“You brought a vine out of Egypt.
You drove out the nations.
You planted it.
You cleared the ground for it.
It took deep root.
It filled the land.
The mountains were covered with its shade.
The mighty cedars were covered with its branches.
It sent out its branches to the sea.
It sent out its shoots to the River.
Why then have you broken down its walls?
Thus all who pass along the way pluck its fruit.
The boar from the forest ravages it.
All that move in the field feed on it.”
This is a great parable about the vine and Israel that was so familiar to all. The vine was taken from Egypt. Then the ground was prepared for it and planted. Thus nations were cleared out to let the vine grow as it took deep root. This vine spread all over the land as it covered the mountains and the trees. Its branches went from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River. However, then its walls were broken down. Now anyone can come along and pluck its fruit. All the wild animals and any animals come to feed on it. Israel was being ravaged by all sets of animals and people.