New American Standard Bible
"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
King James Bible
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou terrify a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue dry stubble?
World English Bible
Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?
Young's Literal Translation
A leaf driven away dost Thou terrify? And the dry stubble dost Thou pursue?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? - Job here means to say that the treatment of God in regard to him was like treading down a leaf that was driven about by the wind - an insigni ficant, unsettled, and worthless thing. "Wouldst thou show thy power against such an object?" - The sense is, that it was not worthy of God thus to pursue one so unimportant, and so incapable of offering any resistance.
And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? - Is it worthy of God thus to contend with the driven straw and stubble of the field? To such a leaf, and to such stubble, he compares himself; and he asks whether God could be employed in a work such as that would be, of pursuing such a flying leaf or driven stubble with a desire to overtake it, and wreak his vengeance on it.
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Meditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.
"Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?
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