Ezekiel 15Comfort you - That is, you will be comforted, when you compare their case with your own: when they tell you how righteous God was, in bringing these judgments upon them. This will reconcile you to the justice of God, in thus punishing his own people, and to the goodness of God, who now appeared to have had kind intentions in all. The vine - tree - Israel is here compared to a vine, which, when fruitless, is utterly unprofitable. This the prophet minds them of to humble them, and awaken them to fruitfulness. A branch - One branch of a tree in the forest is of more use than the whole vine - tree is, except for its fruit. A pin - Will it afford even a pin to drive into a wall or post, on which you may safely fasten any weight. For fuel - When for its barrenness it is cut down, it is fit only to burn. Given - Doomed for food to the fire. Because - They have been so perpetually trespassing, that it seems a continued act.
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