Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

Holman Bible

Are they like straw before the wind,
like chaff a storm sweeps away?

International Standard Version

May they become like a straw, blown away before the wind; like a chaff that's swept off by a storm.

A Conservative Version

that they are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away?

American Standard Version

That they are as stubble before the wind, And as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

Amplified


“Are they like straw before the wind,
And like chaff that the storm steals and carries away?

Bible in Basic English

How frequently are they as dry stems before the wind, or as grass taken away by the storm-wind?

Darby Translation

Do they become as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

Julia Smith Translation

They shall be as straw before the wind, and as chaff the storm stole it away.

King James 2000

They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[How often] are they like straw {before} the wind, and like chaff that [the] storm carries away?

Modern King James verseion

they are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm steals away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, they shall be even as chaff before the wind, and as dust that the storm carrieth away.

NET Bible

How often are they like straw before the wind, and like chaff swept away by a whirlwind?

New Heart English Bible

How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?

The Emphasized Bible

They become as straw before the wind, and as chaff, which the storm stealeth away.

Webster

They are 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?

Youngs Literal Translation

They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּבן 
Teben 
Usage: 17

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

and as chaff
מוץ מץ 
Mots 
Usage: 8

that the storm
סוּפה 
Cuwphah 
Usage: 16

References

Context Readings

Job's Seventh Speech: A Response To Zophar

17 “How often is the lamp of the wicked put out,
Or does their calamity fall on them?
Does God apportion destruction in His anger?
18 “Are they as straw before the wind,
And like chaff which the storm carries away?
19 “You say, ‘God stores away a man’s iniquity for his sons.’
Let God repay him so that he may know it.



Cross References

Job 13:25

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

Psalm 1:4

The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Psalm 35:5

Let them be like chaff before the wind,
With the angel of the Lord driving them on.

Psalm 83:13

O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind.

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.

Isaiah 29:5

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.

Hosea 13:3

Therefore they will be like the morning cloud
And like dew which soon disappears,
Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor
And like smoke from a chimney.

Exodus 15:7

“And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You;
You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust;
For they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 40:24

Scarcely have they been planted,
Scarcely have they been sown,
Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
But He merely blows on them, and they wither,
And the storm carries them away like stubble.

Isaiah 41:15-16

“Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges;
You will thresh the mountains and pulverize them,
And will make the hills like chaff.

Jeremiah 13:24

“Therefore I will scatter them like drifting straw
To the desert wind.

Nahum 1:10

Like tangled thorns,
And like those who are drunken with their drink,
They are consumed
As stubble completely withered.

Matthew 3:12

His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

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