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(Isa 3:1-3)  For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away [Heb: to turn off: call back, pluck away, withdraw] [i.e., rapture] from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay [Heb: mishan; support; fig. sustenance] and the staff [Heb: mishenah; support; fig. sustenance; a walking stick], the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer [Heb: fabricator: carpenter, craftsman, engraver, mason, smith], and the eloquent orator.


(Isa 3:4-7)  And I will give children to be their princes, and babes [Heb: caprice, vexation: a tyrant: delusion] shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed [Heb: taxed, harassed, distressed: raiser of taxes, taskmaster], every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.


(Isa 3:8,9)  For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them [“Their respecting of persons and showing of partiality witnesses against them” Amplif.]; and they declare [Heb: stand boldly, announce: profess] their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.


(Isa 3:10-12)  Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.



The Full Life Study Bible: The historical background for the parable of the two baskets of figs is the beginning of Zedekiah’s reign. Nebuchadnezzar had just deported Jehoiachin and many other Israelites to Babylon (597 B.C.). Zedekiah and those who remained behind had been spared the judgment of God; thus they believed Jeremiah’s prophecies of total destruction were misguided. Jeremiah warned that those left in Jerusalem would experience a far more devastating judgment than those who had already gone into exile in Babylon.


(Jer 24:1-3)  The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [Heb: confusion] 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. 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. 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.

  1. The Full Life Study Bible: “two baskets of figs” = The first basket of figs (i.e., the exiles of 587 B.C.) was considered to contain good figs, good in that God would purify them through the suffering of the exile. After their exile they would be brought back into the land and would turn from idolatry to God with all their hearts. God would use them to accomplish His redemptive purpose in the world. The second basket of figs had bad figs and represented King Zedekiah and those who remained in Jerusalem after that recent deportation. They would continue to oppose Jeremiah and his message and thus experience the incredible horrors of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., bringing great disgrace.  
  2. Commentary: the good figs represent God’s chosen people who have been imputed for righteousness (i.e., born again) but are not yet glorified and need to continue the process of their redemption unto completion. The process of our redemption is depicted in the Tabernacle of God as justification (the brasen altar), sanctification (the brasen laver), glorification (the ark of the covenant).



(Jer 24:4-7)  Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge [Heb: scrutinize, care for, look intently at: regard, respect] 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. 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. 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.



(Jer 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: 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. 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.

  1. pestilence = Heb: (in the sense of destroying): plague /// fig. (of words) to speak: answer, command, commune, declare, destroy, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter.







(Rev 6:1-8)  And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts [Gk: a live thing, an animal] saying, Come and see [a present tense command]. And I saw, and behold a white horse [“the pestilence,” i.e., “strong delusion” 2 Thes 2:11]: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see [a present tense command]. And there went out another horse that was red [“the sword”]: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see [a present tense command]. And I beheld, and lo a black horse [“the famine”]; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see [a present tense command]. And I looked, and behold a pale horse [Death]: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts [Gk: a dangerous animal: (venomous, wild) beast] of the earth.