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Jeremiah 24

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1The army of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon captured Jehoiachin, the king of Judah, and his officials, and all his skilled workers DOU and took them to Babylon. After that happened, Yahweh gave me a vision. In the vision I saw two baskets of figs that had been placed in front of the temple.
2One basket was full of good figs, like the kind that ripen first. The other basket was filled with figs that were bad/rotten, with the result that they could not be eaten.
3Then Yahweh said to me, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” I replied, “ I see some figs. Some are very good ones, but some are very bad, with the result that no one would eat them.”
4Then Yahweh me gave me this message:
5“This is what I, Yahweh, the God whom the Israeli people say that they worship, say: ‘The good figs represent SIM the people of Judah whom I exiled to Babylonia.
6I SYN will ◄watch over/take care of► them well, and some day I will bring them back here to Judah. I will establish them and cause them to be strong. I will cause them to be prosperous MET, and I will not exile them again.
7I will enable them to desire to know IDM that I am Yahweh. They will be my people, and I will be their God, because they will return to me sincerely.’
8But I, Yahweh, also say, ‘The bad figs represent SIM Zedekiah, the king of Judah, and his officials, and all the other people who remain in Jerusalem, and those who have gone to Egypt. I will do to them like people do to rotten figs.
9I will get rid of them, with the result that people in every nation on the earth will be horrified, and will hate them because they are evil people. Wherever I scatter them, people will make fun of them, and say that they are disgraced, and ridicule them, and curse them.
10And I will cause them to experience wars and famines and diseases, until they have disappeared from this land which I gave to them and to their ancestors.’”