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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 24\\

This chapter contains a vision of two baskets of figs, representing the
Jews both in captivity, and at Jerusalem. The vision is declared,
\\#Jer 24:1-3\\; where both time and place are pointed at, in which the
vision was seen, and the nature of the figs described, and what passed
between the Lord and the prophet concerning them. The explication of
the vision begins, \\#Jer 24:4\\; and continues to the end of the
chapter. The good figs were an emblem of the good people that were
carried captive with Jeconiah into Babylon, which the Lord says was for
their good; and he promises to own them, and set his eyes upon them for
good, and that they should return to their own land, and have a heart
to know him as their God, and return unto him, \\#Jer 24:5-7\\; the bad
figs signify the people that were with Zedekiah at Jerusalem, and those
that were in Egypt, who are threatened to be carried captive into all
lands, and there live under the greatest reproach and disgrace; or be
destroyed in their own land by the sword, famine, or pestilence,
\\#Jer 24:8-10\\.