1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows:
2 Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than wood from the branch of a forest tree?
Hos 10:1 Isa 5:1-7 Ps 80:8-16 Jer 2:21 John 15:1-6 Luke 20:9-16 Song 7:12
3 Is its wood used for making anything? Are pegs on which to hang things made from it?
Jer 24:8 Luke 14:34-35 Mark 9:50 Matt 5:13
4 There it is, thrown on the fire for fuel. The fire burns off both ends; the middle is charred; can it be kept for anything now?
John 15:6 Isa 27:11 Amos 4:11 Ezek 19:14 Heb 6:8 Heb 12:29 Isa 1:31
5 While it was intact, you could make nothing with it; burned and charred, is it any more useful now?
6 So, the Lord Yahweh says this: As the wood of the vine among the forest trees, which I have thrown on the fire for fuel, so shall I treat the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Ezek 15:2 Ezek 17:3-10 Ezek 20:47-48 Isa 5:1-6 Isa 5:24-25 Jer 4:7 Jer 7:20
7 I shall set my face against them. They have escaped one fire, but fire will devour them yet. And you will know that I am Yahweh, when I set my face against them.
Ezek 14:8 Amos 9:1-4 Isa 24:18 Ps 34:16 1Kgs 19:17 Ezek 6:7 Jer 21:10
8 I shall reduce the country to a desert, because of their infidelity- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Ezek 6:14 2Chr 36:14-16 Ezek 14:13-21 Ezek 17:20 Ezek 33:29 Isa 6:11 Isa 24:3-12