The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday October 20, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 35-36

The Rekabites

35 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord during the reign of Jehoiakim(A) son of Josiah king of Judah: “Go to the Rekabite(B) family and invite them to come to one of the side rooms(C) of the house of the Lord and give them wine to drink.”

So I went to get Jaazaniah son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons—the whole family of the Rekabites. I brought them into the house of the Lord, into the room of the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah the man of God.(D) It was next to the room of the officials, which was over that of Maaseiah son of Shallum(E) the doorkeeper.(F) Then I set bowls full of wine and some cups before the Rekabites and said to them, “Drink some wine.”

But they replied, “We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jehonadab[a](G) son of Rekab gave us this command: ‘Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine.(H) Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents.(I) Then you will live a long time in the land(J) where you are nomads.’ We have obeyed everything our forefather(K) Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops.(L) 10 We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab commanded us. 11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded(M) this land, we said, ‘Come, we must go to Jerusalem(N) to escape the Babylonian[b] and Aramean armies.’ So we have remained in Jerusalem.”

12 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying: 13 “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell(O) the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn a lesson(P) and obey my words?’ declares the Lord. 14 ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab ordered his descendants not to drink wine and this command has been kept. To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather’s command.(Q) But I have spoken to you again and again,(R) yet you have not obeyed(S) me. 15 Again and again I sent all my servants the prophets(T) to you. They said, “Each of you must turn(U) from your wicked ways and reform(V) your actions; do not follow other gods(W) to serve them. Then you will live in the land(X) I have given to you and your ancestors.” But you have not paid attention or listened(Y) to me. 16 The descendants of Jehonadab son of Rekab have carried out the command their forefather(Z) gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.’

17 “Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster(AA) I pronounced against them. I spoke to them, but they did not listen;(AB) I called to them, but they did not answer.’”(AC)

18 Then Jeremiah said to the family of the Rekabites, “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘You have obeyed the command of your forefather(AD) Jehonadab and have followed all his instructions and have done everything he ordered.’ 19 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail(AE) to have a descendant to serve(AF) me.’”

Jehoiakim Burns Jeremiah’s Scroll

36 In the fourth year of Jehoiakim(AG) son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Take a scroll(AH) and write on it all the words(AI) I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah(AJ) till now. Perhaps(AK) when the people of Judah hear(AL) about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn(AM) from their wicked ways; then I will forgive(AN) their wickedness and their sin.”

So Jeremiah called Baruch(AO) son of Neriah,(AP) and while Jeremiah dictated(AQ) all the words the Lord had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll.(AR) Then Jeremiah told Baruch, “I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the Lord’s temple. So you go to the house of the Lord on a day of fasting(AS) and read to the people from the scroll the words of the Lord that you wrote as I dictated.(AT) Read them to all the people of Judah(AU) who come in from their towns. Perhaps they will bring their petition(AV) before the Lord and will each turn(AW) from their wicked ways, for the anger(AX) and wrath pronounced against this people by the Lord are great.”

Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet told him to do; at the Lord’s temple he read the words of the Lord from the scroll. In the ninth month(AY) of the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, a time of fasting(AZ) before the Lord was proclaimed for all the people in Jerusalem and those who had come from the towns of Judah. 10 From the room of Gemariah(BA) son of Shaphan(BB) the secretary,(BC) which was in the upper courtyard at the entrance of the New Gate(BD) of the temple, Baruch read to all the people at the Lord’s temple the words of Jeremiah from the scroll.

11 When Micaiah son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the Lord from the scroll, 12 he went down to the secretary’s(BE) room in the royal palace, where all the officials were sitting: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan(BF) son of Akbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.(BG) 13 After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll, 14 all the officials sent Jehudi(BH) son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, “Bring the scroll(BI) from which you have read to the people and come.” So Baruch son of Neriah went to them with the scroll in his hand. 15 They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.”

So Baruch read it to them. 16 When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear(BJ) and said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.” 17 Then they asked Baruch, “Tell us, how did you come to write(BK) all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?”

18 “Yes,” Baruch replied, “he dictated(BL) all these words to me, and I wrote them in ink on the scroll.”

19 Then the officials(BM) said to Baruch, “You and Jeremiah, go and hide.(BN) Don’t let anyone know where you are.”

20 After they put the scroll in the room of Elishama the secretary, they went to the king in the courtyard and reported everything to him. 21 The king sent Jehudi(BO) to get the scroll, and Jehudi brought it from the room of Elishama the secretary and read it to the king(BP) and all the officials standing beside him. 22 It was the ninth month and the king was sitting in the winter apartment,(BQ) with a fire burning in the firepot in front of him. 23 Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll,(BR) the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire.(BS) 24 The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear,(BT) nor did they tear their clothes.(BU) 25 Even though Elnathan, Delaiah(BV) and Gemariah(BW) urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 Instead, the king commanded Jerahmeel, a son of the king, Seraiah son of Azriel and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest(BX) Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. But the Lord had hidden(BY) them.

27 After the king burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah’s dictation,(BZ) the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 28 “Take another scroll(CA) and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up. 29 Also tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord says: You burned that scroll and said, “Why did you write on it that the king of Babylon would certainly come and destroy this land and wipe from it(CB) both man and beast?”(CC) 30 Therefore this is what the Lord says about Jehoiakim(CD) king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out(CE) and exposed(CF) to the heat by day and the frost by night.(CG) 31 I will punish him and his children(CH) and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster(CI) I pronounced against them, because they have not listened.(CJ)’”

32 So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch son of Neriah, and as Jeremiah dictated,(CK) Baruch wrote(CL) on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned(CM) in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.


