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October 10


Jeremiah 5:1-31
1. Roam the streets of Jerusalem, look about and observe, Search through her public places, to find even one Who lives uprightly and seeks to be faithful, and I will pardon her!
2. Though they say, "As the LORD lives," they swear falsely.
3. O LORD, do your eyes not look for honesty? You struck them, but they did not cringe; you laid them low, but they refused correction; They set their faces harder than stone, and refused to return to you.
4. It is only the lowly, I thought, who are foolish; For they know not the way of the LORD, their duty to their God.
5. I will go to the great ones and speak with them; For they know the way of the LORD, their duty to their God. But, one and all, they had broken the yoke, torn off the harness.
6. Therefore lions from the forest slay them, wolves of the desert ravage them, Leopards keep watch round their cities: all who come out are torn to pieces For their many crimes and their numerous rebellions.
7. Why should I pardon you these things? Your sons have forsaken me, they swear by gods that are not. I fed them, but they committed adultery; to the harlot's house they throng.
8. Lustful stallions they are, each neighs after another's wife.
9. Shall I not punish them for these things? says the LORD; On a nation such as this shall I not take vengeance?
10. Climb to her terraces, and ravage them, destroy them (not) wholly. Tear away her tendrils, they do not belong to the LORD.
11. For they have openly rebelled against me, both the house of Israel and the house of Judah, says the LORD.
12. They denied the LORD, saying, "Not he-- No evil shall befall us, neither sword nor famine shall we see.
13. The prophets have become wind, and the word is not in them. May their threats be carried out against themselves!"
14. Now, for this that you have said, says the LORD, the God of hosts- Behold, I make my words in your mouth, a fire, And this people is the wood that it shall devour!--
15. Beware, I will bring against you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, says the LORD; A long-lived nation, an ancient nation, a people whose language you know not, whose speech you cannot understand.
16. Their quivers are like open graves; all of them are warriors.
17. They will devour your harvest and your bread, devour your sons and your daughters, Devour your sheep and cattle, devour your vines and fig trees; They will beat flat with the sword the fortified city in which you trust.
18. Yet even in those days, says the LORD, I will not wholly destroy you.
19. And when they ask, "Why has the LORD done all these things to us?" say to them, "As you have forsaken me to serve strange gods in your own land, so shall you serve strangers in a land not your own."
20. Announce this to the house of Jacob, proclaim it in Judah:
21. Pay attention to this, foolish and senseless people Who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not.
22. Should you not fear me, says the LORD, should you not tremble before me? I made the sandy shore the sea's limit, which by eternal decree it may not overstep. Toss though it may, it is to no avail; though its billows roar, they cannot pass.
23. But this people's heart is stubborn and rebellious; they turn and go away,
24. And say not in their hearts, "Let us fear the LORD, our God, Who gives us rain early and late, in its time; Who watches for us over the appointed weeks of harvest."
25. Your crimes have prevented these things, your sins have turned back these blessings from you.
26. For there are among my people criminals; like fowlers they set traps, but it is men they catch.
27. Their houses are as full of treachery as a bird-cage is of birds; Therefore they grow powerful and rich,
28. fat and sleek. They go their wicked way; justice they do not defend By advancing the claim of the fatherless or judging the cause of the poor.
29. Shall I not punish these things? says the LORD; on a nation such as this shall I not take vengeance?
30. A shocking, horrible thing has happened in the land:
31. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests teach as they wish; Yet my people will have it so; what will you do when the end comes?

