2 Son of man, What can the vine-tree be more than any other tree, - any branch which hath been found among the trees of the forest? 3 Shall there be taken from it wood, to be made into any work? Or will men take therefrom a peg, to hang thereon any vessel? 4 Lo! into the fire, it is given up for fuel, - The two ends thereof, doth the fire devour, And the middle thereof is charred, Is it fit for any work? 5 Lo! when it was yet whole, it could not be made into any work, - how much less when !the fire hath devoured it. and it is charred, can it still be made into any work?
6 Therefore Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, As a vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given up to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7 Therefore will I set my face against them, Out of one fire, have they come forth But another fire, shall devour them, - So shall ye know that, I, am Yahweh, by my setting my face against them; 8 I will therefore give up the land as a desolation, - because they have committed treachery, Declareth My Lord., Yahweh.