  1. Jeremiah 35:6 Hebrew Jonadab, a variant of Jehonadab; here and often in this chapter
  2. Jeremiah 35:11 Or Chaldean

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 35:1 : S 2Ch 36:5
  2. Jeremiah 35:2 : S 2Ki 10:15
  3. Jeremiah 35:2 : S 1Ki 6:5
  4. Jeremiah 35:4 : S Dt 33:1
  5. Jeremiah 35:4 : 1Ch 9:19
  6. Jeremiah 35:4 : S 2Ki 12:9; S 23:4
  7. Jeremiah 35:6 : S 2Ki 10:15
  8. Jeremiah 35:6 : S Lev 10:9; Nu 6:2-4; S Lk 1:15
  9. Jeremiah 35:7 : Heb 11:9
  10. Jeremiah 35:7 : S Ex 20:12; Eph 6:2-3
  11. Jeremiah 35:8 : Pr 1:8; Col 3:20
  12. Jeremiah 35:9 : 1Ti 6:6
  13. Jeremiah 35:11 : 2Ki 24:1
  14. Jeremiah 35:11 : S Jos 10:20; Jer 8:14
  15. Jeremiah 35:13 : Jer 11:6
  16. Jeremiah 35:13 : Jer 6:10; 32:33
  17. Jeremiah 35:14 : ver 6-10, 16
  18. Jeremiah 35:14 : S Jer 7:13
  19. Jeremiah 35:14 : Isa 30:9
  20. Jeremiah 35:15 : S Jer 7:25
  21. Jeremiah 35:15 : S 2Ki 17:13; S Jer 26:3
  22. Jeremiah 35:15 : S Isa 1:16-17; S 59:20; Jer 4:1; 18:11; Eze 14:6; 18:30
  23. Jeremiah 35:15 : S Ex 20:3
  24. Jeremiah 35:15 : S Dt 4:40; Jer 25:5
  25. Jeremiah 35:15 : S Jer 6:10; S 7:26; 44:4-5
  26. Jeremiah 35:16 : S Lev 20:9; Mal 1:6
  27. Jeremiah 35:17 : S Jos 23:15; S 1Ki 13:34; Jer 21:4-7
  28. Jeremiah 35:17 : S Pr 1:24; Ro 10:21
  29. Jeremiah 35:17 : Jer 7:13
  30. Jeremiah 35:18 : S Ge 31:35
  31. Jeremiah 35:19 : S Isa 48:19; Jer 33:17
  32. Jeremiah 35:19 : Jer 15:19
  33. Jeremiah 36:1 : S 2Ch 36:5
  34. Jeremiah 36:2 : S ver 4; S Ex 17:14; S Ps 40:7; Jer 30:2; Hab 2:2
  35. Jeremiah 36:2 : Eze 2:7
  36. Jeremiah 36:2 : Jer 1:2; 25:3
  37. Jeremiah 36:3 : ver 7; Eze 12:3; Am 5:15
  38. Jeremiah 36:3 : Isa 6:9; Mk 4:12
  39. Jeremiah 36:3 : S 2Ki 17:13; S Isa 44:22; S Jer 26:3; Ac 3:19
  40. Jeremiah 36:3 : S Jer 18:8
  41. Jeremiah 36:4 : S Jer 32:12
  42. Jeremiah 36:4 : Jer 51:59
  43. Jeremiah 36:4 : ver 18
  44. Jeremiah 36:4 : ver 2; Eze 2:9; Da 7:1; Zec 5:1
  45. Jeremiah 36:6 : ver 9
  46. Jeremiah 36:6 : S Ex 4:16
  47. Jeremiah 36:6 : 2Ch 20:4
  48. Jeremiah 36:7 : Jer 37:20; 42:2
  49. Jeremiah 36:7 : S Jer 26:3
  50. Jeremiah 36:7 : S Dt 31:17
  51. Jeremiah 36:9 : ver 22
  52. Jeremiah 36:9 : S 2Ch 20:3
  53. Jeremiah 36:10 : ver 12, 25; Jer 29:3
  54. Jeremiah 36:10 : Jer 26:24
  55. Jeremiah 36:10 : Jer 52:25
  56. Jeremiah 36:10 : S Ge 23:10
  57. Jeremiah 36:12 : S 2Sa 8:17
  58. Jeremiah 36:12 : S Jer 26:22
  59. Jeremiah 36:12 : Jer 38:4
  60. Jeremiah 36:14 : ver 21
  61. Jeremiah 36:14 : ver 4
  62. Jeremiah 36:16 : S Ps 36:1
  63. Jeremiah 36:17 : Jer 30:2
  64. Jeremiah 36:18 : ver 4
  65. Jeremiah 36:19 : Jer 26:16
  66. Jeremiah 36:19 : S 1Ki 17:3
  67. Jeremiah 36:21 : ver 14
  68. Jeremiah 36:21 : 2Ki 22:10
  69. Jeremiah 36:22 : Am 3:15
  70. Jeremiah 36:23 : ver 2
  71. Jeremiah 36:23 : 1Ki 22:8
  72. Jeremiah 36:24 : S Ps 36:1
  73. Jeremiah 36:24 : S Ge 37:29; S Nu 14:6
  74. Jeremiah 36:25 : ver 12
  75. Jeremiah 36:25 : S ver 10
  76. Jeremiah 36:26 : Mt 23:34
  77. Jeremiah 36:26 : S 1Ki 17:3; Ps 11:1; S Jer 1:8; 15:21
  78. Jeremiah 36:27 : ver 4
  79. Jeremiah 36:28 : ver 2
  80. Jeremiah 36:29 : S Isa 30:10
  81. Jeremiah 36:29 : Jer 33:12
  82. Jeremiah 36:30 : Jer 52:2
  83. Jeremiah 36:30 : S Isa 14:19
  84. Jeremiah 36:30 : S 2Ki 24:6
  85. Jeremiah 36:30 : S Jer 8:2
  86. Jeremiah 36:31 : Ex 20:5
  87. Jeremiah 36:31 : S Pr 29:1
  88. Jeremiah 36:31 : S Pr 1:24
  89. Jeremiah 36:32 : ver 4
  90. Jeremiah 36:32 : Ex 34:1; Jer 30:2
  91. Jeremiah 36:32 : ver 23
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1 Timothy 5

Widows, Elders and Slaves

Do not rebuke an older man(A) harshly,(B) but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men(C) as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.(D) But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents,(E) for this is pleasing to God.(F) The widow who is really in need(G) and left all alone puts her hope in God(H) and continues night and day to pray(I) and to ask God for help. But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.(J) Give the people these instructions,(K) so that no one may be open to blame. Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied(L) the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, 10 and is well known for her good deeds,(M) such as bringing up children, showing hospitality,(N) washing the feet(O) of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble(P) and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. 13 Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies(Q) who talk nonsense,(R) saying things they ought not to. 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry,(S) to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.(T) 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.(U)

16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.(V)

17 The elders(W) who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor,(X) especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,”[a](Y) and “The worker deserves his wages.”[b](Z) 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder(AA) unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.(AB) 20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove(AC) before everyone, so that the others may take warning.(AD) 21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus(AE) and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands,(AF) and do not share in the sins of others.(AG) Keep yourself pure.(AH)

23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine(AI) because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.

24 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.


