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October 29


Jeremiah 43:1-13
1. When Jeremiah finished speaking to the people all these words of the LORD, their God, with which the LORD had sent him to them,
2. Azariah, son of Hoshaiah, Johanan, son of Kareah, and all the insolent men shouted to Jeremiah: "You lie; it was not the LORD, our God, who sent you to tell us not to go to Egypt to settle.
3. It is Baruch, son of Neriah, who stirs you up against us, to hand us over to the Chaldeans to be killed or exiled to Babylon."
4. Johanan, son of Kareah, and the rest of the leaders and the people did not obey the LORD'S command to stay in the land of Judah.
5. Instead, Johanan, son of Kareah, and all the army leaders took along the whole remnant of Judah that had been dispersed among the nations and had returned thence to dwell again in the land of Judah:
6. men, women, and children, the princesses and everyone whom Nebuzaradan, captain of the bodyguard, had entrusted to Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan; also Jeremiah, the prophet, and Baruch, son of Neriah.
7. Against the LORD'S command they went to Egypt, and arrived at Tahpanhes....
8. This word of the LORD came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes:
9. Take with you large stones and sink them in mortar in the brickyard at the entrance to the royal building in Tahpanhes, while the men of Judah look on,
10. and then say to them: Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I will send for my servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and bring him here. He will set his throne upon these stones which I, Jeremiah, have sunk, and stretch his canopy over them.
11. He shall come and strike the land of Egypt: with death, whoever is marked for death; with exile, everyone destined for exile; with the sword, all who are intended for the sword.
12. He shall set fire to the temples of Egypt's gods, and burn the gods or carry them off. As a shepherd delouses his cloak, he shall delouse the land of Egypt and depart victorious.
13. He shall smash the obelisks of the temple of the sun in the land of Egypt and destroy with fire the temples of the Egyptian gods.

Jeremiah 44:1-30
1. This word came to Jeremiah for all the people of Judah who were living in Egypt, at Migdol, Tahpanhes, and Memphis, and in Upper Egypt:
2. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: You have seen all the evil I brought on Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah. Today they are ruins and uninhabited,
3. because of the evil they did to provoke me, going after strange gods, serving them and sacrificing to them, gods which neither they, nor you, nor your fathers knew.
4. Though I kept sending to you all my servants the prophets, with the plea not to commit this horrible deed which I hate,
5. they would not listen or accept the warning to turn away from the evil of sacrificing to strange gods.
6. Therefore the fury of my anger poured forth in flame over the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, so that they became the ruinous waste they are today.
7. Now thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel: Why do you inflict so great an evil upon yourselves? Will you root out from Judah man and wife, child and nursling, and not leave yourselves even a remnant?
8. Will you go on provoking me by the works of your hands, by sacrificing to strange gods here in the land of Egypt where you have come to live? Will you be rooted out and become a curse and a disgrace among all the nations of the earth?
9. Have you forgotten the evil deeds which your fathers, and the kings of Judah and their wives, and you yourselves and your wives have done in the land of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem?
10. To this day they have not been crushed; they do not fear or follow the law and the statutes which I set before you and your fathers.
11. Hence, thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have determined evil against you; and I will uproot all Judah.
12. I will take away the remnant of Judah who insisted on coming to dwell in Egypt, so that they shall be wholly destroyed. In the land of Egypt they shall fall by the sword or be consumed by hunger. High and low, they shall die by the sword, or by hunger, and become an example of malediction, a horror, a curse and a reproach.
13. Thus will I punish those who live in Egypt, just as I punished Jerusalem with sword, hunger, and pestilence. None of the remnant of Judah that have come to settle in the land of Egypt shall escape or survive.
14. None shall return to the land of Judah, though they yearn to return and live there. Only scattered refugees shall return.
15. From all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to strange gods, from all the women who were present in the immense crowd, and from all the people who lived in Lower and Upper Egypt, Jeremiah received this answer:
16. "We will not listen to what you say in the name of the LORD.
17. Rather will we continue doing what we had proposed; we will burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out libations to her, as we and our fathers, our kings and princes have done in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. Then we had enough food to eat and we were well off; we suffered no misfortune.
18. But since we stopped burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out libations to her, we are in need of everything and are being destroyed by the sword and by hunger.
19. And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven and poured out libations to her, was it without our husbands' consent that we baked for her cakes in her image and poured out libations to her?"
20. To all the people, men and women, who gave him this answer, Jeremiah said:
21. Was it not this that the LORD remembered and brought to mind, that you burned incense in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem: you, your fathers, your kings and princes, and the people generally?
22. The LORD could no longer bear your evil deeds, the horrible things which you were doing; and so your land became a waste, a desert, a thing accursed and without inhabitants, as it is today.
23. Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD, not obeying the voice of the LORD, not living by his law, his statutes, and his decrees, this evil has befallen you at the present day.
24. Jeremiah said further to all the people, including the women: Hear the word of the LORD, all you Judeans in the land of Egypt:
25. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: You and your wives have stated your intentions, and kept them in fact: "We will continue to fulfill the vows we have made to burn incense to the queen of heaven and to pour out libations to her." Very well! keep your vows, carry out your resolutions!
26. But listen then to the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who live in Egypt; I swear by my own great name, says the LORD, in the whole land of Egypt no man of Judah shall henceforth pronounce my name, saying, "As the Lord GOD lives."
27. I am watching over them to do evil, not good. All the men of Judah in Egypt shall perish by the sword or famine until they are utterly destroyed.
28. Those who escape the sword to return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah shall be few in number. The whole remnant of Judah who came to settle in Egypt shall know whose word stands, mine or theirs.
29. That you may know how surely my threats of punishment for you shall be fulfilled, this shall be a sign to you, says the LORD, that I will punish you in this place.
30. Thus says the LORD: See! I will hand over Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt, to his enemies, to those who seek his life, just as I handed over Zedekiah, king of Judah, to his enemy and mortal foe, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.

