Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

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?

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 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything practical? Can it even be made into a peg to hang something on? 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? 5 If it was useless before it was burned, now that it's been burned and charred through, it's even more useless!


Cross References

John 15:6

Unless a person abides in me, he is thrown away like a pruned branch and dries up. People gather such branches, throw them into a fire, and they are burned up.

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are dry, they are broken off, and women come and kindle fires with them, since this is a people who show no consideration. That is why the One who made them shows them no compassion; the One who created them shows them no mercy.

Psalm 80:16

was burned with fire, cut off, and destroyed on account of your rebuke.

Isaiah 1:31

Your strong one will be like tinder, and your work a spark; both of them will burn together, with no one to quench the flames that burn them."

Ezekiel 19:14

Fire had burned through its branches, consuming its shoots and fruits. No strong branches remain in it, and there is no scepter to rule!' "This is a lamentation, and it is to be used in mourning."

Amos 4:11

"I overthrew your cities, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You've become like a burning ember, snatched from the fire, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:12

His winnowing fork is in his hand. He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire."

Hebrews 6:8

However, if it continues to produce thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be burned.

Hebrews 12:29

For "our God is an all-consuming fire."

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