Ezekiel 15Lexham English Bible (LEB)
Jerusalem a Useless Vine
15 And the word of Yahweh came[a] to me, saying,[b] 2 “Son of man, how will the wood of the vine be better than[c] any of the wood of[d] the branch which is among the trees of the forest?[e] 3 Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can they take a tent peg from it to hang on it any object?[f] 4 Look! It is given to the fire as fuel. The fire will consume two of its ends, and its middle will be charred. Is it useful for anything? 5 Look! When it is in perfect condition,[g] it will not be used for anything, how much less[h] when the fire has consumed it[i] and it is charred; and then can it be used again for anything? 6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Just like[j] the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest[k] which I gave to the fire for fuel, so I have given the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7 And I will set my face against them. From the fire they mayescape,[l] but the fire will yet consume them, and they will know that I am Yahweh when I set my face against them.[m] 8 And I will make the land a desolation because they acted very unfaithfully!”[n] declares[o] the Lord Yahweh.