New Living Translation
But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
King James Bible
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked are not so; but are as the chaff which the wind driveth away.
World English Bible
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Young's Literal Translation
Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
Psalm 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 Ungodly - Their condition is far different. Chaff - They are restless and unquiet: their seeming felicity, hath no firm foundation, but quickly vanishes and flees away as chaff before the wind.
LibraryOn the Psalms. I.
 The Argument of the Exposition of the Psalms by Hippolytus, (Bishop) of Rome. 1. The book of Psalms contains new doctrine after the law which was given by Moses; and thus it is the second book of doctrine after the Scripture of Moses. After the death, then of Moses and Joshua, and after the judges, David arose, one deemed worthy to be called the father of the Saviour, and he was the first to give the Hebrews a new style of psalmody, by which he did away with the ordinances established by Moses …
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus
Works by the Same Author.
What Sin Does to Men
John's Witness to Jesus, and God's
He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire."
Are they driven before the wind like straw? Are they carried away by the storm like chaff? Not at all!
Blow them away like chaff in the wind--a wind sent by the angel of the LORD.
But the rebellious will be destroyed; they have no future.
But though they thunder like breakers on a beach, God will silence them, and they will run away. They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind, like a tumbleweed whirling before a storm.
I will winnow you like grain at the gates of your cities and take away the children you hold dear. I will destroy my own people, because they refuse to change their evil ways.
The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth.
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