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Ezekiel 15 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 "Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest? 2 "Son of man, how is the wood of a vine better than that of a branch on any of the trees in the forest?
3 "Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel? 3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on?
4 "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? 4 And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything?
5 "Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into anything. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into anything! 5 If it was not useful for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred?
6 "Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 6 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem.
7 and I set My face against them. Though they have come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the LORD , when I set My face against them. 7 I will set my face against them. Although they have come out of the fire, the fire will yet consume them. And when I set my face against them, you will know that I am the LORD.
8 'Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have acted unfaithfully,' " declares the Lord GOD. 8 I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign LORD."