 The oxen likewise and the young donkeys that ear the ground shall …

Isaiah 41:16 You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind …

Jeremiah 4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem…

Jeremiah 15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave …

Jeremiah 51:2 And will send to Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty …

Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

he will throughly.

Matthew 13:41,49,50 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather …

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every …

and gather.

Matthew 13:30,43 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest …

Amos 9:9 For, see, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among …

but.

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.

Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes …

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall …

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

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

with.

Isaiah 1:31 And the strong shall be as wick, and the maker of it as a spark, …

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that …

Jeremiah 7:20 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, my anger and my fury shall …

Jeremiah 17:27 But if you will not listen to me to hallow the sabbath day, and not …

Ezekiel 20:47,48 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus …

Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to …

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