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October 20


Jeremiah 25:1-38
1. The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah (that was the first year of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon),
2. which the prophet Jeremiah spoke to all the people of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem:
3. For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah, to this day, the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened.
4. And though the LORD persistently sent you all his servants the prophets, you have neither listened nor inclined your ears to hear
5. when they said, "Turn now, everyone of you, from your evil way and wicked doings, and you will remain upon the land that the LORD has given to you and your ancestors from of old and forever;
6. do not go after other gods to serve and worship them, and do not provoke me to anger with the work of your hands. Then I will do you no harm."
7. Yet you did not listen to me, says the LORD, and so you have provoked me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm.
8. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: Because you have not obeyed my words,
9. I am going to send for all the tribes of the north, says the LORD, even for King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, my servant, and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants, and against all these nations around; I will utterly destroy them, and make them an object of horror and of hissing, and an everlasting disgrace.
10. And I will banish from them the sound of mirth and the sound of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
11. This whole land shall become a ruin and a waste, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
12. Then after seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity, says the LORD, making the land an everlasting waste.
13. I will bring upon that land all the words that I have uttered against it, everything written in this book, which Jeremiah prophesied against all the nations.
14. For many nations and great kings shall make slaves of them also; and I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.
15. For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it.
16. They shall drink and stagger and go out of their minds because of the sword that I am sending among them.
17. So I took the cup from the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:
18. Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a desolation and a waste, an object of hissing and of cursing, as they are today;
19. Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his officials, and all his people;
20. all the mixed people; all the kings of the land of Uz; all the kings of the land of the Philistines-- Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
21. Edom, Moab, and the Ammonites;
22. all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastland across the sea;
23. Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who have shaven temples;
24. all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the mixed peoples that live in the desert;
25. all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media;
26. all the kings of the north, far and near, one after another, and all the kingdoms of the world that are on the face of the earth. And after them the king of Sheshach shall drink.
27. Then you shall say to them, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, get drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of the sword that I am sending among you.
28. And if they refuse to accept the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them: Thus says the LORD of hosts: You must drink!
29. See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that is called by my name, and how can you possibly avoid punishment? You shall not go unpunished, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth, says the LORD of hosts.
30. You, therefore, shall prophesy against them all these words, and say to them: The LORD will roar from on high, and from his holy habitation utter his voice; he will roar mightily against his fold, and shout, like those who tread grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31. The clamor will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD has an indictment against the nations; he is entering into judgment with all flesh, and the guilty he will put to the sword, says the LORD.
32. Thus says the LORD of hosts: See, disaster is spreading from nation to nation, and a great tempest is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth!
33. Those slain by the LORD on that day shall extend from one end of the earth to the other. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall become dung on the surface of the ground.
34. Wail, you shepherds, and cry out; roll in ashes, you lords of the flock, for the days of your slaughter have come-- and your dispersions, and you shall fall like a choice vessel.
35. Flight shall fail the shepherds, and there shall be no escape for the lords of the flock.
36. Hark! the cry of the shepherds, and the wail of the lords of the flock! For the LORD is despoiling their pasture,
37. and the peaceful folds are devastated, because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
38. Like a lion he has left his covert; for their land has become a waste because of the cruel sword, and because of his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 26:1-24
1. At the beginning of the reign of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came from the LORD:
2. Thus says the LORD: Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the LORD; speak to them all the words that I command you; do not hold back a word.
3. It may be that they will listen, all of them, and will turn from their evil way, that I may change my mind about the disaster that I intend to bring on them because of their evil doings.
4. You shall say to them: Thus says the LORD: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you,
5. and to heed the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently-- though you have not heeded--
6. then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city a curse for all the nations of the earth.
7. The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
8. And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, "You shall die!
9. Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, 'This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant'?" And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
10. When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD.
11. Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, "This man deserves the sentence of death because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears."
12. Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, "It is the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard.
13. Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will change his mind about the disaster that he has pronounced against you.
14. But as for me, here I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you.
15. Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will be bringing innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the LORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears."
16. Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."
17. And some of the elders of the land arose and said to all the assembled people,
18. "Micah of Moresheth, who prophesied during the days of King Hezekiah of Judah, said to all the people of Judah: 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.'
19. Did King Hezekiah of Judah and all Judah actually put him to death? Did he not fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, and did not the LORD change his mind about the disaster that he had pronounced against them? But we are about to bring great disaster on ourselves!"
20. There was another man prophesying in the name of the LORD, Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim. He prophesied against this city and against this land in words exactly like those of Jeremiah.
21. And when King Jehoiakim, with all his warriors and all the officials, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death; but when Uriah heard of it, he was afraid and fled and escaped to Egypt.
22. Then King Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Achbor and men with him to Egypt,
23. and they took Uriah from Egypt and brought him to King Jehoiakim, who struck him down with the sword and threw his dead body into the burial place of the common people.
24. But the hand of Ahikam son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah so that he was not given over into the hands of the people to be put to death.

Psalms 119:25-32
25. My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.
26. When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes.
27. Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29. Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law.
30. I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your ordinances before me.
31. I cling to your decrees, O LORD; let me not be put to shame.
32. I run the way of your commandments, for you enlarge my understanding.

Proverbs 27:17-17
17. Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
1. As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters,
2. not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here.
3. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction.
4. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.
5. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
6. And you know what is now restraining him, so that he may be revealed when his time comes.
7. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed.
8. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming.
9. The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders,
10. and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false,
12. so that all who have not believed the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned.
13. But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
14. For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.
16. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
17. comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.