But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,
and trample down the wicked. Indeed, they will become ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I do this," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
When it was full, the fishermen hauled it ashore. Then they sat down, sorted the good fish into containers, and threw the bad ones away.
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit,
But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals.
2 Peter 2:12
These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,
2 Kings 19:26
while their inhabitants, lacking strength, stand dismayed and confused. They were like vegetation out in the fields, and like green herbs just as grass that grows on a housetop dries out before it can grow.
"And I'll bring so much distress to people that they will walk around like the blind. Because they have sinned against the LORD, their blood will be poured out like dust and their intestines will spill out like manure.
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If one blind person leads another blind person, both will fall into a ditch."
All of them are very rebellious, going around as slanderers. They're bronze and iron, and all of them are corrupt.
"Son of Man, Israel has become like dross to me. All of them are like remnants of bronze, tin, iron, and lead in a furnace the dross left over from smelting silver.
Instead of thornbushes, pine trees will grow, and instead of briers, myrtles will grow; and they will be a sign for the LORD, and an everlasting name that will not be cut off."
"Now as for you, Son of Man, never be afraid of them or of anything they have to say, because being with them will be like settling down to live among briers, thorn bushes, and scorpions! Don't be afraid of anything they have to say, and don't be awed by their appearance, since they are a rebellious group.
Many bulls have surrounded me; the vicious bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
May they become like a straw, blown away before the wind; like a chaff that's swept off by a storm.
But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
His winnowing fork is in his hand. He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."
Their venom is like a poisonous snake; even like a deaf serpent that shuts its ears,
A dog that returns to its vomit is like a fool who reverts to his folly.
"Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."
2 Peter 2:22
The proverb is true that describes what has happened to them: "A dog returns to its vomit," and "A pig that is washed goes back to wallow in the mud."
You remove all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love your decrees.
"Son of Man, Israel has become like dross to me. All of them are like remnants of bronze, tin, iron, and lead in a furnace the dross left over from smelting silver. Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says, "Because all of you have become dross, watch out! I'm going to gather all of you at the center of Jerusalem,
Therefore they will be like morning clouds, like early morning dew that evaporates, like chaff blown away from the threshing floor, or like smoke from a chimney."
You'll be like an oak whose leaf is withering, like an unwatered garden.
When you appear, you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace. In his wrath, the LORD will consume them, and the fire will devour them.
All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.
They surrounded me like bees; but they will be extinguished like burning thorns. In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.
"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
From the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies the land has been scorched, and the people have become like fuel for the fire; no one will spare his neighbor.
All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them out, one from another, like a shepherd separates sheep from goats.
Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away.
Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed.
2 Kings 19:28
Because of your rage against me, your complacency has reached my ears. I'll put my hook into your nostrils and my bit into your mouth. Then I'll turn you back on the road by which you came.'
I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.
I've listened and I've heard, and what they say is not right. No one repents of his evil and says, "What have I done?' "They all turn to their own course like a horse racing into battle.
Those who craft them will become like them, as will all those who trust in them.
Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.
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.
See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up.
For moths will eat them up just like a garment, and worms will devour them like wool; but my deliverance will last forever, and my salvation to all generations.
When the storm ends, the wicked vanish, but the righteous person is forever firm.
A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver that's what smooth lips with a wicked heart are.
They're called reject silver, because the LORD has rejected them.
You snakes, you children of serpents! How can you escape being condemned to hell?
He will be like a bush in the desert, and he won't see when good comes. He will dwell in parched places in the wilderness, a land of salt, without inhabitants.
Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn't deep.
"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
But the wicked are tossed like the sea; for it is not able to keep still, and its waters toss up mire and mud.
He'll vanish like a dream, and no one will find him; he will be chased away like a night vision."
"To what can I compare the people living today? They're like little children who sit in the marketplaces and shout to each other,
2 Peter 2:17
These men are dried-up springs, mere clouds driven by a storm. Gloomy darkness is reserved for them.
God, set them up like dried thistles, like straw before the wind.
"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead people's bones and every kind of impurity.
An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"