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20 Bible Verses about Chaff
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“My king, as you were watching, a colossal statue appeared. That statue, tall and dazzling, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying. The head of the statue was pure gold, its chest and arms were silver, its stomach and thighs were bronze, its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay. read more.
As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them. Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
Therefore, they will be like the morning mist,
like the early dew that vanishes,
like chaff blown from a threshing floor,
or like smoke from a window.
How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water
that bears its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.read more.
The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment,
and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out?
Does disaster come on them?
Does He apportion destruction in His anger? Are they like straw before the wind,
like chaff a storm sweeps away?
Let those who seek to kill me
be disgraced and humiliated;
let those who plan to harm me
be turned back and ashamed. Let them be like chaff in the wind,
with the angel of the Lord driving them away. Let their way be dark and slippery,
with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like straw before the wind. As fire burns a forest,
as a flame blazes through mountains, so pursue them with Your tempest
and terrify them with Your storm.
They are barely planted, barely sown,
their stem hardly takes root in the ground
when He blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble. “Who will you compare Me to,
or who is My equal?” asks the Holy One.
See, I will make you into a sharp threshing board,
new, with many teeth.
You will thresh mountains and pulverize them
and make hills into chaff. You will winnow them
and a wind will carry them away,
a gale will scatter them.
But you will rejoice in the Lord;
you will boast in the Holy One of Israel.
Who has stirred him up from the east?
He calls righteousness to his feet.
The Lord hands nations over to him,
and he subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
like wind-driven stubble with his bow.
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out.”
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and gather the wheat into His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with a fire that never goes out.”
The prophet who has only a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw compared to grain?”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
From Thematic Bible
Chaff » Figurative
His winnowing shovel
and as dry grass shrivels in the flame,
so their roots will become like something rotten
and their blossoms will blow away like dust,
for they have rejected
the instruction of the Lord of Hosts,
and they have despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Wicked people » Compared with » Chaff
His winnowing shovel
Wicked, the, are compared to » Chaff
His winnowing shovel