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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Jeremiah 24:1-10

24  Jehovah showed me something: there were two baskets of figs standing before Jehovah’s temple, after King Nebucadressar of Babylon had deported Jeconiah the son of Jehojakim, the king of Judah, and the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon 2  —the one basket very good figs like the firstfruit figs, and the one basket very bad figs, uneatably bad. 3  And Jehovah said to me “What do you see, Jeremiah?” and I said “Figs: the good figs very good and the bad figs very bad, uneatably bad.” 4  And Jehovah’s word came to me 5  “Says Israel’s God Jehovah, Like these good figs, so I will note the deportees from Jerusalem, whom I let go from this place to Chaldea, for good, 6  and will fix my eyes on them for good and bring them back to this city and build them up and not tear them down, and plant them and not uproot them. 7  And I will give them a heart to know me as Jehovah, and will have them for my people and they shall have me for their God, because they shall turn back to me with all their hearts. 8  “And like the uneatably bad figs, says Jehovah, so I will make King Sidkijah of Judah and his generals and the remnant of Jerusalem, those that are left in this country and those that are living in Egypt, 9  victims to all kingdoms on earth; a taunt, a byword, a jeer, a curse, in all the places to which I banish them. 10*  And I will let loose upon them warfare, starvation, and epidemics till they are gone off the soil I gave them.”


24:10 Var. gave to them and to their fathers