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Are you trying to frighten me? I'm nothing but a leaf; you are attacking a piece of dry straw.
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Against a leaf, that is carried away with the wind, thou shewest thy power, and thou pursuest a dry straw.
Job 14:3 And dost thou think it meet to open thy eyes upon such an one, and to bring him into judgment with thee?
1 Samuel 24:14 After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea.
Isaiah 17:13 Nations shall make a noise like the noise of waters overflowing, but he shall rebuke him, and he shall flee far off: and he shall be carried away as the dust of the mountains before the wind, and as a whirlwind before a tempest.
Matthew 12:20 The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory.
ContextJob Reproves His Friends
…24Why hidest thou thy face, and thinkest me thy enemy? 25Against a leaf, that is carried away with the wind, thou shewest thy power, and thou pursuest a dry straw.26For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume me for the sins of my youth.…
And as to them that shall remain of you I will send fear in their hearts in the countries of their enemies. The sound of a flying leaf shall terrify them: and they shall flee as it were from the sword. They shall fall, when no man pursueth them.
Why do you persecute me as God, and glut yourselves with my flesh?
They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth.
Additional TranslationsWill You frighten a windblown leaf? Will You chase after dry chaff?Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?
Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
Wilt thou be startled at me, as at a leaf shaken by the wind? or wilt thou set thyself against me as against grass borne upon the breeze?
Wilt thou terrify a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue dry stubble?
Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?
A leaf driven away dost Thou terrify? And the dry stubble dost Thou pursue?
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