God by the similitude of a vine, foreshews the utter destruction of Jerusalem, ver. 1 - 8.
|15:2||The vine - tree - Israel is here compared to a vine, which, when fruitless, is utterly unprofitable. This the prophet minds them of to humble them, and awaken them to fruitfulness. A branch - One branch of a tree in the forest is of more use than the whole vine - tree is, except for its fruit.|
|15:3||A pin - Will it afford even a pin to drive into a wall or post, on which you may safely fasten any weight.|
|15:4||For fuel - When for its barrenness it is cut down, it is fit only to burn.|
|15:6||Given - Doomed for food to the fire.|
|15:8||Because - They have been so perpetually trespassing, that it seems a continued act.|