Parallel Verses

Amplified

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?

New American Standard Bible

"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?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

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?

International Standard Version

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?

A Conservative Version

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire has devoured both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it profitable for any work?

American Standard Version

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire hath devoured both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned: is it profitable for any work?

Bible in Basic English

See, it is put into the fire for burning: the fire has made a meal of its two ends and the middle part of it is burned; is it good for any work?

Darby Translation

Behold, it is given to the fire for fuel: the fire consumeth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned; is it fit for any work?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, it was given to the fire to consume; the fire consumed its two ends, and the midst of it was burned. Will it succeed for work.

King James 2000

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both the ends of it, and the middle of it is burned. Is it fit for any work?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! It is given to the fire as fuel. The fire will consume two of its ends, and its middle will be charred. Is it useful for anything?

Modern King James verseion

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both its ends, and its middle is charred. Is it fit for any work?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, it is cast into the fire to be burnt; the fire consumeth both the ends of it, the midst is burnt to ashes. Is it mete then for any work? No.

NET Bible

No! It is thrown in the fire for fuel; when the fire has burned up both ends of it and it is charred in the middle, will it be useful for anything?

New Heart English Bible

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and its midst is burned: is it profitable for any work?

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! into the fire, it is given up for fuel, - The two ends thereof, doth the fire devour, And the middle thereof is charred, Is it fit for any work?

Webster

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 suitable for any work?

World English Bible

Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and its midst is burned: is it profitable for any work?

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, to the fire it hath been given for fuel, Its two ends hath the fire eaten, And its midst hath been scorched! Is it profitable for work?

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, it is cast
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

into the fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

אכלה 
'oklah 
Usage: 18

the fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

the ends
קצה 
Qatsah 
Usage: 36

of it, and the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

of it is burned
חרר 
Charar 
Usage: 10

Is it meet
צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Jerusalem A Useless Vine

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 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 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?


Cross References

John 15:6

If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.

Isaiah 27:11

When its boughs are withered and dry, they are broken off; the women come and set them afire. For they are a people of no understanding or discernment -- " witless folk; therefore He Who made them will not have compassion on them, and He Who formed them will show them no favor.

Psalm 80:16

They have burned it with fire, it is cut down; may they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.

Isaiah 1:31

And the strong shall become like tow and become tinder, and his work like a spark, and they shall both burn together, with none to quench them.

Ezekiel 19:14

And fire went out of a rod [Zedekiah] of its branches which has consumed the vine's fruit, so that it has in it no [longer a] strong rod to be a scepter for ruling. This is a lamentation and shall be for a lamentation and a dirge.

Amos 4:11

I have overthrown some among you as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to Me, says the Lord.

Malachi 4:1

For behold, the day comes that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud and arrogant, yes, and all that do wickedly and are lawless, shall be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:12

His winnowing fan (shovel, fork) is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out and clean His threshing floor and gather and store His wheat in His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with fire that cannot be put out.

Hebrews 6:8

But if [that same soil] persistently bears thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Hebrews 12:29

For our God [is indeed] a consuming fire.

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