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Ezekiel 15:2-5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Son of man,
    what makes the wood of the vine
Better than the wood of branches
    found on the trees in the forest?
Can wood be taken from it
    to make something useful?
Can someone make even a peg out of it
    on which to hang a vessel?
Of course not! If it is fed to the fire for fuel,
    and the fire devours both ends of it,
Leaving the middle charred,
    is it useful for anything then?
Even when it is whole
    it cannot be used for anything;
So when fire has devoured and charred it,
    how useful can it be?

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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