Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Jeremiah 24

Under the type of good and bad figs,

Jeremiah 24:1 Yahweh shewed, me, and lo! two baskets of figs, which had been set before the temple of Yahweh,—after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive, Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, and the carpenters and the smiths, out of Jerusalem, and had brought them into Babylon:— Jeremiah 24:2 the one basket, was of very good figs, like the first-ripe, figs; and, the other basket, was of very bad figs, which could not be eaten, for badness. Jeremiah 24:3 Then said Yahweh unto me,—What canst thou, see, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs: the good figs, very, good; and, the bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, for badness.

he foresheweth the restoration of them that were in captivity,

Jeremiah 24:4 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Jeremiah 24:5 Thus, saith Yahweh God of Israel, Like these, good, figs, so, will I regard them of Judah who are carried into captivity, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good. Jeremiah 24:6 Therefore will I set mine eye upon them, for good, and will bring them back upon this land,—and will build them up, and not pull them down, and will plant them, and not root them up; Jeremiah 24:7 and will give them a heart, to know, me, that, I, am Yahweh, So shall they become my, people, And, I, will become their, God; for they will return unto me with all their heart.

and the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest.

Jeremiah 24:8 And, like the bad figs, which cannot be eaten, for badness, Surely, thus, saith Yahweh—so, will I deliver up Zedekiah king of Judah, and his princes, and the remnant of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them who are dwelling in the land of Egypt; Jeremiah 24:9 yea I will deliver them up, as a terror of calamity, to all the kingdoms of the earth,—as a reproach, and as a byword, as a mockery and as a contempt, in every place whither I will drive them; Jeremiah 24:10 and I will send among them, sword, famine and pestilence,—until they are consumed from off the soil, which I gave to them, and to their fathers.

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