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October 28


Jeremiah 41:1-18
1. In the seventh month Ishmael son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, who was of royal blood and had been one of the king's officers, came with ten men to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah. While they were eating together there,
2. Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him got up and struck down Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the sword, killing the one whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.
3. Ishmael also killed all the Jews who were with Gedaliah at Mizpah, as well as the Babylonian soldiers who were there.
4. The day after Gedaliah's assassination, before anyone knew about it,
5. eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria, bringing grain offerings and incense with them to the house of the LORD.
6. Ishmael son of Nethaniah went out from Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went. When he met them, he said, "Come to Gedaliah son of Ahikam."
7. When they went into the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men who were with him slaughtered them and threw them into a cistern.
8. But ten of them said to Ishmael, "Don't kill us! We have wheat and barley, oil and honey, hidden in a field." So he let them alone and did not kill them with the others.
9. Now the cistern where he threw all the bodies of the men he had killed along with Gedaliah was the one King Asa had made as part of his defense against Baasha king of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with the dead.
10. Ishmael made captives of all the rest of the people who were in Mizpah-the king's daughters along with all the others who were left there, over whom Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam. Ishmael son of Nethaniah took them captive and set out to cross over to the Ammonites.
11. When Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him heard about all the crimes Ishmael son of Nethaniah had committed,
12. they took all their men and went to fight Ishmael son of Nethaniah. They caught up with him near the great pool in Gibeon.
13. When all the people Ishmael had with him saw Johanan son of Kareah and the army officers who were with him, they were glad.
14. All the people Ishmael had taken captive at Mizpah turned and went over to Johanan son of Kareah.
15. But Ishmael son of Nethaniah and eight of his men escaped from Johanan and fled to the Ammonites.
16. Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him led away all the survivors from Mizpah whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after he had assassinated Gedaliah son of Ahikam: the soldiers, women, children and court officials he had brought from Gibeon.
17. And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt
18. to escape the Babylonians. They were afraid of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.

Jeremiah 42:1-22
1. Then all the army officers, including Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest approached
2. Jeremiah the prophet and said to him, "Please hear our petition and pray to the LORD your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left.
3. Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."
4. "I have heard you," replied Jeremiah the prophet. "I will certainly pray to the LORD your God as you have requested; I will tell you everything the LORD says and will keep nothing back from you."
5. Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the LORD your God sends you to tell us.
6. Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God."
7. Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
8. So he called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him and all the people from the least to the greatest.
9. He said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition, says:
10. 'If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I am grieved over the disaster I have inflicted on you.
11. Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.
12. I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.'
13. "However, if you say, 'We will not stay in this land,' and so disobey the LORD your God,
14. and if you say, 'No, we will go and live in Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the trumpet or be hungry for bread,'
15. then hear the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'If you are determined to go to Egypt and you do go to settle there,
16. then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.
17. Indeed, all who are determined to go to Egypt to settle there will die by the sword, famine and plague; not one of them will survive or escape the disaster I will bring on them.'
18. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'As my anger and wrath have been poured out on those who lived in Jerusalem, so will my wrath be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You will be an object of cursing and horror, of condemnation and reproach; you will never see this place again.'
19. "O remnant of Judah, the LORD has told you, 'Do not go to Egypt.' Be sure of this: I warn you today
20. that you made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the LORD your God and said, 'Pray to the LORD our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.'
21. I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the LORD your God in all he sent me to tell you.
22. So now, be sure of this: You will die by the sword, famine and plague in the place where you want to go to settle."

Psalms 119:89-96
89. Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92. If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94. Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95. The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96. To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.

Proverbs 28:2-2
2. When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.

2 Timothy 1:1-18
1. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2. To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
4. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.
5. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
6. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
7. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
8. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,
9. who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
10. but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
11. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.
12. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
13. What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
14. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you--guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
15. You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16. May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
17. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.
18. May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.