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October 21

Jeremiah 27:1-22
1. (In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah,)... this message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2. Thus said the LORD to me: Make for yourself bands and yoke bars and put them over your shoulders.
3. Send to the kings of Edom, of Moab, of the Ammonites, of Tyre, and of Sidon, through the ambassadors who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah, king of Judah,
4. and charge them thus: Tell your masters: Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
5. It was I who made the earth, and man and beast on the face of the earth, by my great power, with my outstretched arm; and I can give them to whomever I think fit.
6. Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, my servant; even the beasts of the field I have given him for his use.
7. All nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his land, too, shall come. Then it in turn shall serve great nations and mighty kings.
8. Meanwhile, if any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, or will not bend its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with sword, famine, and pestilence, says the LORD, until I give them into his hand.
9. You, however, must not listen to your prophets, to your diviners and dreamers, to your soothsayers and sorcerers, who say to you, "You need not serve the king of Babylon."
10. For they prophesy lies to you, in order to drive you far from your land, to make me banish you so that you will perish.
11. The people that submits its neck to the yoke of the king of Babylon to serve him I will leave in peace on its own land, says the LORD, to till it and dwell in it.
12. To Zedekiah, king of Judah, I spoke the same words: Submit your necks to the yoke of the king of Babylon; serve him and his people, so that you may live.
13. Why should you and your people die by sword, famine, and pestilence, with which the LORD has threatened the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
14. Do not listen to the words of those prophets who say, "You need not serve the king of Babylon," for they prophesy lies to you.
15. I did not send them, says the LORD, but they prophesy falsely in my name, with the result that I must banish you, and you will perish, you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.
16. To the priests and to all the people I spoke as follows: Thus says the LORD: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you: "The vessels of the house of the LORD will be brought back from Babylon soon now," for they prophesy lies to you.
17. Do not listen to them! Serve the king of Babylon that you may live; else this city will become a heap of ruins.
18. If they were prophets, if the word of the LORD were with them, they would intercede with the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which remain in the house of the LORD and in the palace of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem might not be taken to Babylon.
19. For thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, the bronze sea, the stands, and the rest of the vessels that remain in this city,
20. which Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, did not take when he exiled Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem--
21. yes, thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the LORD, in the palace of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem:
22. To Babylon they shall be brought, and there they shall remain, until the day I look for them, says the LORD; then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.

Jeremiah 28:1-17
1. That same year, in (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 house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people:
2. "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 'I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3. Within two years I will restore to this place all the vessels of the temple of the LORD which Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, took away from this place to Babylon.
4. And I will bring back to this place Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles of Judah who went to Babylon,' says the LORD. 'for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'"
5. The prophet Jeremiah answered the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people assembled in the house of the LORD,
6. and said: Amen! thus may the LORD do! May he fulfill the things you have prophesied by bringing the vessels of the house of the LORD and all the exiles back from Babylon to this place!
7. But now, listen to what I am about to state in your hearing and the hearing of all the people.
8. From of old, the prophets who were before you and me prophesied war, woe, and pestilence against many lands and mighty kingdoms.
9. But the prophet who prophesies peace is recognized as truly sent by the LORD only when his prophetic prediction is fulfilled.
10. Thereupon the prophet Hananiah took the yoke from the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, broke it,
11. and said in the presence of all the people: "Thus says the LORD: 'Even so, within two years I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, from off the neck of all the nations.'" At that, the prophet Jeremiah went away.
12. Some time after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
13. Go tell Hananiah this: Thus says the LORD: By breaking a wooden yoke, you forge an iron yoke!
14. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: A yoke of iron I will place on the necks of all these nations serving Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and they shall serve him; even the beasts of the field I give him.
15. To the prophet Hananiah the prophet Jeremiah said: Hear this, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you, and you have raised false confidence in this people.
16. For this, says the LORD, I will dispatch you from the face of the earth; this very year you shall die, because you have preached rebellion against the LORD.
17. That same year, in the seventh month, Hananiah the prophet died.

Psalms 119:33-40
33. LORD, teach me the way of your laws; I shall observe them with care.
34. Give me insight to observe your teaching, to keep it with all my heart.
35. Lead me in the path of your commands, for that is my delight.
36. Direct my heart toward your decrees and away from unjust gain.
37. Avert my eyes from what is worthless; by your way give me life.
38. For your servant fulfill your promise made to those who fear you.
39. Turn away from me the taunts I dread, for your edicts bring good.
40. See how I long for your precepts; in your justice give me life.

Proverbs 27:18-18
18. He who tends a fig tree eats its fruit, and he who is attentive to his master will be enriched.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
1. Finally, brothers, pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it did among you,
2. and that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people, for not all have faith.
3. But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
4. We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you, you (both) are doing and will continue to do.
5. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ.
6. We instruct you, brothers, in the name of (our) Lord Jesus Christ,to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us.
7. For you know how one must imitate us. For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,
8. nor did we eat food received free from anyone. On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day we worked, so as not to burden any of you.
9. Not that we do not have the right. Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us.
10. In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat.
11. We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business ofothers.
12. Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and to eat their own food.
13. But you, brothers, do not be remiss in doing good.
14. If anyone does not obey our word as expressed in this letter, take note of this person not to associate with him, that he may be put to shame.
15. Do not regard him as an enemy but admonish him as a brother.
16. May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
17. This greeting is in my own hand, Paul's. This is the sign in every letter; this is how I write.
18. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.