15:1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
15:2 Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree, [or
than] a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
15:3 Shall wood be taken of it to do any work? or will [men]
take a pin of it to hang any vessel upon it?
15:4 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 suitable for [any] work?
15:5 Behold, when it was whole, it was fit for no work: how much
less then shall it be fit for [any] work, when the fire hath
devoured it, and it is burned?
15:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; 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.
15:7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from
[one] fire, and [another] fire shall devour them; and ye shall
know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them.
15:8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have
committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.