'Straw' in the Bible
She also said to him, “We have plenty of straw and feed and a place to spend the night.”
So the man came to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and feed were given to the camels, and water was brought to wash his feet and the feet of the men with him.
“Don’t continue to supply the people with straw for making bricks, as before. They must go and gather straw for themselves.
So the overseers and foremen of the people went out and said to them, “This is what Pharaoh says: ‘I am not giving you straw.
Go get straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but there will be no reduction at all in your workload.’”
So the people scattered throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
The overseers insisted, “Finish your assigned work each day, just as you did when straw was provided.”
No straw has been given to your servants, yet they say to us, ‘Make bricks!’ Look, your servants are being beaten, but it is your own people who are at fault.”
Now get to work. No straw will be given to you, but you must produce the same quantity of bricks.”
although we have both straw and feed for our donkeys, and bread and wine for me, your female servant, and the young man with your servant. There is nothing we lack.”
Each man brought the barley and the straw for the chariot teams and the other horses to the required place according to his assignment.
Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf?Will You chase after dry straw?
Are they like straw before the wind,like chaff a storm sweeps away?
He regards iron as straw,and bronze as rotten wood.
Make them like tumbleweed, my God,like straw before the wind.
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes strawand as dry grass shrivels in the flame,so their roots will become like something rottenand their blossoms will blow away like dust,for they have rejectedthe instruction of the Lord of Hosts,and they have despisedthe word of the Holy One of Israel.
The cow and the bear will graze,their young ones will lie down together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
For the Lord’s power will rest on this mountain.But Moab will be trampled in his placeas straw is trampled in a dung pile.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox,but the serpent’s food will be dust!They will not do what is evil or destroyon My entire holy mountain,”says the Lord.
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.
For they will be consumedlike entangled thorns,like the drink of a drunkardand like straw that is fully dry.