Under the type of good and bad figs,
Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD shewed mee, and behold, two baskets of figges were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchad-rezzar king of Babylon had caried away captiue Ieconiah the sonne of Iehoiakim king of Iudah, and the princes of Iudah, with the carpenters and smiths from Ierusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. Jeremiah 24:2 One basket [had] very good figges, [euen] like the figges that are first ripe: and the other basket [had] very naughty figges, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Jeremiah 24:3 Then said the LORD vnto me; What seest thou Ieremiah? and I said: Figges: the good figges, very good and the euill, very euill, that cannot be eaten, they are so euill.
he foresheweth the restoration of them that were in captivity,
Jeremiah 24:4 Againe, the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Jeremiah 24:5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Like these good figges, so will I acknowledge them that are caried away captiue of Iudah, whom I haue sent out of this place into the land of the Caldeans for their good. Jeremiah 24:6 For I will set mine eyes vpon them for good, and I will bring them againe to this land, and I will build them, and not pull [them] downe, and I will plant them, and not plucke [them] vp. Jeremiah 24:7 And I will giue 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 returne vnto me with their whole heart.
and the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest.
Jeremiah 24:8 And as the euill figges which cannot be eaten, they are so euill; (Surely thus saith the LORD) so will I giue Zedekiah the king of Iudah, and his princes, and the residue of Ierusalem, that remaine in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt. Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliuer them to be remoued into all the kingdomes of the earth for [their] hurt, to be a reproch and a prouerbe, a taunt and a curse in all places whither I shall driue them. Jeremiah 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence among them, till they be consumed from off the land, that I gaue vnto them, and to their fathers.