Isaiah 29:5
But your many foes will be like fine dust, the multitude of the ruthless like blowing chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,
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Isaiah 10:16-19
Therefore the Lord GOD of Hosts will send a wasting disease among Assyria's stout warriors, and under his pomp will be kindled a fire like a burning flame. . . .

Isaiah 25:5
like heat in a dry land. You subdue the uproar of foreigners. As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day, so the song of the ruthless is silenced.

Isaiah 31:3, 8
But the Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, the helper will stumble and the one he helps will fall; both will perish together. . . .

Isaiah 37:36
Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185, 000 men in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the next morning, there were all the dead bodies!

as chaff

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.

Job 21:18
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm?

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.

at an

Isaiah 30:13
this iniquity of yours is like a breach about to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose collapse will come suddenly--in an instant!

Psalm 46:5, 6
God is within her; she will not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns. . . .

Psalm 76:5, 6
The valiant lie plundered; they sleep their last sleep. No men of might could lift a hand. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and security, " destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.

King James Bible
Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your many foes will be like fine dust, and many of the ruthless, like blowing chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,

International Standard Version
"But the hordes of your enemies will become like fine dust, and the hordes of tyrants like flying chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,

NET Bible
But the horde of invaders will be like fine dust, the horde of tyrants like chaff that is blown away. It will happen suddenly, in a flash.
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