0 SAB Jeremiah 24

Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts. 6:19

Trivia: Who broke Jeremiah's wooden yoke?



Two baskets of figs

1The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.

God showed Jeremiah two baskets of figs.

2One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

One basket had good figs.

The other basket had very naughty figs, that were so bad that they couldn't be eaten. [1]

3Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.

God said,

What do you see, Jeremiah?

Jeremiah said,

Figs. Good figs, very good figs, evil, and very evil figs that are so evil they can't be eaten.

4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.

The word of God came to Jeremiah and said,

The good figs are the people that I sent to Babylon as captives.

6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.

I'll be good to them.

7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

They'll be my people, and I'll be their God.

8 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:

The bad figs are King Zedekiah and the people who remain in Jerusalem.

9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.

I'll deliver them to all the kingdoms of the earth,

so they can hurt, taunt, and curse them wherever they go.

10And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.

I'll kill them all with war, famine, and disease.


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