Ezekiel 15 NLT

1 Then this message came to me from the LORD:
2 "Son of man, how does a grapevine compare to a tree? Is a vine's wood as useful as the wood of a tree?
3 Can its wood be used for making things, like pegs to hang up pots and pans?
4 No, it can only be used for fuel, and even as fuel, it burns too quickly.
5 Vine branches are useless both before and after being put into the fire!"
6 "And this is what the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Jerusalem are like grapevines growing among the trees of the forest. Since they are useless, I have set them aside to be burned!
7 And I will see to it that if they escape from one fire, they will fall into another. When this happens, you will know that I am the LORD.
8 And I will make the land desolate because my people have been unfaithful to me, says the Sovereign LORD."