Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?
Or will You pursue the dry chaff?

King James Version

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Holman Bible

Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf?
Will You chase after dry straw?

International Standard Version

Are you a god who would make a leaf tremble or who would prosecute a dry straw?

A Conservative Version

Will thou harass a driven leaf? And will thou pursue the dry stubble?

American Standard Version

Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Amplified


“Will You cause a windblown leaf to tremble?
Will You pursue the chaff of the dry stubble?

Bible in Basic English

Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way?

Darby Translation

Wilt thou terrify a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue dry stubble?

Julia Smith Translation

Wilt thou terrify the scattered leaf? and wilt thou pursue the dry straw?

King James 2000

Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Will you terrify a blown leaf? And will you pursue dry stubble?

Modern King James verseion

Will You terrify a leaf driven to and fro? Will You pursue the dry stubble?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wilt thou be so cruel and extreme unto a flying leaf, and follow upon dry stubble?

NET Bible

Do you wish to torment a windblown leaf and chase after dry chaff?

New Heart English Bible

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

The Emphasized Bible

A driven leaf, wilt thou cause to tremble? Or, dry stubble, wilt thou pursue?

Webster

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

World English Bible

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

Youngs Literal Translation

A leaf driven away dost Thou terrify? And the dry stubble dost Thou pursue?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Wilt thou break
ערץ 
`arats 
Usage: 15

a leaf
עלה 
`aleh 
Usage: 18

driven to and fro
נדף 
Nadaph 
Usage: 9

and wilt thou pursue
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

the dry
יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
dry
Usage: 9

References

Easton

Context Readings

Job Argues His Case With God

24 “Why do You hide Your face
And consider me Your enemy?
25 “Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?
Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
26 “For You write bitter things against me
And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.



Cross References

Leviticus 26:36

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.

Job 21:18

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

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

Job 14:3

“You also open Your eyes on him
And bring him into judgment with Yourself.

Isaiah 17:13

The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Matthew 12:20

A battered reed He will not break off,
And a smoldering wick He will not put out,
Until He leads justice to victory.

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