If you look at a vineyard, the branches stretch out and entwine with each other like a line of solidarity, like soldiers, row after row. "She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river." The Israelitish empire extended from the river Euphrates on the East to the Mediterranean Sea on the West, and from the same Euphrates on the North of the Promised Land to its farthest extent on the South...And this was according to the promises which God had made to the fathers." (Adam Clarke) But then comes a different picture...
It is time for the Calvary to arrive,
"O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech Thee;
Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
Even the shoot which Thy right hand has planted,
And on the Son whom Thou hast strengthened for Thyself...
Let Thy hand be upon the Man of Thy right hand,
Upon the Son of man whom
Thou didst make strong for Thyself."
This is the first time that the name "Son of man" is used.
The last picture is a selfie...
"Then WE shall not turn back from Thee;
Revive US, and WE will call upon Thy name.
O Lord God of hosts, restore US;
Cause Thy face to shine upon US,
and WE will be saved.
May the Lord help our nation
from what we have brought upon ourselves.