Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 15 of 48 (8 verses.)

Ezekiel 15Wrench

YAH Condemns False Religionists As Dead Twigs
1 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
2 Fruitlessness [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ is a vine stalk better than a tree? Is vinous pulp [more useful] than wood from a forest?
3 Fruitlessness From a [vine-stalk,] can you saw out a board [sturdy] enough to do any work? Can men even carve pot-hanging pegs from [vine stalks]?
4 Fruitlessness Look, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [People] throw [vines] into fire as kindling. Because [dead vines] aren't useful for any kind of work. A flame devours [the stalk] at both ends 'til the middle burns [to a crisp].
5 Fruitlessness See, ๐Ÿ˜‡: even an intact [fresh-cut living] vine fails to serve any [structural] purpose. So [imagine] how many fewer [construction] tasks [a vine can] perform after a hot blaze eats it down to ash?โ€
6 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Thus Adonai YHVH explains, โ€œLike a [weak] vine-stalk among the trees of the forest that [people] hurl into the fire as fuel, so I come to [incinerate] Jerusalem's [criminal] denizens.
7 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion I set my face against the [hypocrites], ๐Ÿ˜‡. As they escape one fire, an inferno devours them. Finally, you grasp [the meaning of my name] (YHVH {The-Omnipresent-Eternal-One}) when I set my [fire-snorting] face against [Judeo-Christianity's criminals].
Heaven witnesses every sin we hide.
8 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion I let the land lie stunningly [empty, to let it rest from] the disasters that sham [โ€˜saintsโ€™] wreak [upon it],โ€ explains Adonai YHVH.