The Haves & the Have Nots #2
2-Part Series - THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS -
I. The Have Nots & Their Comparison (4b)
Chaff is, in such a setting, the ultimate in what is rootless, weightless (cf. the ‘vain and light persons’ of Judg. 9:4, AV) and useless. The figure is that of winnowing, in which the threshed corn is tossed up for the husks and fragments of straw to blow away, leaving behind only the grain.