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October 21


Jeremiah 27:1-22
1. At the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2. "This is what the LORD said to me: Make fetters and yoke bars for yourself and put them on your neck.
3. Send [word] to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the Ammonites, the king of Tyre, and the king of Sidon through messengers who are coming to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem.
4. Command them [to go] to their masters, saying: This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: This is what you must say to your masters:
5. By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.
6. So now I have placed all these lands under the authority of My servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I have even given him the wild animals to serve him.
7. All nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until the time for his own land comes, and then many nations and great kings will enslave him.
8. "As for the nation or kingdom that does not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and does not place its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation I will punish by sword, famine, and plague"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "until through him I have destroyed it.
9. But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers who say to you: Don't serve the king of Babylon!
10. for they prophesy a lie to you so that you will be removed from your land. I will banish you, and you will perish.
11. But as for the nation that will put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave it in its own land, and that nation will till it and reside in it." [This is] the LORD's declaration.
12. I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah in the same way: "Put your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, serve him and his people, and live!
13. Why should you and your people die by the sword, famine, or plague as the LORD has threatened against any nation that does not serve the king of Babylon?
14. Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are telling you, 'You must not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying a lie to you.
15. 'I have not sent them'-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- 'and they are prophesying falsely in My name; therefore, I will banish you, and you will perish-- you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.'"
16. Then I spoke to the priests and all these people, saying, "This is what the LORD says, 'Do not listen to the words of your prophets. They are prophesying to you, claiming: Look, very soon now the articles of the LORD's temple will be brought back from Babylon. They are prophesying a lie to you.
17. Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon and live! Why should this city become a ruin?
18. If they are indeed prophets and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them intercede with the LORD of Hosts not to let the articles that remain in the LORD's temple, in the palace of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem go to Babylon.'
19. For this is what the LORD of Hosts says about the pillars, the sea, the water carts, and the rest of the articles that still remain in this city,
20. those Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take when he deported Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem.
21. Yes, this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says about the articles that remain in the temple of the LORD, in the palace of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem:
22. 'They will be brought to Babylon and will remain there until I attend to them again.' [This is] the LORD's declaration. 'Then I will bring them up and restore them to this place.'"

Jeremiah 28:1-17
1. In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur from Gibeon said to me in the temple of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people,
2. "This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3. Within two years I will restore to this place all the articles of the LORD's temple that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took from here and transported to Babylon.
4. And I will restore to this place Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon'-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- 'for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'"
5. The prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the temple of the LORD.
6. The prophet Jeremiah said, " Amen! May the LORD do so. May the LORD make the words you have prophesied come true and may He restore the articles of the LORD's temple and all the exiles from Babylon to this place!
7. Only listen to this message I am speaking in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people.
8. The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, disaster, and plague against many lands and great kingdoms.
9. As for the prophet who prophesies peace-- only when the word of the prophet comes true will the prophet be recognized as one whom the LORD has truly sent."
10. The prophet Hananiah then took the yoke bar from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.
11. In the presence of all the people Hananiah proclaimed, "This is what the LORD says: 'In this way, within two years I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, from the neck of all the nations.' " Jeremiah the prophet then went on his way.
12. The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah after Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke bar from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet:
13. "Go say to Hananiah: This is what the LORD says: You broke a wooden yoke bar, but in its place you will make an iron yoke bar.
14. For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I have put an iron yoke on the neck of all these nations that they might serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I have also put the wild animals under him."
15. The prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD did not send you, but you have led these people to trust in a lie.
16. Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the LORD.'"
17. And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.

Psalms 119:33-40
33. Teach me, LORD, the meaning of Your statutes, and I will always keep them.
34. Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.
35. Help me stay on the path of Your commands, for I take pleasure in it.
36. Turn my heart to Your decrees and not to material gain.
37. Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.
38. Confirm what You said to Your servant, for it produces reverence for You.
39. Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, Your judgments are good.
40. How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.

Proverbs 27:18-18
18. Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
1. Finally, pray for us, brothers, that the Lord's message may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you,
2. and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not all have faith.
3. But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.
4. We have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do what we command.
5. May the Lord direct your hearts to God's love and Christ's endurance.
6. Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from every brother who walks irresponsibly and not according to the tradition received from us.
7. For you yourselves know how you must imitate us: we were not irresponsible among you;
8. we did not eat anyone's bread free of charge; instead, we labored and toiled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
9. It is not that we don't have the right [to support], but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.
10. In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: "If anyone isn't willing to work, he should not eat."
11. For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work [of others].
12. Now we command and exhort such people, by the Lord Jesus Christ, that quietly working, they may eat their own bread.
13. Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
14. And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.
15. Yet don't treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16. May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
17. This greeting is in my own hand-- Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write.
18. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.