1 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
2 “Son of man, how is the wood of the avine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
3 “Can wood be taken from it to make 1anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?
6 “Therefore, thus says the Lord 1God, ‘As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
8 ‘Thus I will make the land desolate, because they have aacted unfaithfully,’ ” declares the Lord God.
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