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Ezekiel 15:1 ←
Yahweh’s word came to me, saying,
Ezekiel 15:2 ←
“Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest?
Ezekiel 15:3 ←
Will wood be taken of it to make anything? Will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel on it?
Ezekiel 15:4 ←
Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and the middle of it is burned. Is it profitable for any work?
Ezekiel 15:5 ←
Behold, when it was whole, it was suitable for no work. How much less, when the fire has devoured it, and it has been burned, will it yet be suitable for any work?”
Ezekiel 15:6 ←
Therefore the Lord Yahweh says: “As the vine wood among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I will give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:7 ←
I will set my face against them. They will go out from the fire, but the fire will still devour them. Then you will know that I am Yahweh, when I set my face against them.
Ezekiel 15:8 ←
I will make the land desolate, because they have acted unfaithfully,” says the Lord Yahweh.