Monday, 19 July 2010

Naughty figs

I like reading the King James Version of the Bible, but don't find it particularly more edifying, just more interesting from a linguistic perspective.

Take this verse from Jeremiah 24 for example:

2One 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.

3Then 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.

Tsk tsk, naughty figs!

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