By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
Ezekiel 15:1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Ezekiel 15:2 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? Ezekiel 15:3 Shall wood be taken of it, to do any work, or shall a pin be made of it for any vessel to hang thereon? Ezekiel 15:4 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? Ezekiel 15:5 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?
is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:6 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. Ezekiel 15:7 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. Ezekiel 15:8 And I shall have made their land a wilderness, and desolate, because they have been transgressors, saith the Lord God.