Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
and say: "'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay among young lions; she reared her cubs.
Plead earnestly with your mother (for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband), so that she might put an end to her adulterous lifestyle, and turn away from her sexually immoral behavior.
"Son of man, of all the woody branches among the trees of the forest, what happens to the wood of the vine?
It sprouted and became a vine, spreading low to the ground; its branches turning toward him, its roots were under itself. So it became a vine; it produced shoots and sent out branches.
I will sing to my love -- a song to my lover about his vineyard. My love had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey.
They are like valleys stretched forth, like gardens by the river's side, like aloes that the Lord has planted, and like cedar trees beside the waters.
For the Lord your God is bringing you to a good land, a land of brooks, springs, and fountains flowing forth in valleys and hills,
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; you drove out nations and transplanted it.
I will place his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
I will force you and your mother who gave you birth into exile. You will be exiled to a country where neither of you were born, and you will both die there.