And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
2Son of man, What is the vinetree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?3
Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the firedevourethboth the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned . Is it meet for any work?5
Behold, when it was whole, it was meeta for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned ?
Therefore thus saith the LordGOD; As the vinetree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.7
And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
And I will make the landdesolate, because they have committedb a trespass,saith the LordGOD.