Ezekiel 15



1 And the word of Jehovah was unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, What is the wood of the vine more than every tree, the sprig which is among the trees of the forest?

3 Shall wood be taken from it to make something useful? or will they take a peg from it to hang any vessel on it?

4 Behold, it is given to the fire to be·​·eaten·​·up; the fire eats·​·up the two ends of it, and its midst is·​·ablaze. Will it prosper for any use?

5 Behold, when it was perfect, it was not made for a use; yea when the fire has eaten· it ·up, and it is·​·ablaze, is it still made for a use?

6 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovih*; As the wood of the vine among the wood of the forest, which I have given to the fire for food, so will I give those who dwell·​·in Jerusalem.

7 And I will put My faces against them; they shall go·​·out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I am Jehovah, when I set My faces against them.

8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have trespassed a trespass, says the Lord Jehovih.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.