Jerusalem as a Useless Vine

1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, how is the wood of a vine different from that of a branch from any of the trees in the forest?
3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on?
4 And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything?
5 If it was not useful for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred?