Ezekiel 15
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1This message came to me from the LORD: 1Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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 does the wood of the vine surpass any other branch among the trees in the forest?
3Is wood ever taken from it to make anything practical? Can it even be made into a peg to hang something on? 3Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can one make from it a peg on which to hang utensils?
4After 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? 4No, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?
5If it was useless before it was burned, now that it's been burned and charred through, it's even more useless!5Even when it was whole, it could not be made useful. How much less can it ever be useful when the fire has consumed it and charred it!
6Therefore 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 6Therefore 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 for fuel, so I will give up the people of Jerusalem.
7to 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 7And I will set My face against them. Though they may have escaped the fire, yet another fire will consume them. And when I set My face against them, you will know that I am the LORD.
8and dedicate the land to desolation because of their unfaithful unbelief," declares the Lord GOD.8Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have acted unfaithfully,’ declares the Lord GOD.”
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Ezekiel 14
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