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Psalms 83:13

    Psalms 83:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O my God, make them like the whirling dust; As stubble before the wind.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O my God, make them like the rolling dust; like dry stems before the wind.

    Webster's Revision

    O my God, make them like the whirling dust; As stubble before the wind.

    World English Bible

    My God, make them like tumbleweed; like chaff before the wind.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O my God, make them like the whirling dust; as stubble before the wind.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:13

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:13

    O my God, make them like a wheel ... - Or rather, like a rolling thing - something that the wind rolls along. The word גלגל galgal - means properly a wheel, as of a chariot, Ezekiel 10:2, Ezekiel 10:6; or a wheel for drawing water from a well, Ecclesiastes 12:6; then, a whirlwind, Psalm 77:19; and then, anything driven before a whirlwind, as chaff, or stubble, Isaiah 17:13. Compare the notes at Isaiah 22:18. The prayer here is, that they might be utterly destroyed, or driven away.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 83:13

    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.