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Bible in one year


October 30


Jeremiah 45:1-5
1. In the fourth year that Jehoiakim son of Josiah was king of Judah, Jeremiah the prophet spoke these things to Baruch son of Neriah. Baruch wrote them on a scroll. This is what Jeremiah said to Baruch:
2. "This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you:
3. 'Baruch, you have said: It is very bad for me. The Lord has given me sorrow along with my pain. I am very tired. I am worn out because of my suffering. I cannot find rest.'
4. Jeremiah, tell Baruch this is what the Lord says: 'I will tear down what I have built, and I will pull up what I have planted. I will do that everywhere in Judah.
5. Baruch, you are looking for great things for yourself. Don't look for them, because I will make terrible things happen to all the people.' This is what the Lord said. 'You will have to go many places. But I will let you escape alive wherever you go.'"

Jeremiah 46:1-28
1. These messages about different nations came to Jeremiah the prophet.
2. This message is about the nation of Egypt. It is about the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt. His army was defeated at the town of Carchemish. Carchemish is on the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon defeated the army of Pharaoh Neco at Carchemish in the fourth year that Jehoiakim son of Josiah was king of Judah. This is the Lord's message to Egypt:
3. "Get your large and small shields ready. March out for battle.
4. Get the horses ready. Soldiers, get on your horses. Go to your places for battle. Put your helmets on. Sharpen your spears. Put your armor on.
5. What do I see? That army is afraid. The soldiers are running away. Their brave soldiers are defeated. They run away in a hurry. They don't look back. There is danger all around." This is what the Lord said.
6. "Fast men cannot run away. Strong soldiers cannot escape. They will all stumble and fall. This will happen in the north, by the Euphrates River.
7. Who is coming like the Nile River? Who is coming like that strong, fast river?
8. It is Egypt that comes like the rising Nile River. It is Egypt that comes like that strong, fast river. Egypt says, 'I will come and cover the earth. I will destroy the cities and the people in them.'
9. Horse soldiers, charge into battle. Chariot drivers, drive fast. March on, brave soldiers. Soldiers from Cush and Put, carry your shields. Soldiers from Lydia, use your bows.
10. "But on that day, the Lord God All-Powerful will win. Then he will give the punishment they deserve. The Lord's enemies will get the punishment they should have. The sword will kill until it is finished. The sword will kill until it satisfies its thirst for blood. That's because there is a sacrifice for the Lord God All-Powerful. That sacrifice is {Egypt's army} in the land of the north by the Euphrates River.
11. "Egypt, go to Gilead and get some medicine. You will make up many medicines, but they will not help. You will not be healed.
12. The nations will hear you crying. Your cries will be heard all over the earth. One 'brave soldier' will run into another 'brave soldier.' And both 'brave soldiers' will fall down together."
13. This is the message the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about Nebuchadnezzar coming to attack Egypt.
14. "Announce this message in Egypt. Tell it in the city of Migdol. Tell it in Memphis and Tahpanhes. 'Get ready for war, because people all around you are being killed with swords.'
15. Egypt, your strong soldiers will be killed. They will not be able to stand because the Lord will push them down.
16. They will stumble again and again. They will fall over each other. They will say, 'Get up, let's go back to our own people. Let us go back to our homeland. Our enemy is defeating us. We must get away.'
17. In their homelands, those soldiers will say, 'Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, is only a lot of noise. His time of glory is over.'"
18. This message is from the King. The King is the Lord All-Powerful. "I promise, as surely as I live, a powerful leader will come. He will be like Mount Tabor or Mount Carmel among smaller mountains.
19. People of Egypt, pack your things. Get ready for captivity, because Memphis will be a ruined, empty land. Those cities will be destroyed, and no one will live there.
20. "Egypt is like a beautiful cow. But a horsefly is coming from the north to bother her.
21. The hired soldiers in Egypt's army are like fat calves. They will all turn and run away. They will not stand strong against the attack. Their time of destruction is coming. They will soon be punished.
22. Egypt is like a snake hissing and trying to escape. The enemy comes closer and closer, and the Egyptian army is trying to slither away. The enemy will attack Egypt with axes, like men cutting down trees."
23. This is what the Lord says: "They will chop down Egypt's forest. There are many trees in that forest, but they will all be cut down. There are more enemy soldiers than locusts. There are so many soldiers that no one can count them.
24. Egypt will be ashamed. The enemy from the north will defeat her."
25. The Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, says, "Very soon I will punish Amon, the god of Thebes, and I will punish Pharaoh, Egypt, and her gods. I will punish the kings of Egypt, and I will punish the people who depend on Pharaoh.
26. I will let all of them be defeated by their enemies—their enemies want to kill them. I will give the people to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his servants. "Long ago, Egypt lived in peace. And after all these times of trouble, Egypt will live in peace again." This is what the Lord said.
27. "Jacob, my servant, do not be afraid. Do not be frightened, Israel. I will save you from those faraway places. I will save your children from the countries where they are captives. Jacob will have peace and safety again, and no one will make him afraid."
28. This is what the Lord says: "Jacob, my servant, do not be afraid. I am with you. I sent you away to many different places. But I will not destroy you completely. But I will destroy all those nations. You must be punished for the bad things you did. So I will not let you escape your punishment. I will discipline you, but I will be fair."

Psalms 119:105-112
105. Nun Your word is like a lamp that guides my steps, a light that shows the path I should take.
106. Your laws are good and fair. I have promised to obey them, and I will keep my promise.
107. Lord, I have suffered for a long time. Say the word, and I will live again!
108. Lord, accept the praise I want to give you, and teach me your laws.
109. My life is always in danger, but I have not forgotten your teachings.
110. The wicked try to trap me, but I have not disobeyed your instructions.
111. The rules you have given me to follow will be mine forever. They give me great joy.
112. More than anything, I want to obey your laws always, until the end of my life.

Proverbs 28:4-4
4. Those who refuse to obey the law promote evil. Those who obey the law oppose evil.

2 Timothy 3:1-17
1. Remember this: There are some terrible times coming in the last days.
2. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God.
3. They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.
4. People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure.
5. They will go on pretending to be devoted to God, but they will refuse to let that "devotion" change the way they live. Stay away from these people!
6. Some of them go into homes and get control over weak women, whose lives are full of sin—women who are led into sin by all the things they want.
7. These women always want to learn something new, but they are never able to fully understand the truth.
8. Just as Jannes and Jambres, fought against Moses, these people fight against the truth. Their thinking has been confused. The faith they have and teach is worthless.
9. But they will not succeed in what they are trying to do. Everyone will see how foolish they are. That is what happened to Jannes and Jambres.
10. But you know all about me. You know what I teach and the way I live. You know my goal in life. You know my faith, my patience, and my love. You know that I never stop trying.
11. You know about my persecutions and my sufferings. You know all the things that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—the persecution I suffered in those places. But the Lord saved me from all of it.
12. Everyone who wants to live showing true devotion to God in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
13. People who are evil and cheat others will become worse and worse. They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves.
14. But you should continue following the teaching you learned. You know it is true, because you know you can trust those who taught you.
15. You have known the Holy Scriptures since you were a child. These Scriptures are able to make you wise. And that wisdom leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16. All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live.
17. Using the Scriptures, those who serve God will be prepared and will have everything they need to do every good work.