By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
Ezekiel 15:1 And ye word of ye Lord came vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 15:2 Sonne of man, what commeth of the vine tree aboue all other trees? and of the vine braunch, which is among the trees of ye forest? Ezekiel 15:3 Shall wood bee taken thereof to doe any worke? or wil men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Ezekiel 15:4 Behold, it is cast in the fire to be consumed: the fire consumeth both the endes of it, and the middes 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 bee meete for any worke, when the fire hath consumed it, and it is burnt?
is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:6 Therefore thus sayth the Lorde God, As the vine tree, that is among the trees of the forest, which I haue giuen to the fire to be consumed, so will I giue the inhabitants of Ierusalem. Ezekiel 15:7 And I will set my face against them: they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall consume them: and ye shall know, that I am the Lord, when I set my face against them, Ezekiel 15:8 And when I make the lande waste, because they haue greatly offended, saith the Lord God.