Psalm 1:4
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.

Berean Study Bible
Not so the wicked! For they are like chaff driven off by the wind.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
That isn't true of those who are evil--they are like straw blown by the wind.

Good News Translation
But evil people are not like this at all; they are like straw that the wind blows 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; 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Not so the ungodly; —not so: but rather as the chaff which the wind scatters away from the face of the earth.

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!
Study Bible
The LORD Blesses Job
3He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does. 4Not so the wicked! For they are like chaff driven off by the wind. 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 like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm?

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

Psalm 37:38
But the transgressors will all be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.

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.

Jeremiah 15:7
I will scatter them with a winnowing fork at the gates of the land. I will bereave and destroy My people who have not turned from their ways.

Daniel 2:35
Then the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold were shattered and became like chaff on the threshing floor in summer. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that had struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

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.

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 carrieth away.

Isaiah 17:13
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.







Lexicon
Not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

so
כֵ֥ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

the wicked!
הָרְשָׁעִ֑ים (hā·rə·šā·‘îm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

For
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[they are]
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

like chaff
כַּ֝מֹּ֗ץ (kam·mōṣ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4671: Chaff, threshed loose)

driven off
תִּדְּפֶ֥נּוּ (tid·də·p̄en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5086: To shove asunder, disperse

by the wind.
רֽוּחַ׃ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit
(4) The ungodly.--Better, Not so the ungodly.

But are like.--They shall be winnowed out of the society of the true Israel by the fan of God's judgment. The image is a striking one, although so frequent as almost to have become a poetical commonplace (Habakkuk 3:12; Joel 3:14; Jeremiah 51:33; Isaiah 21:10). (See Bible Educator, iv. 4.)

Verse 4. - The ungodly are not so; or, the wicked (see the comment on ver. 1. But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. "Chaff" is used throughout Scripture as an emblem of what is weak and worthless (see Job 21:18; Psalm 35:5; Isaiah 5:24; Isaiah 17:13; Isaiah 29:5; Isaiah 33:11; Isaiah 41:15; Jeremiah 23:28; Daniel 2:35; Hosea 13:3; Zephaniah 2:2; Matthew 3:12; Luke 3:17). In ancient times it was considered of no value at all, and when corn was winnowed, it was thrown up in the air until the wind had blown all the chaff away (see the representation in the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 163). 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!
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