  1. 1 Timothy 5:18 Deut. 25:4
  2. 1 Timothy 5:18 Luke 10:7
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Psalm 89:14-37

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;(A)
love and faithfulness go before you.(B)
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk(C) in the light(D) of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in your name(E) all day long;
they celebrate your righteousness.
17 For you are their glory and strength,(F)
and by your favor you exalt our horn.[a](G)
18 Indeed, our shield[b](H) belongs to the Lord,
our king(I) to the Holy One of Israel.

19 Once you spoke in a vision,
to your faithful people you said:
“I have bestowed strength on a warrior;
I have raised up a young man from among the people.
20 I have found David(J) my servant;(K)
with my sacred oil(L) I have anointed(M) him.
21 My hand will sustain him;
surely my arm will strengthen him.(N)
22 The enemy will not get the better of him;(O)
the wicked will not oppress(P) him.
23 I will crush his foes before him(Q)
and strike down his adversaries.(R)
24 My faithful love will be with him,(S)
and through my name his horn[c] will be exalted.
25 I will set his hand over the sea,
his right hand over the rivers.(T)
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,(U)
my God, the Rock(V) my Savior.’(W)
27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,(X)
the most exalted(Y) of the kings(Z) of the earth.
28 I will maintain my love to him forever,
and my covenant with him will never fail.(AA)
29 I will establish his line forever,
his throne as long as the heavens endure.(AB)

30 “If his sons forsake my law
and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my decrees
and fail to keep my commands,
32 I will punish their sin with the rod,
their iniquity with flogging;(AC)
33 but I will not take my love from him,(AD)
nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
or alter what my lips have uttered.(AE)
35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
and I will not lie to David—
36 that his line will continue forever
and his throne endure before me like the sun;(AF)
37 it will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.”(AG)


  1. Psalm 89:17 Horn here symbolizes strong one.
  2. Psalm 89:18 Or sovereign
  3. Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolizes strength.
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Proverbs 25:25-27

25 Like cold water to a weary soul
is good news from a distant land.(A)
26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

27 It is not good to eat too much honey,(B)
nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.(C)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 19, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 33-34

Promise of Restoration

33 While Jeremiah was still confined(A) in the courtyard(B) of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time:(C) “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth,(D) the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:(E) ‘Call(F) to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable(G) things you do not know.’ For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege(H) ramps(I) and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians[a]: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath.(J) I will hide my face(K) from this city because of all its wickedness.

“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal(L) my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace(M) and security. I will bring Judah(N) and Israel back from captivity[b](O) and will rebuild(P) them as they were before.(Q) I will cleanse(R) them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive(S) all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown,(T) joy, praise(U) and honor(V) before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble(W) at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’

10 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.”(X) Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted,(Y) inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness,(Z) the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings(AA) to the house of the Lord, saying,

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,
for the Lord is good;(AB)
his love endures forever.”(AC)

For I will restore the fortunes(AD) of the land as they were before,(AE)’ says the Lord.

12 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate(AF) and without people or animals(AG)—in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.(AH) 13 In the towns of the hill(AI) country, of the western foothills and of the Negev,(AJ) in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand(AK) of the one who counts them,’ says the Lord.

14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise(AL) I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

15 “‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous(AM) Branch(AN) sprout from David’s line;(AO)
he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved(AP)
and Jerusalem will live in safety.(AQ)
This is the name by which it[c] will be called:(AR)
The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’(AS)

17 For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail(AT) to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel, 18 nor will the Levitical(AU) priests(AV) ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.(AW)’”

19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day(AX) and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,(AY) 21 then my covenant(AZ) with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites(BA) who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.(BB) 22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless(BC) as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’”

23 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two kingdoms[d](BD) he chose’? So they despise(BE) my people and no longer regard them as a nation.(BF) 25 This is what the Lord says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night(BG) and established the laws(BH) of heaven and earth,(BI) 26 then I will reject(BJ) the descendants of Jacob(BK) and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes[e](BL) and have compassion(BM) on them.’”

Warning to Zedekiah

34 While Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army and all the kingdoms and peoples(BN) in the empire he ruled were fighting against Jerusalem(BO) and all its surrounding towns, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah(BP) king of Judah and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.(BQ) You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and given into his hands.(BR) You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon.

“‘Yet hear the Lord’s promise to you, Zedekiah king of Judah. This is what the Lord says concerning you: You will not die by the sword;(BS) you will die peacefully. As people made a funeral fire(BT) in honor of your predecessors, the kings who ruled before you, so they will make a fire in your honor and lament, “Alas,(BU) master!” I myself make this promise, declares the Lord.’”

Then Jeremiah the prophet told all this to Zedekiah king of Judah, in Jerusalem, while the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah that were still holding out—Lachish(BV) and Azekah.(BW) These were the only fortified cities left in Judah.

Freedom for Slaves

The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people(BX) in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom(BY) for the slaves. Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage.(BZ) 10 So all the officials and people who entered into this covenant agreed that they would free their male and female slaves and no longer hold them in bondage. They agreed, and set them free. 11 But afterward they changed their minds(CA) and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again.

12 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 13 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your ancestors(CB) when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.(CC) I said, 14 ‘Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you six years, you must let them go free.’[f](CD) Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay attention(CE) to me. 15 Recently you repented and did what is right in my sight: Each of you proclaimed freedom to your own people.(CF) You even made a covenant before me in the house that bears my Name.(CG) 16 But now you have turned around(CH) and profaned(CI) my name; each of you has taken back the male and female slaves you had set free to go where they wished. You have forced them to become your slaves again.

17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you,(CJ) declares the Lord—‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague(CK) and famine.(CL) I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.(CM) 18 Those who have violated my covenant(CN) and have not fulfilled the terms of the covenant they made before me, I will treat like the calf they cut in two and then walked between its pieces.(CO) 19 The leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials,(CP) the priests and all the people of the land who walked between the pieces of the calf, 20 I will deliver(CQ) into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them.(CR) Their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.(CS)

21 “I will deliver Zedekiah(CT) king of Judah and his officials(CU) into the hands of their enemies(CV) who want to kill them, to the army of the king of Babylon,(CW) which has withdrawn(CX) from you. 22 I am going to give the order, declares the Lord, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take(CY) it and burn(CZ) it down. And I will lay waste(DA) the towns of Judah so no one can live there.”


