Ezekiel 15 ©

3By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work 6is shewed the utter rejection of Jerusalem.


AND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,


Son of man, What is the avine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?


Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?


bBehold, it is cast into cthe fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. 1Is it *meet for any work?


Behold, when it was whole, it was 2*meet 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 Lord GOD; dAs the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.


And eI will set my face against them; fthey shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and gye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.


And hI will make the land desolate, because they have 3committed a *trespass, saith the Lord GOD.