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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Jeremiah 24:1-10

24  And Jehovah showed me, and, look! two baskets of figs set before the temple of Jehovah, after Neb·u·chad·rez′zar the king of Babylon had carried into exile Jec·o·ni′ah*+ the son of Je·hoi′a·kim,+ the king of Judah, and the princes of Judah and the craftsmen+ and the builders of bulwarks, from Jerusalem that he might bring them to Babylon.+  As for the one basket, the figs were very good, like early figs;+ and as for the other basket, the figs were very bad, so that they could not be eaten for badness.  And Jehovah proceeded to say to me: “What are you seeing, Jeremiah?” So I said: “Figs, the good figs being very good, and the bad ones being very bad, so that they cannot be eaten for badness.”+  Then the word of Jehovah occurred to me, saying:  “This is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said, ‘Like these good figs, so I shall regard the exiles of Judah, whom I will send away from this place to the land of the Chal·de′ans,+ in a good way.+  And I will set my eye upon them in a good way,+ and I shall certainly cause them to return to this land.+ And I will build them up, and I shall not tear down; and I will plant them, and I shall not uproot.+  And I will give them a heart to know me,+ that I am Jehovah; and they must become my people,+ and I myself shall become their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.+  “‘And like the bad figs that cannot be eaten for badness,+ this in fact is what Jehovah has said: “So I shall give Zed·e·ki′ah+ the king of Judah and his princes and the remnant of Jerusalem who are remaining over in this land+ and those who are dwelling in the land of Egypt+  I will also give them over for quaking, for calamity, in all the kingdoms of the earth,+ for reproach and for a proverbial saying, for a taunt+ and for a malediction,+ in all the places to which I shall disperse them.+ 10  And I will send against them the sword,+ the famine+ and the pestilence,+ until they come to their finish off the ground that I gave to them and to their forefathers.”’”+


“Jeconiah.” Heb., Yekhon·ya′hu, meaning “Jehovah Firmly Establishes”; abbreviated to “Coniah” in 22:24, 28 and 37:1; same as “Jehoiachin” in 2Ki 24:8.