1 And the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,
2 “Son of man, how is the vine tree better than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
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?
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?
6 Therefore thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘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 (Yerushalayim);
7 And I will set My face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I am יהוה, when I set My face against them.
8 ‘And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.”