1 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 showed me, and look, there were two baskets of figs put before the Hĕyḵal of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, after Neḇuḵaḏnetstsar sovereign of Baḇel had exiled Yeḵonyahu son of Yahoyaqim, sovereign of Yahuḏah, and the heads of Yahuḏah with the craftsmen and smiths, from Yerushalayim, and had brought them to Baḇel.

2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe. And the other basket had very spoilt figs which could not be eaten, they were so spoilt.”

3 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to me, “What do you see, Yirmeyahu?” And I said, “Figs, the good figs, very good. And the spoilt, very spoilt, which could not be eaten, they are so spoilt.”

4 Again the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to me, saying,

5 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Like these good figs, so do I acknowledge the exiles of Yahuḏah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Kasdites.

6 ‘And I shall lay My eyes on them for good, and shall bring them back to this land. And I shall build them and not pull them down, and shall plant them and not pluck them up.

7 ‘And I shall give them a heart to know Me, that I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And they shall be My people and I shall be their Elohim, for they shall turn back to Me with all their heart.

8 ‘And as the spoilt figs that could not be eaten because they are so spoilt,’ for thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘so do I give up Tsiḏqiyahu, the sovereign of Yahuḏah, his heads, the rest of Yerushalayim who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Mitsrayim.

9 ‘And I shall make them a horror to all the reigns of the earth, for evil, to be a reproach and a byword, a mockery and a curse, in all the places to which I drive them.

10 ‘And I shall send the sword, the scarcity of food, and the pestilence among them, till they are consumed from the land that I gave to them and their fathers.’ ”