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October 18


Jeremiah 21:1-14
1. The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur the son of Malchijah, and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, saying,
2. "Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is warring against us; perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all His wonderful acts, so that the enemy will withdraw from us."
3. Then Jeremiah said to them, "You shall say to Zedekiah as follows:
4. 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to turn back the weapons of war which are in your hands, with which you are warring against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans who are besieging you outside the wall; and I will gather them into the center of this city.
5. "I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation.
6. "I will also strike down the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they will die of a great pestilence.
7. "Then afterwards," declares the LORD, "I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion."'
8. "You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
9. "He who dwells in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence; but he who goes out and falls away to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live, and he will have his own life as booty.
10. "For I have set My face against this city for harm and not for good," declares the LORD. "It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon and he will burn it with fire."'
11. "Then say to the household of the king of Judah, 'Hear the word of the LORD,
12. O house of David, thus says the LORD: "Administer justice every morning; And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor, That My wrath may not go forth like fire And burn with none to extinguish it, Because of the evil of their deeds.
13. "Behold, I am against you, O valley dweller, O rocky plain," declares the LORD, "You men who say, 'Who will come down against us? Or who will enter into our habitations?'
14. "But I will punish you according to the results of your deeds," declares the LORD, "And I will kindle a fire in its forest That it may devour all its environs."'"

Jeremiah 22:1-30
1. Thus says the LORD, "Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word
2. and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on David's throne, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates.
3. 'Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
4. "For if you men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David's place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people.
5. "But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a desolation."'"
6. For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, Like the summit of Lebanon; Yet most assuredly I will make you like a wilderness, Like cities which are not inhabited.
7. "For I will set apart destroyers against you, Each with his weapons; And they will cut down your choicest cedars And throw them on the fire.
8. "Many nations will pass by this city; and they will say to one another, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this great city?'
9. "Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.'"
10. Do not weep for the dead or mourn for him, But weep continually for the one who goes away; For he will never return Or see his native land.
11. For thus says the LORD in regard to Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who became king in the place of Josiah his father, who went forth from this place, "He will never return there;
12. but in the place where they led him captive, there he will die and not see this land again.
13. "Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,
14. Who says, 'I will build myself a roomy house With spacious upper rooms, And cut out its windows, Paneling it with cedar and painting it bright red.'
15. "Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
16. "He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well. Is not that what it means to know Me?" Declares the LORD.
17. "But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."
18. Therefore thus says the LORD in regard to Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, "They will not lament for him: 'Alas, my brother!' or, 'Alas, sister!' They will not lament for him: 'Alas for the master!' or, 'Alas for his splendor!'
19. "He will be buried with a donkey's burial, Dragged off and thrown out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
20. "Go up to Lebanon and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan; Cry out also from Abarim, For all your lovers have been crushed.
21. "I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.
22. "The wind will sweep away all your shepherds, And your lovers will go into captivity; Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliated Because of all your wickedness.
23. "You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth!
24. "As I live," declares the LORD, "even though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull you off;
25. and I will give you over into the hand of those who are seeking your life, yes, into the hand of those whom you dread, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26. "I will hurl you and your mother who bore you into another country where you were not born, and there you will die.
27. "But as for the land to which they desire to return, they will not return to it.
28. "Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered jar? Or is he an undesirable vessel? Why have he and his descendants been hurled out And cast into a land that they had not known?
29. "O land, land, land, Hear the word of the LORD!
30. "Thus says the LORD, 'Write this man down childless, A man who will not prosper in his days; For no man of his descendants will prosper Sitting on the throne of David Or ruling again in Judah.'"

Psalms 119:9-16
9. How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
10. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
11. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
12. Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
13. With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth.
14. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15. I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
16. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.

Proverbs 27:14-14
14. He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28
1. Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.
2. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
3. While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
4. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
5. for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
6. so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
7. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.
8. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
9. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10. who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
11. Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
12. But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
13. and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
14. We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
16. Rejoice always;
17. pray without ceasing;
18. in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19. Do not quench the Spirit;
20. do not despise prophetic utterances.
21. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
22. abstain from every form of evil.
23. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
25. Brethren, pray for us.
26. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
27. I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.
28. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.