“‘The land will give its fruit and you may eat until you are satisfied, 1 and you may live securely in the land.
Death and life are in the power 1 of the tongue, 2 and those who love its use 3 will eat its fruit.
The one who tends a fig tree 1 will eat its fruit, 2 and whoever takes care of 3 his master will be honored.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine 1 in the inner rooms of your house; your children 2 will be like olive branches, as they sit all around your table.
Mourn over the field, 1 over the delightful fields and the fruitful vine!
Kill all her soldiers! 1 Let them be slaughtered! 2 They are doomed, 3 for their day of reckoning 4 has come, the time for them to be punished.”
“‘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.
They told Moses, 1 “We went to the land where you sent us. 2 It is indeed flowing with milk and honey, 3 and this is its fruit.
“So today we are slaves! In the very land you gave to our ancestors to eat its fruit and to enjoy 1 its good things – we are slaves!
There will be some left behind, like when an olive tree is beaten – two or three ripe olives remain toward the very top, four or five on its fruitful branches,” says the Lord God of Israel.
I brought you 1 into a fertile land so you could enjoy 2 its fruits and its rich bounty. But when you entered my land, you defiled it; 3 you made the land I call my own 4 loathsome to me.
But it was plucked up in anger; it was thrown down to the ground. The east wind 1 dried up its fruit; its strong branches broke off and withered – a fire consumed them.
A fire has gone out from its branch; it has consumed its shoot and its fruit. 1 No strong branch was left in it, nor a scepter to rule.’ This is a lament song, and has become a lament song.”
“‘Say to them: This is what the sovereign Lord says: “‘Will it prosper? Will he not rip out its roots and cause its fruit to rot 1 and wither? All its foliage 2 will wither. No strong arm or large army will be needed to pull it out by its roots. 3
‘for there will be a peaceful time of sowing, the vine will produce its fruit and the ground its yield, and the skies 1 will rain down dew. Then I will allow the remnant of my people to possess all these things.