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Psalms 35:5

    Psalms 35:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let them be as chaff before the wind, And the angel of Jehovah driving them on.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let them be like dust from the grain before the wind; let the angel of the Lord send them in flight.

    Webster's Revision

    Let them be as chaff before the wind, And the angel of Jehovah driving them on.

    World English Bible

    Let them be as chaff before the wind, Yahweh's angel driving them on.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let them be as chaff before the wind, and the angel of the LORD driving them on.

    Definitions for Psalms 35:5

    Angel - Messenger.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 35:5

    Let the angel of the Lord chase them - By angel we may either understand one of those spirits, whether good or bad, commonly thus denominated, or any thing used by God himself as the instrument of their confusion.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 35:5

    Let them be as chaff before the wind - As chaff is driven away in winnowing grain. See the notes at Psalm 1:4.

    And let the angel of the Lord chase them - Drive them away, or scatter them. Angels are often represented in the Scriptures as agents employed by God in bringing punishment on wicked people. See 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36; 1 Chronicles 21:12, 1 Chronicles 21:30; 2 Samuel 24:16.