By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
Ezekiel 15:1 The worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 15:2 Thou sonne of man: What commeth of the vyne amonge all other trees? and of the wyne stocke, amoge all other tymbre of the groaue? Ezekiel 15:3 Do me take wodd of it, to make eny worke withall? Or maye there a nale be made of it, to hange eny thinge vpon? Ezekiel 15:4 Beholde, it is cast in the fyre to be brent, the fyre consumeth both the endes of it, the myddest is brent to asshes. Is it mete then for eny worke? No. Ezekiel 15:5 Seinge then, that it was mete for no worke, beinge whole: moch lesse maye there eny thinge be made of it, when the fyre hath consumed and brent it.
is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:6 And therfore thus saieth the LORDE God: Like as I cast the vyne in to the fyre for to be brent, as other trees of the wod: Euen so wil I do with them that dwell in Ierusalem, Ezekiel 15:7 and set my face agaynst them: they shall go out from the fyre, and yet the fyre shall consume them. Then shal ye knowe, that I am the LORDE, when I set my face agaynst them, Ezekiel 15:8 and make the londe waist: because they haue so sore offended, saieth the LORDE God.