  1. Jeremiah 33:5 Or Chaldeans
  2. Jeremiah 33:7 Or will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel
  3. Jeremiah 33:16 Or he
  4. Jeremiah 33:24 Or families
  5. Jeremiah 33:26 Or will bring them back from captivity
  6. Jeremiah 34:14 Deut. 15:12

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 33:1 : S Ps 88:8
  2. Jeremiah 33:1 : Jer 37:21; 38:28
  3. Jeremiah 33:1 : Jer 13:3
  4. Jeremiah 33:2 : S Ps 136:6; S Jer 10:16
  5. Jeremiah 33:2 : S Ex 3:15
  6. Jeremiah 33:3 : S Isa 55:6
  7. Jeremiah 33:3 : S Job 28:11
  8. Jeremiah 33:4 : S 2Ki 25:1; Eze 4:2
  9. Jeremiah 33:4 : Jer 32:24; Eze 26:8; Hab 1:10
  10. Jeremiah 33:5 : Jer 21:4-7
  11. Jeremiah 33:5 : S Dt 31:17; S Isa 8:17
  12. Jeremiah 33:6 : S Dt 32:39; S Isa 30:26
  13. Jeremiah 33:6 : S Isa 9:6
  14. Jeremiah 33:7 : Jer 32:44
  15. Jeremiah 33:7 : Jer 30:3; Eze 39:25; Am 9:14
  16. Jeremiah 33:7 : S Jer 24:6
  17. Jeremiah 33:7 : S Isa 1:26
  18. Jeremiah 33:8 : S Lev 16:30; Heb 9:13-14
  19. Jeremiah 33:8 : S 2Sa 24:14; S Jer 31:34
  20. Jeremiah 33:9 : S Isa 55:13
  21. Jeremiah 33:9 : S Isa 60:18
  22. Jeremiah 33:9 : S Jer 3:17
  23. Jeremiah 33:9 : S Isa 64:2
  24. Jeremiah 33:10 : Jer 32:43
  25. Jeremiah 33:10 : S Lev 26:32; S Jer 9:11
  26. Jeremiah 33:11 : S Ps 51:8; S Isa 24:8; S 51:3
  27. Jeremiah 33:11 : S Lev 7:12
  28. Jeremiah 33:11 : S 2Ch 7:3; Ps 25:8; S 136:1; Na 1:7
  29. Jeremiah 33:11 : S 1Ch 16:34; 2Ch 5:13; Ps 100:4-5
  30. Jeremiah 33:11 : Ps 14:7
  31. Jeremiah 33:11 : S Isa 1:26
  32. Jeremiah 33:12 : Jer 32:43
  33. Jeremiah 33:12 : ver 10
  34. Jeremiah 33:12 : S Isa 65:10; Eze 34:11-15
  35. Jeremiah 33:13 : S Jer 31:5
  36. Jeremiah 33:13 : S Jer 17:26; Ob 1:20
  37. Jeremiah 33:13 : S Lev 27:32
  38. Jeremiah 33:14 : Dt 28:1-14; S Jos 23:15; S Jer 29:10
  39. Jeremiah 33:15 : S Ps 72:2
  40. Jeremiah 33:15 : S Isa 4:2
  41. Jeremiah 33:15 : S 2Sa 7:12
  42. Jeremiah 33:16 : S Isa 45:17
  43. Jeremiah 33:16 : S Jer 17:25; S 32:37
  44. Jeremiah 33:16 : Isa 59:14; Jer 3:17; Eze 48:35; Zep 3:13; Zec 8:3, 16
  45. Jeremiah 33:16 : S 1Co 1:30
  46. Jeremiah 33:17 : S 2Sa 7:13; S 2Ch 7:18; Ps 89:29-37; S Lk 1:33
  47. Jeremiah 33:18 : S Dt 18:1
  48. Jeremiah 33:18 : S Nu 25:11-13; Heb 7:17-22
  49. Jeremiah 33:18 : Heb 13:15
  50. Jeremiah 33:20 : Ps 89:36
  51. Jeremiah 33:20 : S Ge 1:14
  52. Jeremiah 33:21 : Ps 89:34
  53. Jeremiah 33:21 : S Dt 18:1
  54. Jeremiah 33:21 : S 2Sa 7:13; S 2Ch 7:18
  55. Jeremiah 33:22 : S Ge 12:2; S Jer 30:19; Hos 1:10
  56. Jeremiah 33:24 : Eze 37:22
  57. Jeremiah 33:24 : S Ne 4:4
  58. Jeremiah 33:24 : S Jer 30:17; Eze 36:20
  59. Jeremiah 33:25 : S Ge 1:18
  60. Jeremiah 33:25 : S Ps 148:6
  61. Jeremiah 33:25 : Ps 74:16-17
  62. Jeremiah 33:26 : S Lev 26:44
  63. Jeremiah 33:26 : S Isa 14:1
  64. Jeremiah 33:26 : ver 7; Ps 14:7
  65. Jeremiah 33:26 : S Jer 30:18
  66. Jeremiah 34:1 : Jer 27:7
  67. Jeremiah 34:1 : 2Ki 25:1; Jer 39:1
  68. Jeremiah 34:2 : S 2Ch 36:11
  69. Jeremiah 34:2 : ver 22; Jer 32:29; 37:8
  70. Jeremiah 34:3 : S 2Ki 25:7; S Jer 21:7
  71. Jeremiah 34:4 : Jer 52:11
  72. Jeremiah 34:5 : S 2Ch 16:14
  73. Jeremiah 34:5 : Jer 22:18
  74. Jeremiah 34:7 : S Jos 10:3
  75. Jeremiah 34:7 : Jos 10:10; 2Ch 11:9
  76. Jeremiah 34:8 : S 2Ki 11:17
  77. Jeremiah 34:8 : S Ex 21:2; Lev 25:10, 39-41; Ne 5:5-8
  78. Jeremiah 34:9 : Dt 15:12-18
  79. Jeremiah 34:11 : Ps 78:37
  80. Jeremiah 34:13 : S Ex 24:8
  81. Jeremiah 34:13 : S Dt 15:15
  82. Jeremiah 34:14 : S Ex 21:2
  83. Jeremiah 34:14 : 2Ki 17:14; S Jer 7:26
  84. Jeremiah 34:15 : ver 8
  85. Jeremiah 34:15 : S Jer 32:34
  86. Jeremiah 34:16 : Eze 3:20; 18:24
  87. Jeremiah 34:16 : S Lev 19:12
  88. Jeremiah 34:17 : S Mt 7:2; Gal 6:7
  89. Jeremiah 34:17 : Jer 21:7
  90. Jeremiah 34:17 : S Jer 14:12
  91. Jeremiah 34:17 : Jer 15:4; S 24:9; S 29:18
  92. Jeremiah 34:18 : S Jer 11:10
  93. Jeremiah 34:18 : S Ge 15:10
  94. Jeremiah 34:19 : S Jer 26:10; Zep 3:3-4
  95. Jeremiah 34:20 : Jer 21:7; Eze 16:27; 23:28
  96. Jeremiah 34:20 : S Jer 11:21
  97. Jeremiah 34:20 : S Dt 28:26
  98. Jeremiah 34:21 : S Jer 32:4
  99. Jeremiah 34:21 : 2Ki 25:21; Jer 39:6; 52:24-27
  100. Jeremiah 34:21 : S Jer 21:7
  101. Jeremiah 34:21 : S 2Ch 36:10
  102. Jeremiah 34:21 : Jer 37:5
  103. Jeremiah 34:22 : Jer 39:1-2
  104. Jeremiah 34:22 : S Ne 2:17; Jer 38:18; 39:8; Eze 23:47
  105. Jeremiah 34:22 : S Lev 26:32; S Isa 1:7
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1 Timothy 4

