Job 21:18
New International Version
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?

New Living Translation
Are they driven before the wind like straw? Are they carried away by the storm like chaff? Not at all!

English Standard Version
That they are like straw before the wind, and like chaff that the storm carries away?

Berean Study Bible
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm?

New American Standard Bible
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

King James Bible
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

Christian Standard Bible
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away?

Contemporary English Version
How often does he strike them like a windstorm that scatters straw?

Good News Translation
and blow them away like straw in the wind, or like dust carried away in a storm?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away?

International Standard Version
May they become like a straw, blown away before the wind; like a chaff that's swept off by a storm.

NET Bible
How often are they like straw before the wind, and like chaff swept away by a whirlwind?

New Heart English Bible
How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How often are they like straw in the wind or like husks that the storm sweeps away?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That they are as stubble before the wind, And as chaff that the storm stealeth away?

New American Standard 1977
“Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall be as stubble before the wind and as chaff taken up by the whirlwind.

King James 2000 Bible
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

American King James Version
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

American Standard Version
That they are as stubble before the wind, And as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall be as chaff before the wind, or as dust which the storm has taken up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth.

Darby Bible Translation
Do they become as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

English Revised Version
That they are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

Webster's Bible Translation
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

World English Bible
How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?

Young's Literal Translation
They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away,
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
17How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction? 18Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm? 19It is said that God lays up one's punishment for his children. Let God repay the man himself, so that he may know it.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:12
If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw,

Job 13:25
Will You frighten a windblown leaf? Will You chase after dry chaff?

Job 22:16
They were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were swept away by a river.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

Psalm 1:4
Not so the wicked! For they are like chaff driven off by the wind.

Psalm 35:5
May they be like chaff in the wind, as the angel of the LORD drives them away.

Psalm 83:13
Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff before the wind.

Proverbs 10:25
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rage like the rush of many waters. He rebukes them, and they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweeds before a gale.

Hosea 13:3
Therefore they will be like the morning mist, like the early dew that vanishes, like chaff blown from a threshing floor, and like smoke through an open window.

Habakkuk 3:6
He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains were scattered; the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.

Treasury of Scripture

They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

as stubble

Job 13:25
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Exodus 15:7
And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

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

carrieth.







Lexicon
Are
יִהְי֗וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

they like straw
כְּתֶ֥בֶן (kə·ṯe·ḇen)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8401: Material, refuse haum, stalks of grain

before
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the wind,
ר֑וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

like chaff
וּ֝כְמֹ֗ץ (ū·ḵə·mōṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4671: Chaff, threshed loose)

swept away
גְּנָבַ֥תּוּ (gə·nā·ḇat·tū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1589: To thieve, to deceive

by a storm?
סוּפָֽה׃ (sū·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5492: A storm wind
Verse 18. - They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away; rather, How oft is it that they are as stubble before the wind and as chaff etc.? The construction begun in the first clause of ver. 17 is carried on to the end of ver. 18. "Stubble" and "chaff" are ordinary figures for foolish and ungodly men, whom the blast of God's anger swoops away to destruction (comp. Exodus 15:7; Psalm 1:4; Psalm 35:5; Psalm 83:13; Isaiah 27:13; Isaiah 29:5; Isaiah 41:2, etc.). 21:17-26 Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.
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