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October 16


Jeremiah 17:1-27
1. The sin of Judah is written down with an iron stylus; With a diamond point it is engraved upon the tablet of their heart And on the horns of their altars,
2. As they remember their children, So they remember their altars and their Asherim By green trees on the high hills.
3. O mountain of Mine in the countryside, I will give over your wealth and all your treasures for booty, Your high places for sin throughout your borders.
4. And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your enemies In the land which you do not know; For you have kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn forever.
5. Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
6. "For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.
7. "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.
8. "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.
9. "The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
10. "I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
11. "As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
12. A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.
13. O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.
14. Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
15. Look, they keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!"
16. But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence.
17. Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
18. Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!
19. Thus the LORD said to me, "Go and stand in the public gate, through which the kings of Judah come in and go out, as well as in all the gates of Jerusalem;
20. and say to them, 'Listen to the word of the LORD, kings of Judah, and all Judah and all inhabitants of Jerusalem who come in through these gates:
21. 'Thus says the LORD, "Take heed for yourselves, and do not carry any load on the sabbath day or bring anything in through the gates of Jerusalem.
22. "You shall not bring a load out of your houses on the sabbath day nor do any work, but keep the sabbath day holy, as I commanded your forefathers.
23. "Yet they did not listen or incline their ears, but stiffened their necks in order not to listen or take correction.
24. "But it will come about, if you listen attentively to Me," declares the LORD, "to bring no load in through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but to keep the sabbath day holy by doing no work on it,
25. then there will come in through the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.
26. "They will come in from the cities of Judah and from the environs of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of the LORD.
27. "But if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holy by not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem and not be quenched."'"

Jeremiah 18:1-23
1. The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,
2. "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will announce My words to you."
3. Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something on the wheel.
4. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
5. Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
6. "Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
7. "At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;
8. if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
9. "Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it;
10. if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.
11. "So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds."'
12. "But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'
13. "Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.
14. 'Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?
15. 'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,
16. To make their land a desolation, An object of perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.
17. 'Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face In the day of their calamity.'"
18. Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."
19. Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!
20. Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
21. Therefore, give their children over to famine And deliver them up to the power of the sword; And let their wives become childless and widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their young men struck down by the sword in battle.
22. May an outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; For they have dug a pit to capture me And hidden snares for my feet.
23. Yet You, O LORD, know All their deadly designs against me; Do not forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be overthrown before You; Deal with them in the time of Your anger!

Psalms 118:25-29
25. O LORD, do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity!
26. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
27. The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
28. You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.
29. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Proverbs 27:11-12
11. Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
12. A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
1. Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,
2. and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
3. so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
4. For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know.
5. For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
6. But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
7. for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;
8. for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
9. For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,
10. as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
11. Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;
12. and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
13. so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.