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October 14


Jeremiah 13:1-27
1. Thus said the LORD to me, "Go and buy yourself a linen loincloth, and put it on your loins, but do not dip it in water."
2. So I bought a loincloth according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins.
3. And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying,
4. "Take the loincloth that you bought and are wearing, and go now to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock."
5. So I went, and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
6. And after many days the LORD said to me, "Go now to the Euphrates, and take from there the loincloth that I commanded you to hide there."
7. Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. But now the loincloth was ruined; it was good for nothing.
8. Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9. Thus says the LORD: Just so I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
10. This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own will and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is good for nothing.
11. For as the loincloth clings to one's loins, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, says the LORD, in order that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory. But they would not listen.
12. You shall speak to them this word: Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Every wine-jar should be filled with wine. And they will say to you, "Do you think we do not know that every wine-jar should be filled with wine?"
13. Then you shall say to them: Thus says the LORD: I am about to fill all the inhabitants of this land-- the kings who sit on David's throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem-- with drunkenness.
14. And I will dash them one against another, parents and children together, says the LORD. I will not pity or spare or have compassion when I destroy them.
15. Hear and give ear; do not be haughty, for the LORD has spoken.
16. Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings darkness, and before your feet stumble on the mountains at twilight; while you look for light, he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness.
17. But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive.
18. Say to the king and the queen mother; "Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head."
19. The towns of the Negeb are shut up with no one to open them; all Judah is taken into exile, wholly taken into exile.
20. Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
21. What will you say when they set as head over you those whom you have trained to be your allies? Will not pangs take hold of you, like those of a woman in labor?
22. And if you say in your heart, "Why have these things come upon me?" it is for the greatness of your iniquity that your skirts are lifted up, and you are violated.
23. Can Ethiopians change their skin or leopards their spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.
24. I will scatter you like chaff driven by the wind from the desert.
25. This is your lot, the portion I have measured out to you, says the LORD, because you have forgotten me and trusted in lies.
26. I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.
27. I have seen your abominations, your adulteries and neighings, your shameless prostitutions on the hills of the countryside. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will it be before you are made clean?

Jeremiah 14:1-22
1. The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:
2. Judah mourns and her gates languish; they lie in gloom on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.
3. Her nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns, they find no water, they return with their vessels empty. They are ashamed and dismayed and cover their heads,
4. because the ground is cracked. Because there has been no rain on the land the farmers are dismayed; they cover their heads.
5. Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn because there is no grass.
6. The wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail because there is no herbage.
7. Although our iniquities testify against us, act, O LORD, for your name's sake; our apostasies indeed are many, and we have sinned against you.
8. O hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be like a stranger in the land, like a traveler turning aside for the night?
9. Why should you be like someone confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot give help? Yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not forsake us!
10. Thus says the LORD concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet; therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.
11. The LORD said to me: Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
12. Although they fast, I do not hear their cry, and although they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I do not accept them; but by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence I consume them.
13. Then I said: "Ah, Lord GOD! Here are the prophets saying to them, 'You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you true peace in this place.'"
14. And the LORD said to me: The prophets are prophesying lies in my name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.
15. Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name though I did not send them, and who say, "Sword and famine shall not come on this land": By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.
16. And the people to whom they prophesy shall be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword. There shall be no one to bury them-- themselves, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them.
17. You shall say to them this word: Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter-- my people-- is struck down with a crushing blow, with a very grievous wound.
18. If I go out into the field, look-- those killed by the sword! And if I enter the city, look-- those sick with famine! For both prophet and priest ply their trade throughout the land, and have no knowledge.
19. Have you completely rejected Judah? Does your heart loathe Zion? Why have you struck us down so that there is no healing for us? We look for peace, but find no good; for a time of healing, but there is terror instead.
20. We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the iniquity of our ancestors, for we have sinned against you.
21. Do not spurn us, for your name's sake; do not dishonor your glorious throne; remember and do not break your covenant with us.
22. Can any idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Is it not you, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for it is you who do all this.

Psalms 118:15-20
15. There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
16. the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly."
17. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18. The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.
19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.

Proverbs 27:9-9
9. Perfume and incense make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1. Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
2. We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly
3. remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you,
5. because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.
6. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit,
7. so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
8. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it.
9. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,
10. and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-- Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.