Ezekiel 15:3

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

Read Ezekiel 15:3 Using Other Translations

Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
Is wood taken from it to make anything? Do people take a peg from it to hang any vessel on it?
Can its wood be used for making things, like pegs to hang up pots and pans?

What does Ezekiel 15:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 15:3

Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work?
&c.] The carpenter and joiner, the house or ship builder, are employed in; as to build houses of, make beams, rafters, floors build ships with, make masts of or any vessel or utensil for the use of man? it never is; it is not fit for any such purpose. Pliny F4 speaks of some rarities made of the wood of vines, but not things of common use; and these not of any vines, but of some peculiar ones, favoured by the air and soil or will [men] take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
it is not fit to make a peg of to hang a hat on; and much less for anything that requires more strength.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Nat. Hist. l. 14. c. 1.
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