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God by the similitude of a vine, foreshews the utter destruction of
Jerusalem, ver. 1 - 8.
2: The vine - tree - Israel is here compared to a vine, which, when
fruitless, is utterly unprofitable. This the prophet minds them of to
humble them, and awaken them to fruitfulness. A branch - One branch of a
tree in the forest is of more use than the whole vine - tree is, except
for its fruit.
3: A pin - Will it afford even a pin to drive into a wall or post, on
which you may safely fasten any weight.
4: For fuel - When for its barrenness it is cut down, it is fit only
6: Given - Doomed for food to the fire.
8: Because - They have been so perpetually trespassing, that it seems
a continued act.