Jeremiah 24

MLV(i) 1 Jehovah showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of Jehovah, after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah and the rulers of Judah, with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon.
2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten they were so bad.
3 Then Jehovah said to me, What do you see, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs. The good figs, very good and the bad, very bad, that cannot be eaten they are so bad.
4 And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, 5 Jehovah says thus, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so I will regard the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.
6 For I will set my eyes upon them for good and I will bring them again to this land. And I will build them and not pull them down and I will plant them and not pluck them up. 7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah. And they will be my people and I will be their God, for they will return to me with their whole heart.
8 And as the bad figs, which cannot be eaten they are so bad, surely Jehovah says thus: So will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah and his rulers and the residue of Jerusalem, who remain in this land and those who dwell in the land of Egypt.
9 I will even give them up to be tossed to and fro among all the kingdoms of the earth for evil, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I will drive them. 10 And I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence, among them, till they are consumed from the land that I gave to them and to their fathers.