Jeremiah 24

CHAPTER 24

Two Baskets of Figs

[2showed 3to me 1The  lord] two reed baskets of figs, being situated in front of the temple of the  lord, after [4resettled 1Nebuchadnezzar 2king 3of Babylon] Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the rulers, and the craftsmen, and the bondmen, from out of Jerusalem, and led them into Babylon. The [2reed basket 1one] was of [3figs 2better 1exceedingly] as the [2figs 1early]; and the [2reed basket 1other] was of [3figs 2bad 1exceedingly] which shall not be eaten because of their badness. And the  lord said to me, What do you see, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs, the [2figs 1better 4better 3are exceedingly], and the bad ones [2bad 1exceedingly] which cannot be eaten because of their badness. And came to pass the word of the  lord to me saying, Thus says the  lord God of Israel, As [2figs 1these better], so shall I recognize the Jews being resettled whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for good. And I shall firmly fix my eyes upon them for good, and I shall restore them into this land. And I will rebuild them, and in no way demolish; and I will plant them, and in no way will I pluck them up. And I will give them a heart for them to know me, that I am the  lord. And they will be to me for a people, and I will be to them for God. For they shall turn towards me with [2entire 3heart 1their]. And as the [2figs 1bad] which shall not be eaten because of their badness, thus says the  lord, So will I deliver up Zedekiah king of Judah, and his great men, and the rest of Jerusalem being left behind in this land, and the ones dwelling in Egypt. And I will appoint them for being dispersed into all the kingdoms of the earth, and they will be for scorning, and for a parable, and for hatred, and for a curse in every place where I shall push them there. 10 And I will send against them the famine, and the plague, and the sword, until whenever they should fail from the land which I gave to them, and to their fathers.
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