the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
of man, what becomes of the wood of the 1vine
in comparison to every other kind of
wood, of the pruned branch in comparison
to that which was on the trees of the forest?
wood from it be taken to make anything? Or will men
take a peg from it to hang any vessel on?
it is put into the fire as afuel
; the fire consumes its two ends, and its middle is scorched. Is it good for anything?
when it was whole, it was not made into anything. How much less, when fire has consumed it and it has been scorched, can it still be made into anything!
thus says the Lord Jehovah, Like the wood of the avine
among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire as fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
I will set My face against them: They have gone forth from the fire, yet the fire will consume them; and you will aknow
that I am Jehovah when I set My face against them.
I will make the land desolate because they have acted unfaithfully, declares the Lord Jehovah.