The Spirit(A) clearly says that in later times(B) some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits(C) and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.(D) They forbid people to marry(E) and order them to abstain from certain foods,(F) which God created(G) to be received with thanksgiving(H) by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good,(I) and nothing is to be rejected(J) if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God(K) and prayer.

If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters,[a] you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith(L) and of the good teaching that you have followed.(M) Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales;(N) rather, train yourself to be godly.(O) For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,(P) holding promise for both the present life(Q) and the life to come.(R) This is a trustworthy saying(S) that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God,(T) who is the Savior of all people,(U) and especially of those who believe.

11 Command and teach these things.(V) 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you(W) because you are young, but set an example(X) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith(Y) and in purity. 13 Until I come,(Z) devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture,(AA) to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy(AB) when the body of elders(AC) laid their hands on you.(AD)

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save(AE) both yourself and your hearers.


  1. 1 Timothy 4:6 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
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Psalm 89:1-13

Psalm 89[a]

A maskil[b] of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing(A) of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known(B)
through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.(C)
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.’”[c](D)

The heavens(E) praise your wonders, Lord,
your faithfulness too, in the assembly(F) of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?(G)
In the council(H) of the holy ones(I) God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.(J)
Who is like you,(K) Lord God Almighty?(L)
You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

You rule over the surging sea;
when its waves mount up, you still them.(M)
10 You crushed Rahab(N) like one of the slain;
with your strong arm you scattered(O) your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours,(P) and yours also the earth;(Q)
you founded the world and all that is in it.(R)
12 You created the north and the south;
Tabor(S) and Hermon(T) sing for joy(U) at your name.
13 Your arm is endowed with power;
your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.(V)


  1. Psalm 89:1 In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.
  2. Psalm 89:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 89:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
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Proverbs 25:23-24

23 Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.

24 Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.(A)

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 25:24 : S Pr 21:9
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10/18/2018 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 31:27-32:44, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, Psalms 88:1-18, Proverbs 25:20-22

Today is the 18th day of October. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward through the scriptures this year. And we’ve been working our way through the book of Jeremiah, which we’ll continue to do until we get to the end and we’re not there yet. So today we’re reading from the New International Version. Jeremiah 31:27-32:44 today.


Okay. So, in our reading from the pastoral letter of 1 Timothy today, a template for church leadership was offered that has basically been used ever since. Many different Christian denominations have their own process of discernment for ordination, but the guidelines outlined in 1 Timothy are nearly always a part of this process and they include moral and temperamental characteristics that are necessary to successfully care for God’s people. So, two different offices of leadership were mentioned in 1 Timothy, the first being the overseer or the pastor and the second being the deaconate or deacons. And in most cases, these are each functions of ministry that a person is ordained and commissioned to perform. So, the office of the pastor or the overseer or the priest or the presbyter or bishop is certainly one of the most worthy callings in the church. However, it’s also very complex and it’s a very challenging and difficult job. It requires a certain gift mix to perform with honor because a pastor, an overseer, right? In that kind of language, we can get a dominate kind of characteristic, but it’s not there. An overseer watches over and cares for the spiritual needs of the community of people of God. So, according to 1 Timothy, these are the criteria that are essential for a pastor. A church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control. He must live wisely and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home. He must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome and not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. And a church leader must not be a new believer because he might become prideful and the devil would cause him to fall. And people outside of the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the traps of the evil one. So, those are characteristics, according to the Apostle Paul given to Timothy, as a template for who can be an overseer, who can be a pastor. And the office of the deaconate, so deacons, this office was established to care basically for the earth-bound well-being of the congregation and the different functions of community life. And they were commissioned and ordained to assist the pastor in this regard. So, for a deacon, according to the Apostle Paul, they must be well respected and have integrity, they can’t be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money, they must be committed to the mystery of the faith as it has been revealed and must live with a clear conscience. Before they’re appointed as deacons, they must be closely examined. If they pass the test, then let them be ordained and serve as deacons. Their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in what they do. And a deacon must be faithful to his wife and he must manage his children and household well. And those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Jesus. So, if you’ve ever felt God’s calling, if you’ve ever felt this prompting and God calling you toward ordained ministry, then the discernment process begins way before you ever say that out loud. And this critique criteria that we looked at in 1 Timothy today is something that should be closely examined personally because it’s certainly going to be closely examined as you go through the process of ordination. And if you’ve ever wondered why the ordination process works the way it does in your church or in your denomination, 1 Timothy 3, it’s gonna be a part of that mix. These criteria are what you should expect from your spiritual leaders. So, whether or not this is something you aspire to or something you feel called to, we should - every single one of us, pray for our leaders, our pastors and those who serve as deacons among us. They are required by the Scriptures to live what they teach and it’s no easier for them to do it than it is for any of us. They carry an additional burden and mantle of serving God’s people, of caring for, of watching out for and watching over God’s people. I mean, through my own process, one of the things that was really impressed upon me is that ordination isn’t something to achieve. It doesn’t elevate a person above anyone else. Even though you may be leading, you’re not leading from a place above where you’re looking down on anyone. Actually, ordination is to get down on your knees and lower yourself. You become a servant of God’s people as Jesus modelled with a servant’s heart. He came to serve and not be served. And ordained leaders are to do this as they are the servants of God’s people.


