Reading for Oct 25 (WEB)
JER 22:19 He will be buried with the burial of a donkey, drawn and cast out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.”
JER 22:20 “Go up to Lebanon, and cry. Lift up your voice in Bashan, and cry from Abarim; for all your lovers have been destroyed.
JER 22:21 I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, ‘I will not listen.’ This has been your way from your youth, that you didn’t obey my voice.
JER 22:22 The wind will feed all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into captivity. Surely then you will be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
JER 22:23 Inhabitant of Lebanon, who makes your nest in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied you will be when pangs come on you, the pain as of a woman in travail!
JER 22:24 “As I live,” says Yahweh, “though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet on my right hand, I would still pluck you from there.
JER 22:25 I would give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of them of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
JER 22:26 I will cast you out with your mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born; and there you will die.
JER 22:27 But to the land to which their soul longs to return, there they will not return.”
JER 22:28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? Is he a vessel in which no one delights? Why are they cast out, he and his offspring, and cast into a land which they don’t know?
JER 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear Yahweh’s word!
JER 22:30 Yahweh says, “Record this man as childless, a man who will not prosper in his days; for no more will a man of his offspring prosper, sitting on David’s throne, and ruling in Judah.”
JER 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says Yahweh.
JER 23:2 Therefore Yahweh, the God of Israel, says against the shepherds who feed my people: “You have scattered my flock, driven them away, and have not visited them. Behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings,” says Yahweh.
JER 23:3 “I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they will be fruitful and multiply.
JER 23:4 I will set up shepherds over them, who will feed them. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed, neither will any be lacking,” says Yahweh.
JER 23:5 “Behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he will reign as king and deal wisely, and will execute justice and righteousness in the land.
JER 23:6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely. This is his name by which he will be called: Yahweh our righteousness.
JER 23:7 “Therefore behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that they will no more say, ‘As Yahweh lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;’
JER 23:8 but, ‘As Yahweh lives, who brought up and who led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ Then they will dwell in their own land.”
JER 23:9 Concerning the prophets: My heart within me is broken. All my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of Yahweh, and because of his holy words.
JER 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of the curse the land mourns. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right;
JER 23:11 for both prophet and priest are profane. Yes, in my house I have found their wickedness,” says Yahweh.
JER 23:12 Therefore their way will be to them as slippery places in the darkness. They will be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring evil on them, even the year of their visitation,” says Yahweh.
JER 23:13 “I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria. They prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
JER 23:14 In the prophets of Jerusalem I have also seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one returns from his wickedness. They have all become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.”
JER 23:15 Therefore Yahweh of Armies says concerning the prophets: “Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink poisoned water; for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has gone out into all the land.”
JER 23:16 Yahweh of Armies says, “Don’t listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They teach you vanity. They speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
JER 23:17 They say continually to those who despise me, ‘Yahweh has said, “You will have peace;”’ and to everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart they say, ‘No evil will come on you.’
JER 23:18 For who has stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should perceive and hear his word? Who has listened to my word, and heard it?
JER 23:19 Behold, Yahweh’s storm, his wrath, has gone out. Yes, a whirling storm: It will burst on the head of the wicked.
JER 23:20 Yahweh’s anger will not return until he has executed, and until he has performed the intents of his heart. In the latter days, you will understand it perfectly.
JER 23:21 I didn’t send these prophets, yet they ran. I didn’t speak to them, yet they prophesied.
JER 23:22 But if they had stood in my council, then they would have caused my people to hear my words, and would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
JER 23:23 “Am I a God at hand,” says Yahweh, “and not a God afar off?
JER 23:24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I can’t see him?” says Yahweh. “Don’t I fill heaven and earth?” says Yahweh.
JER 23:25 “I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’
JER 23:26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
JER 23:27 They intend to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they each tell his neighbor, as their fathers forgot my name because of Baal.
JER 23:28 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat?” says Yahweh.
JER 23:29 “Isn’t my word like fire?” says Yahweh; “and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
JER 23:30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says Yahweh, “who each steal my words from his neighbor.
JER 23:31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says Yahweh, “who use their tongues, and say, ‘He says.’
JER 23:32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams,” says Yahweh, “who tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting; yet I didn’t send them or command them. They don’t profit this people at all,” says Yahweh.
JER 23:33 “When this people, or the prophet, or a priest, asks you, saying, ‘What is the message from Yahweh?’ Then you shall tell them, ‘“What message? I will cast you off,” says Yahweh.’
JER 23:34 As for the prophet, the priest, and the people, who say, ‘The message from Yahweh,’ I will even punish that man and his household.
JER 23:35 You will say everyone to his neighbor, and everyone to his brother, ‘What has Yahweh answered?’ and, ‘What has Yahweh said?’
JER 23:36 You will mention the message from Yahweh no more: for every man’s own word has become his message; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Armies, our God.
JER 23:37 You will say to the prophet, ‘What has Yahweh answered you?’ and, ‘What has Yahweh spoken?’
JER 23:38 Although you say, ‘The message from Yahweh;’ therefore Yahweh says: ‘Because you say this word, “The message from Yahweh,” and I have sent to you, telling you not to say, “The message from Yahweh;”
JER 23:39 therefore, behold, I will utterly forget you, and I will cast you off, and the city that I gave to you and to your fathers, away from my presence.
JER 23:40 I will bring an everlasting reproach on you, and a perpetual shame, which will not be forgotten.’”
JER 24:1 Yahweh showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs were set before Yahweh’s temple, after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
JER 24:2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
PRO 10:16 The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.
PRO 10:17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
PRO 10:18 He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
PRO 10:19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
PRO 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
PRO 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
PRO 10:22 Yahweh’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
PRO 10:23 It is a fool’s pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding’s pleasure.
PRO 10:24 What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
1TH 4:17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.
1TH 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1TH 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.
1TH 5:2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
1TH 5:3 For when they are saying, “Peace and safety,” then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman. Then they will in no way escape.
1TH 5:4 But you, brothers, aren’t in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
1TH 5:5 You are all children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness,
1TH 5:6 so then let’s not sleep, as the rest do, but let’s watch and be sober.
1TH 5:7 For those who sleep, sleep in the night; and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.
1TH 5:8 But since we belong to the day, let’s be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
1TH 5:9 For God didn’t appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
1TH 5:10 who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
1TH 5:11 Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
1TH 5:12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
1TH 5:13 and to respect and honor them in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
1TH 5:14 We exhort you, brothers: Admonish the disorderly; encourage the faint-hearted; support the weak; be patient toward all.
1TH 5:15 See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good for one another and for all.
1TH 5:16 Always rejoice.
1TH 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
1TH 5:18 In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
1TH 5:19 Don’t quench the Spirit.
1TH 5:20 Don’t despise prophecies.