Yea, behold, [being] planted
Supposing it ever so well planted, as first by Nebuchadnezzar; and still put into a better condition by the assistance of the king of Egypt, as was imagined: shall it prosper?
it shall not; their own strength, with the help of the king of Egypt, will not be able to protect them from the rage of the king of Babylon: shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it?
which is very hurtful to vines, and by which is meant the Chaldean army; for Babylon, as Kimchi observes, lay northeast of the land of Israel; and it signifies how easily the destruction would be brought about, it would be only a touch of the east wind, and this vine would wither away atones: it shall wither in the furrows where it grew;
notwithstanding its being watered by Egypt, or the help and assistance that could afford it; or amidst all its prosperity, and the means of it, and the springing growing hope it had; or in the very country itself where it had been planted, and had flourished; Zedekiah and his princes were taken in the plains of Jericho, and his children and princes were put to death in Riblah, ( Jeremiah 52:8-10 ) .