Jeremiah 24 ©
Under the type of good and bad figs the prophet foresheweth the restoration of them that were in captivity, and the desolation of Zedekiah and the residue of Jerusalem.
THE aLORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that bNebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, cwith the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
¶Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, gso will I acknowledge 2them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans hfor their good.
And kI will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and lthey shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their mwhole heart.
¶And as the evil nfigs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give oZedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that pdwell in the land of Egypt:
And I will deliver them 3to qbe removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and ra proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.