Jerusalem as a Useless Vine
15:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
15:2 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree,
or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
15:3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will
men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
15:4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire
devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is
burned. Is it meet for any work?
15:5 Behold, when it was whole, it was 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?
15:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As 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.
15:7 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
15:8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have
committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.