Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God.

King James Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Holman Bible

As smoke is blown away, so You blow [them] away. As wax melts before the fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.

International Standard Version

As smoke is driven away, so you drive them away. As wax melts in the presence of fire, so the wicked die in the presence of God.

A Conservative Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

American Standard Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melteth before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Amplified

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before the presence of God.

Bible in Basic English

Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God.

Darby Translation

As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As smoke is driven away; so drive them away: as wax melts before the fire, so shall the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Julia Smith Translation

As smoke being dispersed thou wilt disperse: as wax melting from the face of fire, the unjust shall perish from the face of God.

King James 2000

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As smoke is driven off, you will drive [them] off. As wax melts before fire, [the] wicked will perish before God.

Modern King James verseion

As smoke is driven away, You drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish in the presence of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away; and like as wax melteth at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God.

NET Bible

As smoke is driven away by the wind, so you drive them away. As wax melts before fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.

New Heart English Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

The Emphasized Bible

As smoke is driven about, Let them be driven about, - As wax is melted before a fire, Let the lawless perish before God.

Webster

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

World English Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.


Cross References

Psalm 37:20

But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish--like smoke they vanish away.

Micah 1:4

The mountains will melt under Him And the valleys will be split, Like wax before the fire, Like water poured down a steep place.

Psalm 97:5

The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire; It consumes briars and thorns; It even sets the thickets of the forest aflame And they roll upward in a column of smoke.

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.

Psalm 80:16

It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.

Psalm 22:14

I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.

Psalm 76:7

You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?

Isaiah 64:2

As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil-- To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

Nahum 1:5-6

Mountains quake because of Him And the hills dissolve; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Revelation 6:16-17

and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;

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