Ezekiel 15:2
New International Version
"Son of man, how is the wood of a vine different from that of a branch from any of the trees in the forest?

New Living Translation
“Son of man, how does a grapevine compare to a tree? Is a vine’s wood as useful as the wood of a tree?

English Standard Version
“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any wood, the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest?

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any other branch among the trees in the forest?

King James Bible
Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

New King James Version
“Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any other wood, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest?

New American Standard Bible
“Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

NASB 1995
"Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

NASB 1977
“Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Amplified Bible
“Son of man, how is the wood of the grapevine (Israel) better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Christian Standard Bible
“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine, that branch among the trees of the forest, compare to any other wood?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, how does the wood of the vine, that branch among the trees of the forest, compare to any other wood?

American Standard Version
Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Son of man, what shall happen to wood of the vine more than all the wood of a branch that is in the woods of the forest?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou, son of man - of all the wood, of the branches that are among the trees of the forest, what shall be made of the wood of the vine?

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, what happens to the wood of a grapevine after the grapes have been picked? It isn't like other trees in the forest,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests?

English Revised Version
Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "how does a vine compare with a tree? What good is a branch of a grapevine compared with the trees of the forest?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, what good is the wood from a vine? Is it better than the wood from a tree in the forest?

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, how does wood from a vine compare to a branch taken from any of the trees in the forest?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any tree, the vine branch which grew up among the trees of the forest?

Literal Standard Version
“Son of man, "" What is the vine-tree more than any tree? The vine-branch that has been, "" Among trees of the forest?

NET Bible
"Son of man, of all the woody branches among the trees of the forest, what happens to the wood of the vine?

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest?

World English Bible
Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree? The vine-branch that hath been, Among trees of the forest?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jerusalem the Useless Vine
1Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any other branch among the trees in the forest? 3Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can one make from it a peg on which to hang utensils?…

Cross References
Psalm 80:8
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and transplanted it.

Isaiah 5:1
I will sing for my beloved a song of his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

Ezekiel 15:1
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 15:3
Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can one make from it a peg on which to hang utensils?

Hosea 10:1
Israel was a luxuriant vine, yielding fruit for himself. The more his fruit increased, the more he increased the altars. The better his land produced, the better he made the sacred pillars.


Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

What.

Deuteronomy 32:32,33
For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: …

Psalm 80:8-16
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it…

Song of Solomon 2:13,15
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away…

among

Isaiah 44:23
Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Micah 3:12
Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

Zechariah 11:2
Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.









Verse 2. - What is the vine tree, etc.? The prophet's mind had apparently been dwelling, after the close of his previous utterance, on the imagery of earlier writers, in which Israel had appeared as the vine of Jehovah (Genesis 49:22; Psalm 80:9; Hosea 10:1; Isaiah 5; Deuteronomy 32:32; Jeremiah 2:21), and to which he himself refers again in Ezekiel 19:10. He saw how men might pervert that image to their own destruction. And he expands the parable, as our Lord does in John 15. Men might dwell, perhaps were actually dwelling, on the thought that they were branches of the true vine, and therefore could not perish. He exposes the groundlessness of that hope in tones of scornful sarcasm. If the vine did not bear fruit, or if it only brought forth wild grapes, then its special excellence was gone, and it challenged comparison with other trees only as a timber tree, and what was its worth as such? If Israel was not true to its vocation, it was poorer and weaker than the heathen nations round it. So far the general thought is clear. In dealing with details, we note that the words in italics, "or than," should disappear, and that the words should stand as in the Revised Version, What is the vine more than any tree, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of man,
אָדָ֕ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

how
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

does
יִּֽהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the wood
עֵץ־ (‘êṣ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

of the vine
הַגֶּ֖פֶן (hag·ge·p̄en)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1612: A vine, the grape

surpass
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

any [other]
עֵ֑ץ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

branch
הַזְּמוֹרָ֕ה (haz·zə·mō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2156: Branch, twig, shoot

among the trees
בַּעֲצֵ֥י (ba·‘ă·ṣê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

in the forest?
הַיָּֽעַר׃ (hay·yā·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb


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