Old Testament

Ezekiel 15
Jerusalem Is a Useless Vine
151The word of the Lord came to me.
2Son of man, what can be done with the wood of a grapevine compared to the wood from the branches of all the other trees in the forest? 3Can its wood be used to make something useful? Can people make a peg from it to hang things on? 4No, it is fed into the fire for fuel. The fire devours both ends of it, and its middle is burned up. Is it useful for any purpose then? 5Since it could not be used for any purpose when it was undamaged, how much less can it be used to make anything useful after the fire has devoured it and it has been burned! 6Therefore, this is what the Lord says. Like the wood of the grapevine from among the trees of the forest, which I have fed into the fire for fuel, in the same way I will feed the inhabitants of Jerusalem into the fire. 7I will set my face against them. They have come out from the fire, but the fire will still devour them. Then you will know that I am the Lord when I set my face against them. 8I will make the land desolate because they added one infidelity to another, declares the Lord God.