Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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:
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.
for thus says the Lord concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who did
not go with you into exile—
For I have
set My face against this city for harm and not for good,” declares the Lord. “It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon and he will burn it with fire.”’
Therefore thus says the Lord, “Behold, I am about to
give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will take it.
“Therefore thus says the Lord, ‘You have not obeyed Me in proclaiming
release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor. Behold, I am proclaiming a release to you,’ declares the Lord, ‘to the sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
even if you had defeated the entire army of Chaldeans who were fighting against you, and there were only wounded men left among them, each man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.’”
But if you will
not go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then this city will be given over to the hand of the Chaldeans; and they will burn it with fire, and you yourself will not escape from their hand.’”
in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was
evil in the sight of the Lord like all that Jehoiakim had done.
prince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. They will dig a hole through the wall to bring it out. He will cover his face so that he can not see the land with his eyes.
Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
and behold, seven cows,
fat and sleek came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass.
cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the Lord.”’”
Can wood be taken from it to make
anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?