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?

Read Ezekiel 15:5 Using Other Translations

Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
Behold, when it was whole, it was used for nothing. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it ever be used for anything!
Vines are useless both before and after being put into the fire!