The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
1 – And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
2 – Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests?
3 – Shall wood be taken of if, to do any work, or shall a pin be made of it for any vessel to hang thereon?
4 – Behold it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire hath consumed both ends thereof, and the midst thereof is reduced to ashes: shall it be useful for any work?
5 – Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?
6 – Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
7 – And I will set my face against them: they shall go out from fire, and fire shall consume them : and you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have set my face against them.
8 – And I shall have made their land a wilderness, and desolate, because they have been transgressors, saith the Lord God.
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