As a vine cut down is fit for nothing but the fire; so it shall be with Jerusalem, for her sins.
1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factus est sermo Domini ad me, dicens :
2 Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests?
Fili hominis, quid fiet de ligno vitis, ex omnibus lignis nemorum quae sunt inter ligna silvarum?
3 Shall wood be taken of it, to do any work, or shall a pin be made of it for any vessel to hang thereon?
numquid tolletur de ea lignum ut fiat opus, aut fabricabitur de ea paxillus ut dependeat in eo quodcumque vas?
4 Behold it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire hath consumed both ends thereof, and the midst thereof is reduced to ashes: shall it be useful for any work?
Ecce igni datum est in escam : utramque partem ejus consumpsit ignis, et medietas ejus redacta est in favillam : numquid utile erit ad opus?
5 Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?
Etiam cum esset integrum, non erat aptum ad opus : quanto magis cum illud ignis devoraverit et combusserit, nihil ex eo fiet operis?
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus : Quomodo lignum vitis inter ligna silvarum, quod dedi igni ad devorandum, sic tradam habitatores Jerusalem :
7 And I will set my face against them: they shall go out from fire, and fire shall consume them: and you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have set my face against them.
et ponam faciem meam in eos : de igne egredientur, et ignis consumet eos : et scietis quia ego Dominus, cum posuero faciem meam in eos,
8 And I shall have made their land a wilderness, and desolate, because they have been transgressors, saith the Lord God.
et dedero terram inviam et desolatam, eo quod praevaricatores extiterint, dicit Dominus Deus.