Ezekiel 15:2-5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
2 Son of man,
what makes the wood of the vine
Better than the wood of branches
found on the trees in the forest?
3 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?
4 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?
5 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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