Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
And now she [is] planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
Thy mother [is] like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
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.
Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.
It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.
And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Why hast thou [then] broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof [were like] the goodly cedars.
Thou preparedst [room] before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, [which] hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod [to be] a sceptre to rule. This [is] a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.