LITV(i) 1 And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, how is the vine tree more than any other tree, or than a branch that is among the trees of the forest? 3 Shall wood be taken from it to do work? Or will men take from it for a peg to hang every vessel on it? 4 Behold, it is put in the fire for fuel. The fire devours both its ends, and its middle is charred. Will it prosper for work? 5 Behold, when it was whole it was not made for work. How much less when the fire has devoured it, and it is charred! Shall it yet be made to work? 6 Therefore, so says the Lord Jehovah: As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, it which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I will give the dwellers of Jerusalem. 7 And I will set my face against them. They shall go out from the fire, and the fire shall devour them. And you shall know that I am Jehovah when I set My face against them. 8 And I will give the land to be desolate because they have done a treacherous act, declares the Lord Jehovah.