11 Its branches were strong, like royal scepters;
but one branch grew up into the clouds,
towering high above everything else.
It was easily seen because of its great height,
noticeable for its many branches.
12 But the vine was uprooted in rage
and thrown to the ground!
The hot east wind blew, and soon all the fruits shriveled up;
the strongest branch broke, and the leaves withered;
fire consumed it.
13 Now the remains of it are planted in the wilderness—
in a dry and thirsty land.