Ezekiel 15


The Parable of the Vine

And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, And you, O son of man, what ever may become of the wood of the vine from out of all the woods of the branches of the ones being in the woods of the forest? Shall they take of its wood to perform for work? Shall they take from out of it stanchions to hang [3upon 4it 1all 2items]? Behold, fire is given for consumption yearly; in the cleansing of it [3consumes 1the 2fire], and the wood vanishes in the end. Shall it be profitable for work? Not even of it still being whole -- it will not be useful for work; for if also the fire [2it 1should consume] unto completion, shall it be made for work, no. On account of this, thus says Adonai the  lord; In which manner the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given it to the fire for consumption, so I have given the ones dwelling in Jerusalem. And I will put my face against them; from out of the fire they shall come forth, and fire shall devour them; and they shall know that I am the  lord in my firmly fixing my face against them. And I will appoint the earth for extinction, because they fell into transgression, says Adonai the  lord.
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