1 And the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying:
2 Son of man, how is the wood of the vine, the vine branch, better than any other wood
which is among the trees of the forest?
3 Is wood taken from it to make any object? Or can men make a peg from it on which to
hang any vessel?
4 Instead, it is thrown into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both ends of it, and its
middle is burned. Is it useful for any work?
5 Indeed, when it was whole, no object could be made from it. How much less will it be
useful for any work when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned.
6 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Like the wood of the vine among the trees of the
forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I will give up the inhabitants of
7 and I will set My face against them. They will go out from one fire, but another fire
shall devour them. And you shall know that I am Jehovah, when I set My face against
8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have acted treacherously unfaithfully,
says the Lord Jehovah.