1 Ostendit mihi Dominus, et ecce duo calathi pleni ficis positi ante templum Domini, postquam transtulit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis Iechoniam filium Ioachim regem Iudae et principes eius et fabrum et inclusorem de Ierusalem et adduxit eos in Babylonem.
2 Calathus unus ficus bonas habebat nimis, ut solent ficus esse primi temporis; et calathus unus ficus habebat malas nimis, quae comedi non poterant, eo quod essent malae.
3 Et dixit Dominus ad me: "Quid tu vides, Ieremia?". Et dixi: "Ficus, ficus bonas, bonas valde, et malas, malas valde, quae comedi non possunt, eo quod sint malae".
4 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
5 "Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Sicut ficus hae bonae, sic cognoscam transmigrationem Iudae, quam emisi de loco isto in terram Chaldaeorum, in bonum.
6 Et ponam oculos meos super eos ad placandum et reducam eos in terram hanc et aedificabo eos et non destruam et plantabo eos et non evellam.
7 Et dabo eis cor, ut sciant me quia ego sum Dominus; et erunt mihi in populum, et ego ero eis in Deum, quia revertentur ad me in toto corde suo.
8 Et sicut ficus pessimae, quae comedi non possunt, eo quod sint malae, haec dicit Dominus, sic dabo Sedeciam regem Iudae et principes eius et reliquos de Ierusalem, qui remanserunt in terra hac et qui habitant in terra Aegypti.
9 Et dabo eos in vexationem afflictionemque omnibus regnis terrae, in opprobrium et in proverbium et in derisum et in maledictionem in universis locis, ad quae eieci eos.
10 Et mittam in eis gladium et famem et pestem, donec consumantur de terra, quam dedi eis et patribus eorum".
King James Version
1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
4 ¶ Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.
6 For I will set mine 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 an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
8 ¶ And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.
10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.