By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
Ezekiel 15:1 And the word of ye LORD came vnto me, saying. Ezekiel 15:2 Sonne of man, What is the Uine tree more then any tree, or [then] a branch which is among the trees of the forrest? Ezekiel 15:3 Shall wood bee taken thereof to doe any worke? or, will men take a pin of it, to hang any vessell thereon? Ezekiel 15:4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fewell: the fire deuoureth both the ends of it, and the middest of it is burnt. Is it meete for [any] worke? Ezekiel 15:5 Behold, when it was whole it was meete for no worke: how much lesse shall it be meete yet for any worke, when the fire hath deuoured it, and it is burned?
is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the Uine tree among the trees of the forrest, which I haue giuen to the fire for fewell, so will I giue the inhabitants of Ierusalem. Ezekiel 15:7 And I will set my face against them, they shall goe out from [one] fire, and [another] fire shall deuoure them, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them. Ezekiel 15:8 And I will make the land desolate, because they haue committed a trespasse, saith the Lord GOD.