Psalm 35:5
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New American Standard Bible
Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.

King James Bible
Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be as chaff before the wind, and let the angel of Jehovah drive them away;

World English Bible
Let them be as chaff before the wind, Yahweh's angel driving them on.

Young's Literal Translation
They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Let them be as chaff before the wind - As chaff is driven away in winnowing grain. See the notes at Psalm 1:4.

And let the angel of the Lord chase them - Drive them away, or scatter them. Angels are often represented in the Scriptures as agents employed by God in bringing punishment on wicked people. See 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36; 1 Chronicles 21:12, 1 Chronicles 21:30; 2 Samuel 24:16.

Psalm 35:5 Parallel Commentaries

The Sixth Commandment
Thou shalt not kill.' Exod 20: 13. In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.' Here two things are to be understood, the not injuring another, nor ourselves. I. The not injuring another. [1] We must not injure another in his name. A good name is a precious balsam.' It is a great cruelty to murder a man in his name. We injure others in
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

After the Scripture.
"In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God created He him."--Gen. v. 1. In the preceding pages we have shown that the translation, "in Our image," actually means, "after Our image." To make anything in an image is no language; it is unthinkable, logically untrue. We now proceed to show how it should be translated, and give our reason for it. We begin with citing some passages from the Old Testament in which occurs the preposition "B" which, in Gen. i. 27, stands before image, where
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Job 21:18
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?

Psalm 1:4
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Psalm 83:13
O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.

Isaiah 29:5
But the multitude of your enemies will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly.

Habakkuk 3:6
He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, The ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

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