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.
Cross ReferencesIsaiah 5:4
What more could have been done for My vineyard that I did not already do in it? Why, when I waited for it to yield good grapes, did it bring forth sour fruit?
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 injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "I will send against them sword, famine, and plague, and I will make them like rotten figs, so bad that they cannot be eaten.
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.
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.
All your fortresses are fig trees with the first ripe figs; when shaken, they fall into the mouth of the eater!
Chapter Outline1. Under the type of good and bad figs,
4. he foreshows the restoration of those who were in captivity;
8. and the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest.
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they were so bad.
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