For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me,
says the Lord GOD.
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Augustine of Hippo
For it is by similitude, and not by any personal propriety, that he is thus called a vine. For when he says, “I am the true vine,” it is to distinguish himself, doubtless, from that vine to which the words are addressed: “How are you turned into sourness, as a strange vine?” For how could that be a true vine that was expected to bring forth grapes and brought forth thorns?