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Ezekiel 15 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 `Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree? The vine-branch that hath been, Among 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 Is wood taken from it to use for work? Do they take of it a pin to hang any vessel on it? 3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on?
4 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? 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 Lo, in its being perfect it is not used for work, How much less, when fire hath eaten of it, And it is scorched, Hath it been used yet for work? 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 said the Lord Jehovah: As the vine-tree among trees of the forest, That I have given to the fire for fuel, So I have given 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 have set My face against them, From the fire they have gone forth, And the fire doth consume them, And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah, In My setting 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 And I have made the land a desolation, Because they have committed a trespass, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!' 8 I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign LORD."