1 Yahweh gave me a vision: set out in front of the Temple of Yahweh were two baskets of figs. This was after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had led Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, away into exile from Jerusalem, with the chief men of Judah, the blacksmiths and metalworkers, and had taken them to Babylon.
Jer 29:2 2Chr 36:10 2Kgs 24:12-16 1Sam 13:19-20 Amos 3:7 Amos 7:1 Amos 7:4
2 One basket contained excellent figs, like those that ripen first; the other contained very bad figs, so bad they were uneatable.
Isa 5:4 Isa 5:7 Mic 7:1 Ezek 15:2-5 Hos 9:10 Jer 24:5-10 Jer 29:17
3 Yahweh said to me, 'What do you see, Jeremiah?' 'Figs,' I answered, 'the good ones excellent, the bad ones very bad, so bad as to be uneatable.'
Amos 8:2 Jer 1:11-14 Matt 25:32-33 Zech 4:2 1Sam 9:9 Amos 7:8 Zech 5:5-11
4 Then the word of Yahweh was addressed to me,
5 'Yahweh, the God of Israel, says this, "As these figs are good, so I mean to concern myself with the welfare of the exiles of Judah whom I have sent from this place to the country of the Chaldaeans.
Nah 1:7 Zech 13:9 1Cor 8:3 2Tim 2:19 Deut 8:16 Gal 4:9 Heb 12:5-10
6 My eyes will watch over them for their good, to bring them back to this country, to build them up and not to break them down, to plant them and not to uproot them.
Jer 42:10 Jer 29:10 Jer 12:15 Jer 33:7 Jer 32:41 Jer 1:10 Jer 32:37
7 I shall give them a heart to acknowledge that I am Yahweh. They will be my people and I shall be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
Heb 8:10 Jer 30:22 1Sam 7:3 Deut 30:2-6 Ezek 37:23 Zech 8:8 1Kgs 8:46-50
8 As for the bad figs, the figs so bad as to be uneatable-yes, Yahweh says this -- that is how I shall treat Zedekiah king of Judah, his chief men and what is left of Jerusalem, those who remain in this country and those living in Egypt.
Jer 24:2 Jer 43:1 Ezek 12:12-16 Ezek 17:11-21 Jer 21:10 Jer 24:5 Jer 29:16-18
9 I shall make them an object of horror, a disaster, to all the kingdoms of the earth, a thing of shame, a byword, a laughing-stock, a curse, wherever I shall drive them.
Deut 28:37 Jer 15:4 Jer 29:18 1Kgs 9:7 Jer 34:17 2Chr 7:20 Deut 28:25
10 Sword, famine and plague I shall send against them until they have vanished from the soil I gave to them and to their ancestors." '
Isa 51:19 Ezek 5:12-17 Ezek 6:12-14 Ezek 7:15 Ezek 14:12-21 Ezek 33:27 Jer 5:12