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?

New American Standard Bible
"Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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?

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall wood be taken from it to do a work? Will men take a peg from it to hang any vessel thereon?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall wood be taken of it to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel on?

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

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?

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?

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?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will [men] take a pin of it to hang any vessel 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?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall wood be taken of it to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel upon it?

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?
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



15:1-8 Jerusalem like an unfruitful vine. - If a vine be fruitful, it is valuable. But if not fruitful, it is worthless and useless, it is cast into the fire. Thus man is capable of yielding a precious fruit, in living to God; this is the sole end of his existence; and if he fails in this, he is of no use but to be destroyed. What blindness then attaches to those who live in the total neglect of God and of true religion! This similitude is applied to Jerusalem. Let us beware of an unfruitful profession. Let us come to Christ, and seek to abide in him, and to have his words abide in us.
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