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How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?
King James Bible
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
Darby Bible Translation
Do they become 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They are as stubble before the wind - "His fan is in his hand; he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, but shall be like the chaff which the wind driveth away." Were not this a common thought, I should have supposed that the author of this book borrowed it from Psalm 1:4. The original signifies that they shall be carried away by a furious storm; and borne off as booty is by the swift-riding robbers of the desert, who make a sudden irruption, and then set off at full speed with their prey.
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carrieth. Heb. stealeth
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It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities …
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1 Corinthians 3:12
If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
Will you torment a windblown leaf? Will you chase after dry chaff?
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.
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