Ezekiel 15

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And the word of the LORD came to me:

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"Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any wood, the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest?

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Is wood taken from it to make anything? Do people take a peg from it to hang any vessel on it?

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Behold, it is given to 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?

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Behold, 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!

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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 have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

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And I will set my face against them. Though they escape from the fire, the fire shall yet consume them, and you will know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.

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And I will make the land desolate, because they have acted faithlessly, declares the Lord GOD."