Ezekiel 15:3
New International Version
Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on?

New Living Translation
Can its wood be used for making things, like pegs to hang up pots and pans?

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

Berean Study Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can one make from it a peg on which to hang utensils?

King James Bible
Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

New King James Version
Is wood taken from it to make any object? Or can men make a peg from it to hang any vessel on?

New American Standard Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can even a peg be taken from it on which to hang any utensil?

NASB 1995
"Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

NASB 1977
“Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

Amplified Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make any object? Or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

Christian Standard Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can anyone make a peg from it to hang things on?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can anyone make a peg from it to hang things on?

American Standard Version
Shall wood be taken thereof to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Is wood taken from it to make a work from it, or do they take a peg from it to hang vessels on it?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will they take wood of it to make it fit for work? will they take of it a peg to hang any vessel upon it?

Contemporary English Version
because the wood of a grapevine can't be used to make anything, not even a small peg to hang things on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall wood be taken of if, to do any work, or shall a pin be made of it for any vessel to hang thereon?

English Revised Version
Shall wood be taken thereof to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

Good News Translation
Can you use it to make anything? Can you even make a peg out of it to hang things on?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do people use it to make something? Do they make a peg from it to hang things on?

International Standard Version
Is wood ever taken from it to make anything practical? Can it even be made into a peg to hang something on?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall wood be taken thereof to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

Literal Standard Version
Is wood taken from it to use for work? Do they take a pin of it to hang any vessel on it?

NET Bible
Can wood be taken from it to make anything useful? Or can anyone make a peg from it to hang things on?

New Heart English Bible
Shall wood be taken of it to make any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

World English Bible
Shall wood be taken of it to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

Young's Literal Translation
Is wood taken from it to use for work? Do they take of it a pin to hang any vessel on it?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jerusalem the Useless Vine
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? 4No, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?…

Cross References
Judges 4:21
But as he lay sleeping from exhaustion, Heber's wife Jael took a tent peg, grabbed a hammer, and went silently to Sisera. She drove the peg through his temple and into the ground, and he died.

Ezekiel 15:2
"Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any other branch among the trees in the forest?

Ezekiel 15:4
No, it is cast into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?


Treasury of Scripture

Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

Jeremiah 24:8
And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:

Matthew 5:13
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:50
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.









Verse 3. - Shall wood be taken thereof, etc.? As a timber tree, then, the vine was confessedly valueless. No carpenter would use it, even for the peg upon which men hang their cups, and which had become, as in Isaiah 22:23, the symbol of political stability (comp. also Zechariah 10:4). For the unfruitful vine branch these remained the doom of being cast into the fire (John 15:6). What was its worth when it was half burned at either end and in the middle? What would Israel be fit for when it had been laid low by the "fire" of God's judgment? Probably the vivid picture of the charred branch points to the successive judgments which had fallen first on the ten tribes, then on Judah, and lastly on Jerusalem itself. The word "trespass" may refer either to the general guilt of the people, or to the last crowning crime of Zedekiah's rebellion. I rather incline to the latter, the noun being in the singular.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can wood
עֵ֔ץ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

be taken
הֲיֻקַּ֤ח (hă·yuq·qaḥ)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

from it
מִמֶּ֙נּוּ֙ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

to make
לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

something useful?
לִמְלָאכָ֑ה (lim·lā·ḵāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

Or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

can one
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

make
יִקְח֤וּ (yiq·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

from it
מִמֶּ֙נּוּ֙ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

a peg
יָתֵ֔ד (yā·ṯêḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3489: A peg, pin

on which
עָלָ֖יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to hang
לִתְל֥וֹת (liṯ·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8518: To suspend

utensils?
כֶּֽלִי׃ (ke·lî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus


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