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October 21

Jeremiah 27:1-22
1. Early in the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2. This is what the LORD said to me: "Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck.
3. Then send word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre and Sidon through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
4. Give them a message for their masters and say, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Tell this to your masters:
5. With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.
6. Now I will hand all your countries over to my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; I will make even the wild animals subject to him.
7. All nations will serve him and his son and his grandson until the time for his land comes; then many nations and great kings will subjugate him.
8. "'"If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation with the sword, famine and plague, declares the LORD, until I destroy it by his hand.
9. So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'
10. They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish.
11. But if any nation will bow its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let that nation remain in its own land to till it and to live there, declares the LORD."'"
12. I gave the same message to Zedekiah king of Judah. I said, "Bow your neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon; serve him and his people, and you will live.
13. Why will you and your people die by the sword, famine and plague with which the LORD has threatened any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
14. Do not listen to the words of the prophets who say to you, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying lies to you.
15. 'I have not sent them,' declares the LORD. 'They are prophesying lies in my name. Therefore, I will banish you and you will perish, both you and the prophets who prophesy to you.'"
16. Then I said to the priests and all these people, "This is what the LORD says: Do not listen to the prophets who say, 'Very soon now the articles from the LORD's house will be brought back from Babylon.' They are prophesying lies to you.
17. Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon, and you will live. Why should this city become a ruin?
18. If they are prophets and have the word of the LORD, let them plead with the LORD Almighty that the furnishings remaining in the house of the LORD and in the palace of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem not be taken to Babylon.
19. For this is what the LORD Almighty says about the pillars, the Sea, the movable stands and the other furnishings that are left in this city,
20. which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away when he carried Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem-
21. yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says about the things that are left in the house of the LORD and in the palace of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem:
22. 'They will be taken to Babylon and there they will remain until the day I come for them,' declares the LORD. 'Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.'"

Jeremiah 28:1-17
1. In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people:
2. "This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles of the LORD's house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon.
4. I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,' declares the LORD, 'for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.'"
5. Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD.
6. He said, "Amen! May the LORD do so! May the LORD fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the LORD's house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.
7. Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people:
8. From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms.
9. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the LORD only if his prediction comes true."
10. Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,
11. and he said before all the people, "This is what the LORD says: 'In the same way will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.'" At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.
12. Shortly after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
13. "Go and tell Hananiah, 'This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
14. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.'"
15. Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies.
16. Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the LORD.'"
17. In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.

Psalms 119:33-40
33. Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38. Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39. Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40. How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.

Proverbs 27:18-18
18. He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
1. Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.
2. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith.
3. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
4. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.
5. May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
7. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8. nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
9. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.
10. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
11. We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13. And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14. If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed.
15. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
17. I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.
18. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.