4426 chaff

4426 chaff

Husks of wheat or other cereal. It was separated from the grain by threshing, whereupon it usually blew away, as it was lighter than the grain. Sometimes however, it was burned as fuel. The wicked are frequently likened to chaff in Scripture.

Grain was threshed on outdoor threshing-floors to separate the chaff

Da 2:31-35 See also Hos 13:3

Characteristics of chaff

It is blown by the wind Job 13:25

It is light Job 41:28

It is useless Isa 33:11

The wicked are compared to chaff

They will disappear as chaff is blown away Ps 1:1-6 See also Job 21:17-18; Ps 35:4-6; Ps 83:13-15; Isa 17:13; Isa 29:5; Isa 40:24-25; Jer 13:24

Their punishment is compared to threshing Isa 41:15-16 See also Isa 41:2

Their end will be like chaff which is burned Mt 3:11-12 pp Lk 3:16-17

See also

4456grain
4522threshing
4524threshing-floor
4550winnowing

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