By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
Ezekiel 15:1 The worde of the Lorde came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 15:2 Thou sonne of man: What commeth of the vyne amonge all other trees? & of the wylde vyne stock amonge all other tymbre of the groaue? Ezekiel 15:3 Do men take wodd of it, to make any worcke with all? Or maye there a nayle be made of it, to hange any thynge vpon? Ezekiel 15:4 Beholde, it is cast in þe fyre to be brent, the fyre consumeth both the endes of it. the myddest is brent to asshes. Is it mete then for any worcke? No. Ezekiel 15:5 Seynge then, that it was mete for no worcke, beinge whole: moch lesse maye there any thinge be made of it, when the fyre hath consumed & brent it.
is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:6 And therfore thus sayeth the Lorde God: Lyke as I cast þe vyne into þe fyre for to be brent, as other trees of þe wodd: Euen so will I do with them that dwell in Ierusalem, Ezekiel 15:7 & set my face agaynst them: they shall go out from the fyre, & yet the fyre shall consume them. Then shall ye knowe, that I am the Lorde, when I set my face agaynst them, Ezekiel 15:8 & make þe lande waste: because they haue so sore offended, sayeth the Lorde God.