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Chaff

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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The refuse of winnowed corn. It was usually burned (Exodus 15:7; Isaiah 5:24; Matthew 3:12 ). This word sometimes, however, means dried grass or hay (Isaiah 5:24; 33:11 ). Chaff is used as a figure of abortive wickedness (Psalm 1:4; Matthew 3:12 ). False doctrines are also called chaff (Jeremiah 23:28 ), or more correctly rendered "chopped straw." The destruction of the wicked, and their powerlessness, are likened to the carrying away of chaff by the wind (Isaiah 17:13; Hosea 13:3; Zephaniah 2:2 ).

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Chaff'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​c/chaff.html. 1897.
 
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