8 O cEphraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.1
I am like an evergreen cypress;
dfrom me comes your fruit.
5 I am the vine; ayou are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bbears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me che is thrown away like a branch and withers; dand the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.