Jeremiah 24:2
New International Version
One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early; the other basket had very bad figs, so bad they could not be eaten.

New Living Translation
One basket was filled with fresh, ripe figs, while the other was filled with bad figs that were too rotten to eat.

English Standard Version
One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs, but the other basket had very bad figs, so bad that they could not be eaten.

Berean Study Bible
One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early, but the other basket contained very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

New American Standard Bible
One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs, and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten due to rottenness.

NASB 1995
One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs, and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten due to rottenness.

NASB 1977
One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten due to rottenness.

Amplified Bible
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are the first to ripen; but the other basket had very bad figs, so rotten that they could not be eaten.

Christian Standard Bible
One basket contained very good figs, like early figs, but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One basket contained very good figs, like early figs, but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible.

American Standard Version
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One reed basket of figs that are very good, as first fruit figs, and another reed basket of figs that are very bad that are not eaten, because of their badness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The one basket was full of very good figs, as the early figs; and the other basket was full of very bad figs, which could not be eaten, for their badness.

Contemporary English Version
One basket was full of very good figs that ripened early, and the other was full of rotten figs that were not fit to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One basket had very good figs, like the figs of the first season: and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, because they were bad.

English Revised Version
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Good News Translation
The first basket contained good figs, those that ripen early; the other one contained bad figs, too bad to eat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One basket had very good figs, like figs that ripen first. The other basket had very bad figs. These figs were so bad that they couldn't be eaten.

International Standard Version
One basket contained very good figs like the first figs that ripen on the tree. The other basket contained very bad figs that were too bad to be eaten.

JPS Tanakh 1917
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Literal Standard Version
In one basket [are] very good figs, like the first-ripe figs, and in the other basket [are] very bad figs that are not eaten because of badness.

NET Bible
One basket had very good-looking figs in it. They looked like those that had ripened early. The other basket had very bad-looking figs in it, so bad they could not be eaten.

New Heart English Bible
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

World English Bible
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Young's Literal Translation
In the one basket are figs very good, like the first-ripe figs, and in the other basket are figs very bad, that are not eaten for badness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Good and Bad Figs
1After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, as well as the officials of Judah and the craftsmen and metalsmiths from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon, the LORD showed me two baskets of figs placed in front of the temple of the LORD. 2One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early, but the other basket contained very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten. 3“Jeremiah,” the LORD asked, “what do you see?” “Figs!” I replied. “The good figs are very good, but the bad figs are very bad, so bad they cannot be eaten.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 5:4
What more could I have done for My vineyard than I already did for it? Why, when I expected sweet grapes, did it bring forth sour fruit?

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of His delight. He looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.

Jeremiah 29:17
this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "I will send against them sword and famine and plague, and I will make them like rotten figs, so bad they cannot be eaten.

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the firstfruits of the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal-peor, and consecrated themselves to Shame; so they became as detestable as the thing they loved.

Micah 7:1
Woe is me! For I am like one gathering summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster to eat, no early fig that I crave.

Nahum 3:12
All your fortresses are fig trees with the first ripe figs; when shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater!


Treasury of Scripture

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.

One basket.

Jeremiah 24:5-7
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…

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.

Micah 7:1
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.

first ripe.

Isaiah 28:4
And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

naughty.

Jeremiah 24:8-10
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: …

Isaiah 5:4,7
What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? …

Ezekiel 15:2-5
Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? …

they were so bad.









(2) Like the figs that are first ripe.--Figs were usually gathered in August. The "first ripe," the "summer fruits" of Micah 7:1, the "hasty fruit before the summer" (Isaiah 28:4; Hosea 9:10) were looked upon as a choice delicacy. The "naughty" (i.e., worthless) fruits were those that had been left behind on the tree, bruised and decayed. The word was not confined in the 16th century to the language of the nursery, and was applied freely to things as well as persons. So North's translation of Plutarch speaks of men "fighting on naughty ground."

"So shines a good deed in a naughty world."

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, v. 1.

Verse 2. - Like the figs that are first ripe. The early spring fig was considered a special delicacy (comp. Isaiah 27:4; Hosea 9:10); "ficus praecox," Pliny calls it ('Hist. Nat.,' 15:19, quoted by Trench). Tristram suggests that the "bad figs" were those of a sycamore tree.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
One
אֶחָ֗ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

basket
הַדּ֣וּד (had·dūḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1731: A pot, a basket

[had] very
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

good
טֹב֣וֹת (ṭō·ḇō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

figs,
תְּאֵנִים֙ (tə·’ê·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

like those that ripen early,
כִּתְאֵנֵ֖י (kiṯ·’ê·nê)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

but the other
אֶחָ֗ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

basket
וְהַדּ֣וּד (wə·had·dūḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1731: A pot, a basket

contained very
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

poor
רָע֣וֹת (rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

figs,
תְּאֵנִים֙ (tə·’ê·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

so bad
מֵרֹֽעַ׃ (mê·rō·a‘)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7455: Badness, evil

they could not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

be eaten.
תֵֽאָכַ֖לְנָה (ṯê·’ā·ḵal·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 398: To eat


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