Ezekiel 15:1-5 NIV

Jerusalem, A Useless Vine

1 The word of the LORD came to me:

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      2 "Son of man, how is the wood of a vine1 better than that of a branch on any of the trees in the forest?

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      3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful?2 Do they make pegs3 from it to hang things on?

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      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?4

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      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?