Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land. 1
“‘Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, 1 planted by water. It was fruitful and full of branches because it was well-watered.
Just as lion cubs are born predators, 1 so Ephraim will bear his sons for slaughter.
In a good field, by abundant waters, it was planted to grow branches, bear fruit, and become a beautiful vine.
Consider! It is planted, but will it prosper? Will it not wither completely when the east wind blows on it? Will it not wither in the soil where it sprouted?’”