1 Then the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to me, saying,

2 “Son of man, how is the vine tree better than any tree, the vine branch that has been among the trees of the forest?

3 “Is wood taken from it to be made into any work? Do they take a peg from it to hang any vessel on?

4 “See, into the fire it shall be given for fuel. Both ends of it the fire shall burn, and its middle shall be scorched. Is it fit for any work?

5 “See, when it was intact, it was not made for work, how much less when the fire has burned it and it is scorched shall it still be used for work?

6 “Therefore thus said the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I shall give up the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.

7 ‘And I shall turn My face against them. They shall go out from one fire, but another fire consumes them. And you shall know that I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, when I turn My face against them.

8 ‘And I shall make the land a wasteland, because they committed trespass,’ declares the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”