Psalm 1:4
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New International Version
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

New Living Translation
But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.

English Standard Version
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

New American Standard Bible
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

King James Bible
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.

International Standard Version
But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

NET Bible
Not so with the wicked! Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.

New Heart English Bible
Not so with the wicked, not so; instead, they are like the chaff which the wind drives away from the surface of the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff that the wind drives away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people are not like that. Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Not so the wicked; But they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

New American Standard 1977
The wicked are not so,
            But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

King James 2000 Bible
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

American King James Version
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

American Standard Version
The wicked are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked are not so; but are as the chaff which the wind driveth away.

English Revised Version
The wicked are not so; but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Webster's Bible Translation
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

World English Bible
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Young's Literal Translation
Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-6 The ungodly are the reverse of the righteous, both in character and condition. The ungodly are not so, ver. 4; they are led by the counsel of the wicked, in the way of sinners, to the seat of the scornful; they have no delight in the law of God; they bring forth no fruit but what is evil. The righteous are like useful, fruitful trees: the ungodly are like the chaff which the wind drives away: the dust which the owner of the floor desires to have driven away, as not being of any use. They are of no worth in God's account, how highly soever they may value themselves. They are easily driven to and fro by every wind of temptation. The chaff may be, for a while, among the wheat, but He is coming, whose fan is in his hand, and who will thoroughly purge his floor. Those that, by their own sin and folly, make themselves as chaff, will be found so before the whirlwind and fire of Divine wrath. The doom of the ungodly is fixed, but whenever the sinner becomes sensible of this guilt and misery, he may be admitted into the company of the righteous by Christ the living way, and become in Christ a new creature. He has new desires, new pleasures, hopes, fears, sorrows, companions, and employments. His thoughts, words, and actions are changed. He enters on a new state, and bears a new character. Behold, all things are become new by Divine grace, which changes his soul into the image of the Redeemer. How different the character and end of the ungodly!
Study Bible
The Happiness of the Godly
3He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. 4The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. 5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:12
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."

Job 21:18
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

Psalm 35:5
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.

Psalm 37:38
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.

Isaiah 17:13
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.

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.

Daniel 2:35
"Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Hosea 13:3
Therefore they will be like the morning cloud And like dew which soon disappears, Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor And like smoke from a chimney.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

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