Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

Wax

Hastings

Joy

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him. 2 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. 3 But the righteous shall be glad; they shall rejoice before God; they shall dance with joy.


Cross References

Psalm 37:20

Caph But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD as the fattest of rams shall be consumed; as smoke they shall fade away.

Micah 1:4

And the mountains shall melt under him, and the valleys shall be split, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that run 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 as the fire, it shall devour the briers and thorns and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

Hosea 13:3

Therefore they shall be as the morning mist and as the early dew that passes away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the threshing floor and as the smoke out of the chimney.

Psalm 80:16

It is burned with fire; it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of thy 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 in the midst of my bowels.

Psalm 76:7

Thou, even thou, art to be feared, and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Isaiah 64:2

as when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the Gentiles may tremble at thy presence!

Nahum 1:5-6

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, and the world and all that dwell therein.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

with flaming fire, to take vengeance on those that do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Revelation 6:16-17

and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that is seated upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb;

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