Ezekiel 15

1The word of  Jehovah came to me, saying, 2"Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest? 3Shall wood be taken of it to make any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? 4Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and its midst is burned: is it profitable for any work? 5Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less, when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be meet for any work!

6"Therefore thus says the Lord  Jehovah: '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. 7I will set my face against them; they shall go forth from the fire, but the fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I am  Jehovah, when I set my face against them. 8I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass,' says the Lord  Jehovah."

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