But you are thrown out without a grave, like a worthless branch, covered by those slain with the sword and dumped into a rocky pit like a trampled corpse.
You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing," says the Lord of Hosts.
and when it was full, they dragged it ashore, sat down, and gathered the good [fish] into containers, but threw out the worthless ones.
"A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.
But despite [his] assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish.
2 Peter 2:12
But these people, like irrational animals-creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed-speak blasphemies about things they don't understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,
2 Kings 19:26
Their inhabitants have become powerless, dismayed, and ashamed. They are plants of the field, tender grass, grass on the rooftops, blasted by the east wind.
I will bring distress on mankind, and they will walk like the blind because they have sinned against the Lord. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their flesh like dung.
Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
All are stubborn rebels spreading slander. [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt.
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up; it will make a name for the Lord as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.
"But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. Don't be afraid of their words or be discouraged by [the look on] their faces, for they are a rebellious house.
Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away?
The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
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."
They have venom like the venom of a snake, like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears,
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.
Don't give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
2 Peter 2:22
It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."
You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross; therefore, I love Your decrees.
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver. Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.
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.
For you will become like an oak whose leaves are withered, and like a garden without water.
You will make them [burn] like a fiery furnace when you appear; the Lord will engulf them in His wrath, and fire will devour them.
All of them commit adultery; [they are] like an oven heated by a baker who stops stirring [the fire] from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I destroyed them.
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
The land is scorched by the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, and the people are like fuel for the fire. No one has compassion on his brother.
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants.
though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be eternally destroyed.
2 Kings 19:28
Because your raging against Me and your arrogance have reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.
I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.
I have paid careful attention. They do not speak what is right. No one regrets his evil, asking: What have I done? Everyone has stayed his course like a horse rushing into battle.
Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.
As smoke is blown away, so You blow [them] away. As wax melts before the fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.
In truth, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment; a moth will devour them.
For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, and My salvation for all generations.
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.
Smooth lips with an evil heart are like glaze on an earthen vessel.
They are called rejected silver, for the Lord has rejected them.
"Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell?
He will be like a juniper in the Arabah; he cannot see when good comes but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land where no one lives.
Others fell on rocky ground, where there wasn't much soil, and they sprang up quickly since the soil wasn't deep.
"For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them," says the Lord of Hosts, "not leaving them root or branches.
But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea, for it cannot be still, and its waters churn up mire and muck.
He will fly away like a dream and never be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.
"To what should I compare this generation? It's like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to each other:
2 Peter 2:17
These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them.
Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity.
But a stupid man will gain understanding as soon as a wild donkey is born a man!