O my God, make them like whirling dust,
like stubble before the wind! Bible

“stubble before the wind.” The stubble was the dry and usually broken pieces of grain, grass, or briars that were gathered and used to start fires (cp. Isa. 5:24; Obad. 1:18; Matt. 6:30). Isaiah 40:24 speaks of stubble being blown by the wind.

Commentary for: Psalms 83:13