Ezekiel 15:5
Good News Translation
It was useless even before it was burned. Now that the fire has burned it and charred it, it is even more useless."

Contemporary English Version
The wood is useless before it is burned, and afterwards, it is completely worthless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?

New American Bible
Even when it is whole it cannot be used for anything; So when fire has devoured and charred it, how useful can it be?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?

meet [heb] made fit

Context
Jerusalem the Useless Vine
4Behold it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire hath consumed both ends thereof, and the midst thereof is reduced to ashes: shall it be useful for any work? 5Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?6Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 15:4
Behold it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire hath consumed both ends thereof, and the midst thereof is reduced to ashes: shall it be useful for any work?

Ezekiel 15:6
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Additional Translations
Even when it was whole, it could not be made useful. How much less can it ever be useful when the fire has consumed and charred it!Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned?

Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be meet for any work!

Not even while it is yet whole will it be useful for any work: if the fire shall have utterly consumed it, will it still be fit for work?

Behold, when it was whole, it was used for no work; how much less when the fire hath consumed it, and it is burned, should it yet be used for any work?

Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be meet for any work?

Behold, when it was whole, it was fit for no work: how much less then shall it be fit for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?

Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less, when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be meet for any work!

Lo, in its being perfect it is not used for work, How much less, when fire hath eaten of it, And it is scorched, Hath it been used yet for work?
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