Son of man, What
is the vine tree more than any tree, [or than
] a branch which is among
the trees of the forest?
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great
eagle with great wings
, longwinged, full
of feathers, which had divers colours
, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest
branch of the cedar
: ... Yea, behold, [being
] planted, shall it
prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle
a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green
tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming
flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south
to the north shall be burned therein. ... And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching
his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill
: ... And I will lay
it waste: it shall
not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also
command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
Therefore as the fire
devoureth the stubble, and the flame
consumeth the chaff, [so
] their root
shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away
the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel. ... Therefore is the anger
of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched
forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills
did tremble, and their carcases [were
in the midst of the streets. For all
this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is
] stretched out still.
is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer
of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to
make thy land desolate; [and
] thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall
not be quenched.
And afterward, saith the LORD, I will
deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall
smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will
I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them
that dwell in the land of Egypt: ... And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar
the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against
this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment
, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. ... And this whole land shall be a desolation, [and
] an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy
, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make
them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as [it
is] this day;
The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in
the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did
not the LORD remember them, and came it [not
] into his mind? ... Behold, I will watch
over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that [are
] in the land of Egypt shall be
consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
But my words
and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did
they not take hold of
your fathers? and they returned
and said, Like
as the LORD of hosts thought
to do unto us, according to our ways
, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.