Ezekiel 15:1-8

15  The word of Jehovah again came to me, saying:  “Son of man, how does the wood of the vine compare with that of any other tree or branch from the trees of the forest?  Can a pole from it be used to do work? Or do people make a peg from it to hang utensils on?  Look! It is thrown into the fire for fuel, and the fire consumes both ends and scorches the middle. Is it now fit for any work?  Even when it was whole, it could not be used for anything. How much less useful it will be when the fire has consumed and scorched it!”  “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Just like the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given as fuel for the fire, so I will deal with the inhabitants of Jerusalem.+  I have set my face against them. They have escaped from the fire, but fire will consume them. And you will have to know that I am Jehovah when I set my face against them.’”+  “‘And I will make the land desolate+ because they have acted unfaithfully,’+ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.”


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