Father, we thank You for this. And it certainly brings up the fact that we need to remember those who are leading us. And we do. We think of them now. We thank You for all of those in church leadership all over the world in so many different capacities. Strengthen their hearts, Lord. The road is long and new challenges every morning, sometimes it seems. And without Your grace and Your kindness and Your mercy and Your Holy Spirit’s guidance, it’s an impossible task. So, we pray Your Holy Spirit fall upon Your leaders all around the world, giving them strength and courage for the road ahead. And we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

This is Lori Ann, a.k.a. Victorious Grace from near Gettysburg Pennsylvania. As I was listening to the DAB yesterday, October 13th, I was hearing words and prayers for the lady who called herself Gee and I had this realization, and Gee, I want to share it with you. This may sound corny, but I’m a want to be writer of sorts. I’ve been working on my first novel for like 16 years. But, in any case, I have all these stories and worlds and characters in my head and one, in particular, centers around a woman called G. She was unwanted and dehumanized by her parents, others, even society as a whole and the story is told from the point of view of her twin brother who, in adulthood, discovers he has a sister and is getting to know her. And, well, there’s all sorts of awkwardness and parts I’m leaving out, of course, but the point is…the point is…the brother comes to this realization that the name G doesn’t really stand for unnamed baby girl, baby G, which is literally how she got her name but he sees this G actually means grace, because most overlook her and don’t see it, he realizes that’s who she truly is, it’s what she reflects, grace. So, yeah, it’s probably weird that I’m pulling all of this from an unwritten fictional story, but I am. And I get that you probably picked Gee simply as a way to keep some anonymity but, well, I don’t want that somehow to stick to you. So, I am praying for you and I am praying that you will see your identity in grace, not just a letter, but in grace, God’s grace. Shalom.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is Alfi calling from Delaware. It’s been a while since the last time I called. I know, I listen, and I pray that each one of you is still blessed. Today I’m calling to give some encouragement to somebody who’s struggling and trying to find their purpose. When reading the Scriptures, I remember Brian reading this one sentence saying in the New Testament, in everything that you do, do it all for the glory of God. That statement, that Scripture, that verse is life-changing. Reason being, before you say anything, before you do anything, before you even think about anything that would be otherwise, take time to think, is this going to glorify God or not? And if it’s going to glorify God, by all means go ahead. And if it’s not, stop right there and do otherwise. We struggle in life, we make a lot of mistakes through our words, through our actions. But we know that God desires a relationship with us. So, few things. May we be quick to listen, slow to anger, and slow to speak. And in everything that we do, say, or think, may we do it all for the glory of God. Daily Audio Bible family, I love you. May you have a great week. This is Alfi from Delaware. Bye. Make it a great day.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family this is Prophetic Intercessor from North Carolina. Hope everyone is doing well. I haven’t called in in a while. It’s a Monday morning and I’m just on my way to work. __ call in and pray for those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide or have had family members that are battling that or have attempted that. So, let’s pray, gracious God, in the name of Jesus I come before you lift up those who have struggled with thoughts of suicide, who have been by family members who have battled attempting to take their lives. And in the powerful name of Jesus Christ God, we surround them with the angels of the living God and we take this opportunity God to ask that You would, that You would pour out Your healing upon them, pour out Your healing upon their minds God. And we ask that every lie of the enemy that has been launched in their psyche to try to convince them that life is not worth living, we come against it now in the name of Jesus and we command the lie to be dislodged and we command it to be expelled and we speak life over your life right now in the name of Jesus. And we release the spirit of hope, we release the spirit of peace to envelop you. Hallelujah. For you shall not die but you shall live and you will live to declare God’s glory in your life and over your life. Hallelujah. So, you will not succumb to the darkness. You will not come to a spirit of oppression and depression, but we come against it and we command those things to bow in the name of Jesus for at the name of Jesus every knee must bow. Hallelujah. So, we pray in the name of Jesus that there would be peace in your mind today, peace in your spirit today, peace in your heart today and that you would be made a prisoner of hope. So, I love you family. Have a blessed day and we will continue to lift up all those who are struggling with suicide and we will continue to bind it in the name of Jesus.

Hi DAB family this is Andy from Albany. I just wanted to lift out a big praise. Thursday I was in involved in a pretty good accident in my little car and through the intervening power of God to step into that space with me and my kids, we are relatively uninjured. I mean, we’ve got some muscle stiffness and tightness and my daughters got a pretty good bruise from the seatbelt and, you know, aside from the trauma of the event where relatively uninjured and that’s because God stepped into that space and protected us and for that I am eternally grateful. And I appreciate you all and I just wanted to throw out a praise and I’m here with you guys daily, praying with you and for you and I just wanted to put that out there. Thank you guys, for your prayers, previous prayer request, and I’m here with you for your…

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. I just met a vet today, he is a double amputee. He’s homeless and now he’s got a stage four small cancer and he’s afraid that he won’t get his benefits from of the Veterans Administration before he passes away. So, if you’d just pray with me. Lord, please heal Thomas from the tip of his head until the end of his body. Lord, just strengthen him and give him courage and give him all the help that he needs and the support that he needs. And would you also pray for me for Rye and her hubby to be healed as well. Thank you Jesus, for your love and your care. And I appreciate you all for praying with me. Thank you. Bye-bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 18, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 31:27-32:44

27 “The days are coming,”(A) declares the Lord, “when I will plant(B) the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals. 28 Just as I watched(C) over them to uproot(D) and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster,(E) so I will watch over them to build and to plant,”(F) declares the Lord. 29 “In those days people will no longer say,

‘The parents(G) have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’(H)

30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin;(I) whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.

31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant(J)
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant(K)
I made with their ancestors(L)
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,(M)
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband(N) to[a] them,[b]
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds(O)
and write it on their hearts.(P)
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.(Q)
34 No longer will they teach(R) their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know(S) me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive(T) their wickedness
and will remember their sins(U) no more.”

35 This is what the Lord says,

he who appoints(V) the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,(W)
who stirs up the sea(X)
so that its waves roar(Y)
the Lord Almighty is his name:(Z)
36 “Only if these decrees(AA) vanish from my sight,”
declares the Lord,
“will Israel(AB) ever cease
being a nation before me.”

37 This is what the Lord says:

“Only if the heavens above can be measured(AC)
and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject(AD) all the descendants of Israel
because of all they have done,”
declares the Lord.

38 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when this city will be rebuilt(AE) for me from the Tower of Hananel(AF) to the Corner Gate.(AG) 39 The measuring line(AH) will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah. 40 The whole valley(AI) where dead bodies(AJ) and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley(AK) on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate,(AL) will be holy(AM) to the Lord. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”

Jeremiah Buys a Field

32 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth(AN) year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth(AO) year of Nebuchadnezzar. The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging(AP) Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined(AQ) in the courtyard of the guard(AR) in the royal palace of Judah.

