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Ezekiel 15 (Lexham English Bible)

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Jerusalem a Useless Vine

1 And the word of Yahweh {came}a to me, {saying},b 2 "Son of man, how will the wood of the vine be {better than}c {any of the wood of}d the branch which is among the trees of the forest?e 3 Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can they take a tent peg from it to hang on it any object?f 4 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? 5 Look! {When it is in perfect condition},g it will not be used for anything, {how much less}h {when the fire has consumed it}i and it is charred; and [then] can it be used again for anything? 6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: {Just like}j the wood of the vine among the trees of the forestk which I gave to the fire for fuel, so I have given the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7 And I will set my face against them. From the fire they [may]{escape},l but the fire will [yet] consume them, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh {when I set my face against them}.m 8 And I will make the land [a] desolation because {they acted very unfaithfully}!"n {declares}o the Lord Yahweh.
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