2 Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree, [or than] a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken of it to do any work? or will [men] take a pin of it to hang any vessel upon it?
4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it suitable for [any] work?
5 Behold, when it was whole, it was fit for no work: how much less then shall it be fit for [any] work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.