New American Standard Bible
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?
King James Bible
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
Darby Bible Translation
Do they become as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away?
World English Bible
How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?
Young's Literal Translation
They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They are as stubble before the wind - According to the interpretation proposed of the previous verse, this may be read as a question, "How often is it that the wicked are made like stubble? You say that God deals with people exactly according to their characters, and that the wicked are certainly subjected to calamities; but how often does this, in fact, occur? Is it a uniform law? Do they not, in fact, live in prosperity, and arrive at a good old age?" It is not uncommon in the Scriptures to compare the wicked with stubble, and to affirm that they shall be driven away, as the chaff is driven by the wind; see the notes at Isaiah 17:13.
The storm carrieth away - Margin, "stealeth away." This is a literal translation of the Hebrew. The idea is that of stealing away before one is aware, as a thief carries off spoil.
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Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.
O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.
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