Ezekiel 15

Jerusalem like a Useless Vine

1Then the word of the  Lord came to me, saying, 2Son of man, how is the wood of the a  vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest? 3Can wood be taken from it to make
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anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?
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If it has been put into the d  fire for fuel, and the fire has consumed both of its ends and its middle part has been charred, is it then useful for
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5Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into
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anything. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into
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6Therefore, thus says the Lord
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 God, ‘As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
7and I i  set My face against them. Though they have j  come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the  Lord, when I set My face against them. 8Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have k  acted unfaithfully,’” declares the Lord  God.
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