Jeremiah 6:1-30
1. Flee, sons of Benjamin, out of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, raise a signal over Beth-haccherem; For evil threatens from the north, and mighty destruction.
2. O lovely and delicate daughter Zion, you are ruined!
3. Against her, shepherds come with their flocks; all around, they pitch their tents, each one grazes his portion.
4. "Prepare for war against her, Up! let us rush upon her at midday! Alas! the day is waning, evening shadows lengthen;
5. Up! let us rush upon her by night, destroy her palaces!"
6. For thus says the LORD of hosts: Hew down her trees, throw up a siege mound against Jerusalem. Woe to the city marked for punishment; nought but oppression within her!
7. As the well gushes out its waters, so she gushes out her wickedness. Violence and destruction resound in her; ever before me are wounds and blows.
8. Be warned, O Jerusalem, lest I be estranged from you; Lest I turn you into a desert, a land where no man dwells.
9. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Glean, glean like a vine the remnant of Israel; Pass your hand, like a vintager, repeatedly over the tendrils.
10. To whom shall I speak? whom shall I warn, and be heard? See! their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot give heed; See, the word of the LORD has become for them an object of scorn, which they will not have.
11. Therefore my wrath brims up within me, I am weary of holding it in; I will pour it out upon the child in the street, upon the young men gathered together. Yes, all will be taken, husband and wife, graybeard with ancient.
12. Their houses will fall to strangers, their fields and their wives as well; For I will stretch forth my hand against those who dwell in this land, says the LORD.
13. Small and great alike, all are greedy for gain; prophet and priest, all practice fraud.
14. They would repair, as though it were nought, the injury to my people: "Peace, peace!" they say, though there is no peace.
15. They are odious; they have done abominable things, yet they are not at all ashamed, they know not how to blush. Hence they shall be among those who fall; in their time of punishment they shall go down, says the LORD.
16. Thus says the LORD: Stand beside the earliest roads, ask the pathways of old Which is the way to good, and walk it; thus you will find rest for your souls. But they said, "We will not walk it."
17. When I raised up watchmen for them: "Hearken to the sound of the trumpet!" they said, "We will not hearken."
18. Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O earth, what I will do with them:
19. See, I bring evil upon this people, the fruit of their own schemes, Because they heeded not my words, because they despised my law.
20. Of what use to me incense that comes from Sheba, or sweet cane from far-off lands? Your holocausts find no favor with me, your sacrifices please me not.
21. Therefore, thus says the LORD: See, I will place before this people obstacles to bring them down; Fathers and sons alike, neighbors and friends shall perish.
22. Thus says the LORD: See, a people comes from the land of the north, a great nation, roused from the ends of the earth.
23. Bow and javelin they wield; cruel and pitiless are they. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on steeds, Each in his place, for battle against you, daughter Zion.
24. We hear the report of them; helpless fall our hands, Anguish takes hold of us, throes like a mother's in childbirth.
25. Go not forth into the field, step not into the street, Beware of the enemy's sword; terror on every side!
26. O daughter of my people, gird on sackcloth, roll in the ashes. Mourn as for an only child with bitter wailing, For sudden upon us comes the destroyer.
27. A tester among my people I have appointed you, to search and test their way.
28. Arch-rebels are they all, dealers in slander, all of them corrupt.
29. The bellows roars, the lead is consumed by the fire; In vain has the smelter refined, the wicked are not drawn off.
30. "Silver rejected" they shall be called, for the LORD has rejected them.

Psalms 117:1-2
1. Praise the LORD, all you nations! Give glory, all you peoples!
2. The LORD'S love for us is strong; the LORD is faithful forever. Hallelujah!

Proverbs 27:3-4
3. Stone is heavy, and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
4. Anger is relentless, and wrath overwhelming-- but before jealousy who can stand?

Colossians 1:1-29
1. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
2. to the holy ones and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae: grace to you and peace from God our Father.
3. We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
4. for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the holy ones
5. because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. Of this you have already heard through the word of truth, the gospel,
6. that has come to you. Just as in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing, so also among you, from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth,
7. as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow slave, who is a trustworthy minister of Christ on your behalf
8. and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9. Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding
10. to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God,
11. strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy
12. giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
13. He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
14. in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
16. For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him.
17. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
19. For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell,
20. and through him to reconcile all things for him, making peace by the blood of his cross (through him), whether those on earth or those in heaven.
21. And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds
22. he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him,
23. provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, am a minister.
24. Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church,
25. of which I am a minister in accordance with God's stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God,
26. the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to his holy ones,
27. to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.
28. It is he whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
29. For this I labor and struggle, in accord with the exercise of his power working within me.