Ezekiel - Chapter 15

Ezekiel - Chapter 15

Israel - Dry Grape Vine

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:

2 "Son of man, how is the wood of the vine [better] than any other wood, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest?

3 "Is wood taken from it to make any object? Or can [men] make a peg from it to hang any vessel on?

4 "Instead, it is thrown into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both ends of it, and its middle is burned. Is it useful for [any] work?

5 "Indeed, when it was whole, no object could be made from it. How much less will it be useful for [any] work when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned?

6 " Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Like the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I will give up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

7 'and I will set My face against them. They will go out from [one] fire, but [another] fire shall devour them. Then you shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set My face against them.

8 'Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have persisted in unfaithfulness,' says the Lord GOD."