Jeremiah 24:1-10, NLT
Good and Bad Figs
1After King Nebuchadnezzar*24:1a Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar. of Babylon exiled Jehoiachin*24:1b Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant spelling of Jehoiachin. son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, to Babylon along with the officials of Judah and all the craftsmen and artisans, the Lord gave me this vision. I saw two baskets of figs placed in front of the Lord’s Temple in Jerusalem.
3Then the Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”
I replied, “Figs, some very good and some very bad, too rotten to eat.”
4Then the Lord gave me this message:
8“But the bad figs,” the Lord said, “represent King Zedekiah of Judah, his officials, all the people left in Jerusalem, and those who live in Egypt. I will treat them like bad figs, too rotten to eat.