Ezekiel 15



Jerusalem A Useless Vine

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

1 Then the word of the Lord came to me:

1 This message came to me from the LORD:

1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

2 "Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

2 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

2 "Son of man, how does the wood of the vine, that branch among the trees of the forest, compare to any other wood?

2 "Son of Man, how does wood from a vine compare to a branch taken from any of the trees in the forest?

2 Son of man, How is the wood of the grapevine [Israel] more than that of any tree, the vine branch which was among the trees of the forest?

3 "Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

3 Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can anyone make a peg from it to hang things on?

3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything practical? Can it even be made into a peg to hang something on?

3 Shall wood be taken from it to do any work? Or will men take a peg of it on which to hang any vessel?

4 "If it has been put into the fire for fuel, and the fire has consumed both of its ends and its middle part has been charred, is it then useful for anything?

4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?

4 In fact, it is put into the fire as fuel. The fire devours both of its ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?

4 After all, it's useful only for kindling a fire, isn't it? And once you've burnt up the ends and charred through the middle of it, is it useful for anything else?

4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire consumes both ends of it and the middle of it is charred. Is it suitable or profitable for any work?

5 "Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into anything. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into anything!

5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?

5 Even when it was whole it could not be made into a useful object. How much less can it ever be made into anything useful when the fire has devoured it and it is charred!

5 If it was useless before it was burned, now that it's been burned and charred through, it's even more useless!

5 Notice, even when it was whole, it was good for no work; how much less shall it be useful and profitable when the fire has devoured it and it is charred?

6 "Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

6 "Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Like the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire as fuel, so I will give up the residents of Jerusalem.

6 Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "Just as the wood from a grape vine is removed from the forest and used for kindling fires, I'm giving the inhabitants of Jerusalem over

6 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Like the wood of the grapevine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

7 and I set My face against them Though they have come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I set My face against them.

7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.

7 I will turn against them. They may have escaped from the fire, but it will [still] consume them. And you will know that I am the Lord when I turn against them.

7 to punishment. They may have escaped one fire, but the coming fire will burn them up completely, and they will know that I am the LORD, when I set myself in opposition to them

7 And I will set My face against them; they shall go out from one fire and another fire shall devour them, and you shall know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord, when I set My face against them.

8 'Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have acted unfaithfully,'" declares the Lord GOD.

8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.

8 I will make the land desolate because they have acted unfaithfully." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

8 and dedicate the land to desolation because of their unfaithful unbelief," declares the Lord GOD.

8 And I will make the land desolate (laid waste and deserted) because they have acted faithlessly [through their idolatry], says the Lord.



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