Psalm 83:13
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New Living Translation
O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed, 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

83:13 A wheel - Whereas they promise to themselves a sure possession, let them be like a wheel, which is very unstable, and soon removed.

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Library
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 21:18
Are they driven before the wind like straw? Are they carried away by the storm like chaff? Not at all!

Psalm 18:42
I ground them as fine as dust in the wind. I swept them into the gutter like dirt.

Psalm 35:5
Blow them away like chaff in the wind--a wind sent by the angel of the LORD.

Isaiah 17:13
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.

Isaiah 40:24
They hardly get started, barely taking root, when he blows on them and they wither. The wind carries them off like chaff.

Jeremiah 13:24
"I will scatter you like chaff that is blown away by the desert winds.

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