The dried parts of grasses or herbaceous plants, often used as fodder for animals (1Kgs 4:28
; Gen 24:25
; Gen 24:32
). It is also the by-product of the processing of cultivated cereals, either the stubble of the cut grain left in the fields for the herds to graze over or the chaff separated by winnowing from the threshed grain (Ps 1:4
; Ps 83:13
). Straw was used as a binder for mud bricks (Exod 5:7-18
) or, when mixed with animal dung, as an efficient fuel for kitchen hearths (Isa 25:10
28They also brought to the required place barley and straw for the horses and swift steeds, each according to his charge.
25She added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder and a place to spend the night.”
32So the man came into the house; and Laban unloaded the camels, and gave him straw and fodder for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the me ... View more
4The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
13O my God, make them like whirling dust,
like chaff before the wind.
7“You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as before; let them go and gather straw for themselves.8But you shall require of them the same quant ... View more
10For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.
The Moabites shall be trodden down in their place
as straw is trodden down in a dung-pit.