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October 18


Jeremiah 21:1-14
1. The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, in the king Zedekiah`s sending unto him Pashhur son of Malchiah, and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
2. `Inquire, we pray thee, for us at Jehovah, for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath fought against us; perhaps Jehovah doth deal with us according to all His wonders, and doth cause him to go up from off us.`
3. And Jeremiah saith unto them, `Thus do ye say unto Zedekiah,
4. Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel: Lo, I am turning round the weapons of battle That [are] in your hand, With which ye do fight the king of Babylon, And the Chaldeans, who are laying siege against you, At the outside of the wall, And I have gathered them into the midst of this city,
5. And I -- I have fought against you, With a stretched-out hand, and with a strong arm, And in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath,
6. And I have smitten the inhabitants of this city, Both man and beast, By a great pestilence do they die.
7. And after this -- an affirmation of Jehovah, I give Zedekiah king of Judah, And his servants, and the people, And those left in this city, From the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, Into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, And into the hand of their enemies, And into the hand of those seeking their life, And he hath smitten them by the mouth of the sword, He hath no pity on them, Nor doth he spare, nor hath he mercy.
8. And unto this people thou dost say, Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am setting before you the way of life, And the way of death!
9. Whoso is abiding in this city -- dieth, By sword, and by famine, and by pestilence, And whoso is going forth, And hath fallen unto the Chaldeans, Who are laying siege against you -- liveth, And his life hath been to him for a spoil.
10. For I have set My face against this city for evil, And not for good -- an affirmation of Jehovah. Into the hand of the king of Babylon it is given, And he hath burned it with fire.
11. And as to the house of the king of Judah, Hear ye a word of Jehovah;
12. O house of David, thus said Jehovah: Decide ye judgment at morning, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth as fire, And hath burned, and none is quenching, Because of the evil of your doings.
13. Lo, I [am] against thee -- an affirmation of Jehovah, O inhabitant of the valley, rock of the plain, Who are saying, Who cometh down against us? And who cometh into our habitations?
14. And I have laid a charge against you, According to the fruit of your doings, An affirmation of Jehovah, And I have kindled a fire in its forest, And it hath consumed -- all its suburbs!

Jeremiah 22:1-30
1. Thus said Jehovah, `Go down [to] the house of the king of Judah, and thou hast spoken there this word, and hast said,
2. Hear a word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, who art sitting on the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people, who are coming in at these gates,
3. Thus said Jehovah: Do ye judgment and righteousness, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, And sojourner, orphan, and widow, ye do not oppress nor wrong, And innocent blood ye do not shed in this place.
4. For, if ye certainly do this thing, Then come in by the gates of this house Have kings sitting for David on his throne, Riding on chariot, and on horses, He, and his servants, and his people.
5. And if ye do not hear these words, By myself I have sworn -- an affirmation of Jehovah, That this house is for a desolation.
6. For thus said Jehovah, Concerning the house of the king of Judah: Gilead [art] thou to Me -- head of Lebanon, If not -- I make thee a wilderness, Cities not inhabited.
7. And I have separated for thee destroyers, Each with his weapons, And they have cut down the choice of thy cedars, And have cast them on the fire.
8. And many nations have passed by this city, And they have said, each to his neighbour, For what hath Jehovah done thus to this great city?
9. And they have said, `Because that they have forsaken The covenant of Jehovah their God, And bow themselves to other gods, and serve them.`
10. Ye do not weep for the dead, nor bemoan for him, Weep ye sore for the traveller, For he doth not return again, Nor hath he seen the land of his birth.
11. For thus said Jehovah concerning Shallum son of Josiah king of Judah, who is reigning instead of Josiah his father, who hath gone forth from this place: He doth not turn back hither again;
12. For in the place whither they have removed him he dieth, And this land he doth not see again.
13. Wo to him who is building his house by unrighteousness, And his upper chambers by injustice, On his neighbour he layeth service for nought, And his wage he doth not give to him.
14. Who is saying, `I build for myself a large house, And airy upper chambers,` And he hath cut out for himself its windows, Ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermillion.
15. Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then [it is] well with him.
16. He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then [it is] well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.
17. But thine eyes and thy heart are not, Except on thy dishonest gain, And on shedding of innocent blood, And on oppression, and on doing of violence.
18. Therefore, thus said Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: They do not lament for him, Ah, my brother, and Ah, sister, They do not lament for him, Ah, lord, and Ah, his honour.
19. The burial of an ass -- he is buried, Dragged and cast out thence to the gates of Jerusalem.
20. Go up to Lebanon, and cry, And in Bashan give forth thy voice, And cry from Abarim, For destroyed have been all loving thee.
21. I have spoken unto thee in thine ease, Thou hast said, `I do not hearken,` This [is] thy way from thy youth, For thou hast not hearkened to My voice.
22. All thy friends consume doth wind, And thy lovers into captivity do go, Surely then thou art ashamed, And hast blushed for all thy wickedness.
23. O dweller in Lebanon, making a nest among cedars, How gracious hast thou been when pangs come to thee, Pain -- as of a travailing woman.
24. I live -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Though Coniah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah Were a seal on My right hand, Surely thence I draw thee away,
25. And I have given thee into the hand of those seeking thy life, And into hands of which thou art afraid, Into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, And into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26. And I have cast thee, And thy mother who bore thee, unto another country, Where ye were not born, and there do ye die.
27. And to the land whither they are lifting up their soul to return, Thither they do not return.
28. A grief -- a despised broken thing -- is this man Coniah? A vessel in which there is no pleasure? Wherefore have they been cast up and down, He and his seed, Yea, they were cast on to a land that they knew not?
29. Earth, earth, earth, hear a word of Jehovah,
30. Thus said Jehovah: Write ye this man childless, A man -- he doth not prosper in his days, For none of his seed doth prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling again in Judah!

Psalms 119:9-16
9. [Beth.] With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.
10. With all my heart I have sought Thee, Let me not err from Thy commands.
11. In my heart I have hid Thy saying, That I sin not before Thee.
12. Blessed [art] Thou, O Jehovah, teach me Thy statutes.
13. With my lips I have recounted All the judgments of Thy mouth.
14. In the way of Thy testimonies I have joyed, As over all wealth.
15. In Thy precepts I meditate, And I behold attentively Thy paths.
16. In Thy statutes I delight myself, I do not forget Thy word.

Proverbs 27:14-14
14. Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28
1. And concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need of my writing to you,
2. for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come,
3. for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail [doth] her who is with child, and they shall not escape;
4. and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;
5. all ye are sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness,
6. so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober,
7. for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,
8. and we, being of the day -- let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and an helmet -- a hope of salvation,
9. because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10. who did die for us, that whether we wake -- whether we sleep -- together with him we may live;
11. wherefore, comfort ye one another, and build ye up, one the one, as also ye do.
12. And we ask you, brethren, to know those labouring among you, and leading you in the Lord, and admonishing you,
13. and to esteem them very abundantly in love, because of their work; be at peace among yourselves;
14. and we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the infirm, be patient unto all;
15. see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;
16. always rejoice ye;
17. continually pray ye;
18. in every thing give thanks, for this [is] the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.
19. The Spirit quench not;
20. prophesyings despise not;
21. all things prove; that which is good hold fast;
22. from all appearance of evil abstain ye;
23. and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved unblameably in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ;
24. stedfast is He who is calling you, who also will do [it].
25. Brethren, pray for us;
26. salute all the brethren in an holy kiss;
27. I charge you [by] the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren;
28. the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with you! Amen.