New International Version
Make them like tumbleweed, my God, 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O may God, make them like a wheel - Alluding to the manner of threshing corn in the east. A large broad wheel was rolled over the grain on a threshing-floor, which was generally in the open air; and the grain being thrown up by a shovel against the wind the chaff was thus separated from it, in the place where it was threshed.
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In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the Empire and experiencing very different political fortunes, may still be regarded as forming a whole. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation …
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How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?
I beat them as fine as windblown dust; I trampled them like mud in the streets.
May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.
No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.
"I will scatter you like chaff driven by the desert wind.
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