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Jeremiah 13:10
These evil people, who refuse to listen to Me, who walk in the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who have followed other gods to serve and worship-- they will be like this underwear, of no use whatsoever.
Jeremiah 24:1-8
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After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had deported Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, the officials of Judah, and the craftsmen and metalsmiths from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon, the LORD showed me two baskets of figs placed before the temple of the LORD.
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One basket [contained] very good figs, like early figs, but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible.
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The LORD said to me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I said, "Figs! The good figs are very good, but the bad figs are extremely bad, so bad they are inedible."
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The word of the LORD came to me:
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"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Like these good figs, so I regard as good the exiles from Judah I sent away from this place to the land of the Chaldeans.
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I will keep My eyes on them for their good and will return them to this land. I will build them up and not demolish them; I will plant them and not uproot them.
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I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, and I will be their God because they will return to Me with all their heart.
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"But as for the bad figs, so bad they are inedible, this is what the LORD says: in this way I will deal with Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem-- those remaining in this land and those living in the land of Egypt.
Isaiah 64:6
All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.
Ezekiel 15:3-5
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Can wood be taken from it to make something useful? Or can anyone make a peg from it to hang things on?
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In fact, it is put into the fire as fuel. The fire devours both of its ends, and the middle is charred. Can it be useful for anything?
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Even when it was whole it could not be made into a useful object. How much less can it ever be made into anything useful when the fire has devoured it and it is charred!
Zechariah 3:3
Now Joshua was dressed with filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel.
Zechariah 3:4
So He spoke to those standing before Him, "Take off his filthy clothes!" Then He said to him, "See, I have removed your guilt from you, and I will clothe you with splendid robes."
Luke 14:34
"Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?
Luke 14:35
It isn't fit for the soil or for the manure pile; they throw it out. Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!"
Romans 3:12
All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one.
Philemon 1:11
Once he was useless to you, but now he is useful to both you and me.