Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Now follows the application of the simile: as the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to
the fire for fuel;
to be burnt, as other trees of the forest are, and along with them: so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
to be destroyed along with other nations by the Chaldeans; they being no better, but as bad, if not worse, like wild vines among forest trees; and therefore must fare no better: this was the decree and determination of the Lord.