Psalms 119:97-104
97. How I love your teaching, Lord! I study it all day long.
98. Your command makes me wiser than my foes, for it is always with me.
99. I have more understanding than all my teachers, because I ponder your decrees.
100. I have more insight than my elders, because I observe your precepts.
101. I keep my steps from every evil path, that I may obey your word.
102. From your edicts I do not turn, for you have taught them to me.
103. How sweet to my tongue is your promise, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104. Through your precepts I gain insight; therefore I hate all false ways.

Proverbs 28:3-3
3. A rich man who oppresses the poor is like a devastating rain that leaves no food.

2 Timothy 2:1-26
1. So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2. And what you heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well.
3. Bear your share of hardship along with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4. To satisfy the one who recruited him, a soldier does not become entangled in the business affairs of life.
5. Similarly, an athlete cannot receive the winner's crown except by competing according to the rules.
6. The hardworking farmer ought to have the first share of the crop.
7. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
8. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David: such is my gospel,
9. for which I am suffering, even to the point of chains, like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.
10. Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory.
11. This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with him;
12. if we persevere we shall also reign with him. But if we deny him he will deny us.
13. If we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
14. Remind people of these things and charge them before God to stop disputing about words. This serves no useful purpose sinceit harms those who listen.
15. Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.
16. Avoid profane, idle talk, for such people will become more and more godless,
17. and their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18. who have deviated from the truth by saying that (the) resurrection has already taken place and are upsetting the faith of some.
19. Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who are his"; and, "Leteveryone who calls upon the name of the Lord avoid evil."
20. In a large household there are vessels not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for lofty and others for humble use.
21. If anyone cleanses himself of these things, he will be a vessel for lofty use, dedicated, beneficial to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
22. So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith,love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with purity of heart.
23. Avoid foolish and ignorant debates, for you know that they breed quarrels.
24. A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant,
25. correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth,
26. and that they may return to their senses out of the devil's snare, where they are entrapped by him, for his will.