Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
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“Son of man, how is the wood of the
vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
Can wood be taken from it to make
anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?
Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into
anything. How much less, when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into anything!
Therefore, thus says the Lord
God, ‘As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
set My face against them. Though they have come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I set My face against them.
Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have
acted unfaithfully,’” declares the Lord God.