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The Useless Vine

15

The word of the Lord came to me:

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O mortal, how does the wood of the vine surpass all other wood—

the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest?

3

Is wood taken from it to make anything?

Does one take a peg from it on which to hang any object?

4

It is put in the fire for fuel;

when the fire has consumed both ends of it

and the middle of it is charred,

is it useful for anything?

5

When it was whole it was used for nothing;

how much less—when the fire has consumed it,

and it is charred—

can it ever be used for anything!

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. 7I will set my face against them; although they escape from the fire, the fire shall still consume them; and you shall know that I am the Lord, when I set my face against them. 8And I will make the land desolate, because they have acted faithlessly, says the Lord God.


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The Matthew Henry (Concise) commentary does not cover Ezekiel 15.




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