Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
2 Kings 19:26
Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
2 Peter 2:22
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
2 Peter 2:17
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
2 Peter 2:12
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.