Now Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him there, saying, “Why do you prophesy(AS) as you do? You say, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will capture(AT) it. Zedekiah(AU) king of Judah will not escape(AV) the Babylonians[c](AW) but will certainly be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes. He will take(AX) Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will remain until I deal with him,(AY) declares the Lord. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will not succeed.’”(AZ)

Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me: Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth,(BA) because as nearest relative it is your right and duty(BB) to buy it.’

“Then, just as the Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field(BC) at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’

“I knew that this was the word of the Lord; so I bought the field(BD) at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels[d] of silver.(BE) 10 I signed and sealed the deed,(BF) had it witnessed,(BG) and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11 I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy— 12 and I gave this deed to Baruch(BH) son of Neriah,(BI) the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

13 “In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions: 14 ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed(BJ) and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. 15 For this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’(BK)

16 “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch(BL) son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord:

17 “Ah, Sovereign Lord,(BM) you have made the heavens and the earth(BN) by your great power and outstretched arm.(BO) Nothing is too hard(BP) for you. 18 You show love(BQ) to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps(BR) of their children(BS) after them. Great and mighty God,(BT) whose name is the Lord Almighty,(BU) 19 great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds.(BV) Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind;(BW) you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.(BX) 20 You performed signs and wonders(BY) in Egypt(BZ) and have continued them to this day, in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown(CA) that is still yours. 21 You brought your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, by a mighty hand(CB) and an outstretched arm(CC) and with great terror.(CD) 22 You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.(CE) 23 They came in and took possession(CF) of it, but they did not obey you or follow your law;(CG) they did not do what you commanded them to do. So you brought all this disaster(CH) on them.

24 “See how the siege ramps(CI) are built up to take the city. Because of the sword, famine and plague,(CJ) the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said(CK) has happened,(CL) as you now see. 25 And though the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians, you, Sovereign Lord, say to me, ‘Buy the field(CM) with silver and have the transaction witnessed.(CN)’”

26 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.(CO) Is anything too hard for me?(CP) 28 Therefore this is what the Lord says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the Babylonians and to Nebuchadnezzar(CQ) king of Babylon, who will capture it.(CR) 29 The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down,(CS) along with the houses(CT) where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings(CU) to other gods.(CV)

30 “The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth;(CW) indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but arouse my anger(CX) with what their hands have made,(CY) declares the Lord. 31 From the day it was built until now, this city(CZ) has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove(DA) it from my sight. 32 The people of Israel and Judah have provoked(DB) me by all the evil(DC) they have done—they, their kings and officials,(DD) their priests and prophets, the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem. 33 They turned their backs(DE) to me and not their faces; though I taught(DF) them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.(DG) 34 They set up their vile images(DH) in the house that bears my Name(DI) and defiled(DJ) it. 35 They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(DK) to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek,(DL) though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind(DM)—that they should do such a detestable(DN) thing and so make Judah sin.(DO)

36 “You are saying about this city, ‘By the sword, famine and plague(DP) it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon’; but this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 37 I will surely gather(DQ) them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger(DR) and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety.(DS) 38 They will be my people,(DT) and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness(DU) of heart and action, so that they will always fear(DV) me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant(DW) with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire(DX) them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.(DY) 41 I will rejoice(DZ) in doing them good(EA) and will assuredly plant(EB) them in this land with all my heart and soul.(EC)

42 “This is what the Lord says: As I have brought all this great calamity(ED) on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised(EE) them. 43 Once more fields will be bought(EF) in this land of which you say, ‘It is a desolate(EG) waste, without people or animals, for it has been given into the hands of the Babylonians.’ 44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds(EH) will be signed, sealed and witnessed(EI) in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev,(EJ) because I will restore(EK) their fortunes,[e] declares the Lord.”


  1. Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  2. Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  3. Jeremiah 32:4 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 5, 24, 25, 28, 29 and 43
  4. Jeremiah 32:9 That is, about 7 ounces or about 200 grams
  5. Jeremiah 32:44 Or will bring them back from captivity

