¶ The word of the LORD came unto me, saying: Thou son of man: What cometh of the vine among all other trees? And of the vine stock among all other timber of the groove? Do men take wood of it, to make any work withal? Or may there a nail be made of it, to hang anything upon? Behold, it is cast into the fire to be brent, the fire consumeth both the ends of it, the middest is brent to ashes. Is it mete then for any work? No. Seeing then, that it was mete for no work, being whole: much less may there anything be made of it, when the fire hath consumed and brent it. And therefore thus sayeth the Lord GOD: Like as I cast the vine into the fire for to be brent, as other trees of the wood: Even so will I do with them that dwell in Ierusalem, and set my face against them: they shall go out from the fire, and yet the fire shall consume them. Then shall ye know, that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them, and make the Land waste: because they have sore offended, sayeth the Lord GOD.