1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
2 Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any branching tree which is among the trees of the woods?
3 Will its wood be used for any work? do men make of it a pin for hanging any vessel on?
4 See, it is put into the fire for burning: the fire has made a meal of its two ends and the middle part of it is burned; is it good for any work?
5 Truly, before it was cut down, it was not used for any purpose: how much less, when the fire has made a meal of it and it is burned, will it be made into anything?