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

King James Bible
O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

Darby Bible Translation
O my God, make them like a whirling thing, like stubble before the wind.

World English Bible
My God, make them like tumbleweed; like chaff before the wind.

Young's Literal Translation
O my God, make them as a rolling thing, As stubble before wind.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

O my God, make them like a wheel ... - Or rather, like a rolling thing - something that the wind rolls along. The word גלגל galgal - means properly a wheel, as of a chariot, Ezekiel 10:2, Ezekiel 10:6; or a wheel for drawing water from a well, Ecclesiastes 12:6; then, a whirlwind, Psalm 77:19; and then, anything driven before a whirlwind, as chaff, or stubble, Isaiah 17:13. Compare the notes at Isaiah 22:18. The prayer here is, that they might be utterly destroyed, or driven away.

Psalm 83:13 Parallel Commentaries

Epistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
To Anastasius, Presbyter [1714] . Gregory to Anastasius, &c. That a good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things (Matth. xii. 35; Luke vi. 45), this thy Charity has shewn, both in thy habitual life and lately also in thy epistle; wherein I find two persons at issue with regard to virtues; that is to say, thyself contending for charity, and another for fear and humility. And, though occupied with many things, though ignorant of the Greek language, I have nevertheless sat
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.' Exod 20: 7. This commandment has two parts: 1. A negative expressed, that we must not take God's name in vain; that is, cast any reflections and dishonour on his name. 2. An affirmative implied. That we should take care to reverence and honour his name. Of this latter I shall speak more fully, under the first petition in the Lord's Prayer, Hallowed be thy name.' I shall
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

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

Psalm 18:42
Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.

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

Isaiah 17:13
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.

Isaiah 40:24
Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.

Jeremiah 13:24
"Therefore I will scatter them like drifting straw To the desert wind.

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