And ye shall know that I am HaShem, when I have wrought with you for My name's sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the L-rd GOD.'
And the word of HaShem came unto me, saying:
'Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and preach toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;
and say to the forest of the South: Hear the word of HaShem: Thus saith the L-rd GOD: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree, it shall not be quenched, even a flaming flame; and all faces from the south to the north shall be seared thereby.
And all flesh shall see that I HaShem have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.'
Then said I: 'Ah L-rd GOD! they say of me: Is he not a maker of parables?'