1 And ye word of ye Lord came vnto me, saying,
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?
3 Shall wood bee taken thereof to doe any worke? or wil men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
4 Behold, it is cast in the fire to be consumed: the fire consumeth both the endes of it, and the middes of it is burnt. Is it meete for any worke?
5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meete for no worke: how much lesse shall it bee meete for any worke, when the fire hath consumed it, and it is burnt?
6 Therefore thus sayth the Lorde God, As the vine tree, that is among the trees of the forest, which I haue giuen to the fire to be consumed, so will I giue the inhabitants of Ierusalem.
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 them.
8 And when I make the lande waste, because they haue greatly offended, saith the Lord God.