Parallel Verses

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?

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?

Amplified

If it has been thrown into the fire for fuel, and the fire has consumed both of its ends and the middle section has been charred, is it suitable or useful for anything?

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?

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?

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 there be taken from it wood, to be made into any work? Or will men take therefrom a peg, to hang thereon any vessel? 4 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? 5 Lo! when it was yet whole, it could not be made into any work, - how much less when !the fire hath devoured it. and it is charred, can it still be made into any work?


Cross References

John 15:6

If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned.

Isaiah 27:11

When the cut-off boughs thereof are dry, they shall be broken to pieces, Women, coming, are kindling it! For it is not a people of understanding, For this cause, Will he that made him, not have compassion upon him, And, he that formed him, will shew him no favour.

Psalm 80:16

To be burned with fire, it is cut down, - At the rebuke of thy countenance, they will perish.

Isaiah 1:31

Then shall the strong one become tow, And his work a spark, - And they shall both blaze together And there be none to quench the fire.

Ezekiel 19:14

And there hath gone forth a fire out of her staves of rods. Her fruit, hath it devoured, And there is in her no staff of power. As a sceptre to bear rule. A dirge, it is, and hath been made a dirge.

Amos 4:11

I have made an overthrew among you, like the divine overthrow of Sodom arid Gomorrah, and ye have become like a brand snatched out of the burning, - Yet hate ye not returned unto me, Declareth Yahweh.

Malachi 4:1

For lo! the day, cometh, that burneth as a furnace, - and, all the proud and everyone who worketh lawlessness, shall be, stubble, and the day that cometh, shall consume them utterly, saith Yahweh of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:12

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will clear out his threshing-floor, - and will gather his wheat into the granary, but, the chaff, will he burn up with fire unquenchable.

Hebrews 6:8

But, should it be bringing forth thorns and briars, it is disapproved, and, unto cursing, nigh, - whose end is for burning.

Hebrews 12:29

For, even our God, is a consuming fire.

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