Psalm 83:13
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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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Clarke'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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O my

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psalm 74:11,12 Why withdraw you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom...

like

Isaiah 17:12-14 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations...

as the

Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him...

Exodus 15:7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath...

Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Isaiah 40:24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth...

Isaiah 41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings?...

Jeremiah 13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

Library
Period ii. The Church from the Permanent Division of the Empire Until the Collapse of the Western Empire and the First Schism Between the East and the West, or Until About A. D. 500
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
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History

Being Made Archbishop of Armagh, He Suffers Many Troubles. Peace Being Made, from Being Archbishop of Armagh He Becomes Bishop of Down.
[Sidenote: 1129] 19. (12). Meanwhile[365] it happened that Archbishop Cellach[366] fell sick: he it was who ordained Malachy deacon, presbyter and bishop: and knowing that he was dying he made a sort of testament[367] to the effect that Malachy ought to succeed him,[368] because none seemed worthier to be bishop of the first see. This he gave in charge to those who were present, this he commanded to the absent, this to the two kings of Munster[369] and to the magnates of the land he specially enjoined
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Job 21:18
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?

Psalm 18:42
I beat them as fine as windblown dust; I trampled them like mud in the streets.

Psalm 35:5
May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;

Isaiah 17:13
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.

Isaiah 40:24
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.

Jeremiah 13:24
"I will scatter you like chaff driven by the desert wind.

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