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October 28


Jeremiah 41:1-18
1. In the seventh month, Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama, of the royal family, one of the chief officers of the king, came with ten men to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, at Mizpah. As they ate bread together there at Mizpah,
2. Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men with him got up and struck down Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan with the sword and killed him, because the king of Babylon had appointed him governor in the land.
3. Ishmael also killed all the Judeans who were with Gedaliah at Mizpah, and the Chaldean soldiers who happened to be there.
4. On the day after the murder of Gedaliah, before anyone knew of it,
5. eighty men arrived from Shechem and Shiloh and Samaria, with their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and their bodies gashed, bringing grain offerings and incense to present at the temple of the LORD.
6. And Ishmael son of Nethaniah came out from Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he came. As he met them, he said to them, "Come to Gedaliah son of Ahikam."
7. When they reached the middle of the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men with him slaughtered them, and threw them into a cistern.
8. But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, "Do not kill us, for we have stores of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the fields." So he refrained, and did not kill them along with their companions.
9. Now the cistern into which Ishmael had thrown all the bodies of the men whom he had struck down was the large cistern that King Asa had made for defense against King Baasha of Israel; Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled that cistern with those whom he had killed.
10. Then Ishmael took captive all the rest of the people who were in Mizpah, the king's daughters and all the people who were left at Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, had committed to Gedaliah son of Ahikam. Ishmael son of Nethaniah took them captive and set out to cross over to the Ammonites.
11. But when Johanan son of Kareah and all the leaders of the forces with him heard of all the crimes that Ishmael son of Nethaniah had done,
12. they took all their men and went to fight against Ishmael son of Nethaniah. They came upon him at the great pool that is in Gibeon.
13. And when all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan son of Kareah and all the leaders of the forces with him, they were glad.
14. So all the people whom Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah turned around and came back, and went to Johanan son of Kareah.
15. But Ishmael son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the Ammonites.
16. Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the leaders of the forces with him took all the rest of the people whom Ishmael son of Nethaniah had carried away captive from Mizpah after he had slain Gedaliah son of Ahikam-- soldiers, women, children, and eunuchs, whom Johanan brought back from Gibeon.
17. And they set out, and stopped at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem, intending to go to Egypt
18. because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.

Jeremiah 42:1-22
1. Then all the commanders of the forces, and Johanan son of Kareah and Azariah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, approached
2. the prophet Jeremiah and said, "Be good enough to listen to our plea, and pray to the LORD your God for us-- for all this remnant. For there are only a few of us left out of many, as your eyes can see.
3. Let the LORD your God show us where we should go and what we should do."
4. The prophet Jeremiah said to them, "Very well: I am going to pray to the LORD your God as you request, and whatever the LORD answers you I will tell you; I will keep nothing back from you."
5. They in their turn said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act according to everything that the LORD your God sends us through you.
6. Whether it is good or bad, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, in order that it may go well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God."
7. At the end of ten days the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
8. Then he summoned Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least to the greatest,
9. and said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your plea before him:
10. If you will only remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down; I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I am sorry for the disaster that I have brought upon you.
11. Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, as you have been; do not be afraid of him, says the LORD, for I am with you, to save you and to rescue you from his hand.
12. I will grant you mercy, and he will have mercy on you and restore you to your native soil.
13. But if you continue to say, 'We will not stay in this land,' thus disobeying the voice of the LORD your God
14. and saying, 'No, we will go to the land of Egypt, where we shall not see war, or hear the sound of the trumpet, or be hungry for bread, and there we will stay,'
15. then hear the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: If you are determined to enter Egypt and go to settle there,
16. then the sword that you fear shall overtake you there, in the land of Egypt; and the famine that you dread shall follow close after you into Egypt; and there you shall die.
17. All the people who have determined to go to Egypt to settle there shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; they shall have no remnant or survivor from the disaster that I am bringing upon them.
18. "For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Just as my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You shall become an object of execration and horror, of cursing and ridicule. You shall see this place no more.
19. The LORD has said to you, O remnant of Judah, Do not go to Egypt. Be well aware that I have warned you today
20. that you have made a fatal mistake. For you yourselves sent me to the LORD your God, saying, 'Pray for us to the LORD our God, and whatever the LORD our God says, tell us and we will do it.'
21. So I have told you today, but you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God in anything that he sent me to tell you.
22. Be well aware, then, that you shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence in the place where you desire to go and settle."

Psalms 119:89-96
89. The LORD exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven.
90. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91. By your appointment they stand today, for all things are your servants.
92. If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my misery.
93. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94. I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
95. The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your decrees.
96. I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Proverbs 28:2-2
2. When a land rebels it has many rulers; but with an intelligent ruler there is lasting order.

2 Timothy 1:1-18
1. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2. To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3. I am grateful to God-- whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did-- when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
4. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.
5. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.
6. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;
7. for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
8. Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,
9. who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
10. but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
11. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher,
12. and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him.
13. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
14. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
15. You are aware that all who are in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;
17. when he arrived in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me
18. -- may the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! And you know very well how much service he rendered in Ephesus.