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Ezekiel 15

BBE 1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, NIV 1 The word of the LORD came to me: BBE 2 Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any branching tree which is among the trees of the woods? NIV 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? BBE 3 Will its wood be used for any work? do men make of it a pin for hanging any vessel on? NIV 3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on? BBE 4 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? NIV 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? BBE 5 Truly, before it was cut down, it was not used for any purpose: how much less, when the fire has made a meal of it and it is burned, will it be made into anything? NIV 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? BBE 6 For this cause the Lord has said: Like the vine-tree among the trees of the woods which I have given to the fire for burning, so will I give the people of Jerusalem. NIV 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. BBE 7 And my face will be turned against them; and though they have come out of the fire they will be burned up by it; and it will be clear to you that I am the Lord when my face is turned against them. NIV 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. BBE 8 And I will make the land a waste because they have done evil, says the Lord. NIV 8 I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign LORD."