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 31:27 : S Jer 16:14
  2. Jeremiah 31:27 : Hos 2:23
  3. Jeremiah 31:28 : S Job 29:2
  4. Jeremiah 31:28 : S Dt 29:28
  5. Jeremiah 31:28 : S Jer 18:8
  6. Jeremiah 31:28 : S Dt 28:63; S 30:9; S Jer 1:10; Eze 36:10-11; Am 9:14
  7. Jeremiah 31:29 : S Ge 9:25; Dt 24:16; La 5:7
  8. Jeremiah 31:29 : Eze 18:2
  9. Jeremiah 31:30 : S 2Ki 14:6; S Isa 3:11; Gal 6:7
  10. Jeremiah 31:31 : S Dt 29:14; S Isa 42:6; S 54:10; S Lk 22:20; Heb 8:8-12*; 10:16-17
  11. Jeremiah 31:32 : S Ex 24:8
  12. Jeremiah 31:32 : Dt 5:3
  13. Jeremiah 31:32 : Jer 11:4
  14. Jeremiah 31:32 : S Isa 54:5
  15. Jeremiah 31:33 : S Ex 4:15
  16. Jeremiah 31:33 : S Dt 6:6; S 2Co 3:3
  17. Jeremiah 31:33 : S Jer 11:4; Heb 10:16
  18. Jeremiah 31:34 : 1Jn 2:27
  19. Jeremiah 31:34 : S Isa 11:9; S Jn 6:45
  20. Jeremiah 31:34 : Ps 85:2; 130:4; Jer 33:8; 50:20
  21. Jeremiah 31:34 : S Job 7:21; S Isa 38:17; Mic 7:19; Heb 10:17*
  22. Jeremiah 31:35 : Ps 136:7-9
  23. Jeremiah 31:35 : S Ge 1:16
  24. Jeremiah 31:35 : S Ex 14:21
  25. Jeremiah 31:35 : S Ps 93:3
  26. Jeremiah 31:35 : S Jer 10:16
  27. Jeremiah 31:36 : S Job 38:33; Jer 33:20-26
  28. Jeremiah 31:36 : Ps 89:36-37
  29. Jeremiah 31:37 : S Job 38:5; Jer 33:22
  30. Jeremiah 31:37 : Jer 33:24-26; Ro 11:1-5
  31. Jeremiah 31:38 : S Jer 30:18
  32. Jeremiah 31:38 : S Ne 3:1
  33. Jeremiah 31:38 : S 2Ki 14:13; S 2Ch 25:23
  34. Jeremiah 31:39 : S 1Ki 7:23
  35. Jeremiah 31:40 : S Jer 2:23; 7:31-32
  36. Jeremiah 31:40 : S Jer 8:2
  37. Jeremiah 31:40 : S 2Sa 15:23; Jn 18:1
  38. Jeremiah 31:40 : S 2Ki 11:16
  39. Jeremiah 31:40 : S Isa 4:3; Joel 3:17; Zec 14:21
  40. Jeremiah 32:1 : 2Ki 25:1
  41. Jeremiah 32:1 : Jer 25:1
  42. Jeremiah 32:2 : S 2Ki 25:1
  43. Jeremiah 32:2 : S Ps 88:8
  44. Jeremiah 32:2 : S Ne 3:25
  45. Jeremiah 32:3 : Jer 26:8-9
  46. Jeremiah 32:3 : ver 28; Jer 21:4; 34:2-3
  47. Jeremiah 32:4 : Jer 34:21; 44:30
  48. Jeremiah 32:4 : S Jer 21:7; 38:18, 23; 39:5-7; 52:9
  49. Jeremiah 32:4 : ver 24
  50. Jeremiah 32:5 : Jer 39:7; Eze 12:13
  51. Jeremiah 32:5 : S 2Ki 25:7
  52. Jeremiah 32:5 : Jer 21:4; La 1:14
  53. Jeremiah 32:7 : S Jos 21:18
  54. Jeremiah 32:7 : Lev 25:24-25; S Ru 4:3-4; Mt 27:10*
  55. Jeremiah 32:8 : ver 25
  56. Jeremiah 32:9 : Jer 37:12
  57. Jeremiah 32:9 : S Ge 23:16
  58. Jeremiah 32:10 : Ge 23:20
  59. Jeremiah 32:10 : S Ru 4:9; S Isa 8:2
  60. Jeremiah 32:12 : ver 16; Jer 36:4; 43:3, 6; 45:1
  61. Jeremiah 32:12 : Jer 51:59
  62. Jeremiah 32:14 : S Isa 8:16
  63. Jeremiah 32:15 : ver 43-44; Isa 44:26; Jer 30:18; Eze 28:26; Am 9:14-15
  64. Jeremiah 32:16 : S ver 12
  65. Jeremiah 32:17 : Jer 1:6
  66. Jeremiah 32:17 : S Ge 1:1; S Jer 10:16
  67. Jeremiah 32:17 : S Dt 9:29; 2Ki 19:15; Ps 102:25
  68. Jeremiah 32:17 : S 2Ki 3:18; Jer 51:15; S Mt 19:26
  69. Jeremiah 32:18 : S Dt 5:10
  70. Jeremiah 32:18 : S Ps 79:12
  71. Jeremiah 32:18 : S Ex 20:5; S Ps 109:14
  72. Jeremiah 32:18 : Jer 10:6
  73. Jeremiah 32:18 : S Jer 10:16
  74. Jeremiah 32:19 : S Job 12:13; Da 2:20
  75. Jeremiah 32:19 : S Job 14:16; S Pr 5:21; Jer 16:17
  76. Jeremiah 32:19 : S Job 34:11; S Mt 16:27
  77. Jeremiah 32:20 : S Ex 3:20; S Job 9:10
  78. Jeremiah 32:20 : Ex 9:16
  79. Jeremiah 32:20 : S Isa 55:13; S Jer 13:11
  80. Jeremiah 32:21 : S Ex 6:6; Da 9:15
  81. Jeremiah 32:21 : S Dt 5:15; S Jer 6:12
  82. Jeremiah 32:21 : S Dt 26:8
  83. Jeremiah 32:22 : S Ex 3:8; Eze 20:6
  84. Jeremiah 32:23 : S Ps 44:2; 78:54-55
  85. Jeremiah 32:23 : S Ex 16:28; S Jos 1:7; S 1Ki 9:6; S Jer 11:8
  86. Jeremiah 32:23 : S Dt 28:64; 31:29; Da 9:14
  87. Jeremiah 32:24 : S 2Sa 20:15; S Jer 6:6
  88. Jeremiah 32:24 : S Jer 14:12
  89. Jeremiah 32:24 : Dt 4:25-26; Jos 23:15-16
  90. Jeremiah 32:24 : S Dt 28:2
  91. Jeremiah 32:25 : S ver 8
  92. Jeremiah 32:25 : S Isa 8:2
  93. Jeremiah 32:27 : S Nu 16:22
  94. Jeremiah 32:27 : S Ge 18:14; S 2Ki 3:18
  95. Jeremiah 32:28 : S 2Ch 36:17
  96. Jeremiah 32:28 : S ver 3; S Jer 21:10
  97. Jeremiah 32:29 : S 2Ch 36:19
  98. Jeremiah 32:29 : S Jer 19:13
  99. Jeremiah 32:29 : Jer 44:18
  100. Jeremiah 32:29 : S Jer 7:9
  101. Jeremiah 32:30 : S Ps 25:7; S Jer 22:21
  102. Jeremiah 32:30 : Jer 8:19
  103. Jeremiah 32:30 : Jer 25:7
  104. Jeremiah 32:31 : 1Ki 11:7-8; 2Ki 21:4-5; Mt 23:37
  105. Jeremiah 32:31 : S 2Ki 23:27
  106. Jeremiah 32:32 : S 1Ki 14:9
  107. Jeremiah 32:32 : Da 9:8
  108. Jeremiah 32:32 : S Jer 2:26; S 44:9
  109. Jeremiah 32:33 : S 1Ki 14:9; S Ps 14:3; Jer 2:27; Eze 8:16; Zec 7:11
  110. Jeremiah 32:33 : S Dt 4:5; S Isa 28:9; S Jer 7:13
  111. Jeremiah 32:33 : S Jer 7:28
  112. Jeremiah 32:34 : S 2Ki 21:4; Eze 8:3-16
  113. Jeremiah 32:34 : Jer 7:10; 34:15
  114. Jeremiah 32:34 : S Jer 7:30
  115. Jeremiah 32:35 : Jer 19:2
  116. Jeremiah 32:35 : S Lev 18:21
  117. Jeremiah 32:35 : S Jer 19:5
  118. Jeremiah 32:35 : S 1Ki 14:24
  119. Jeremiah 32:35 : S Jer 25:7
  120. Jeremiah 32:36 : ver 24
  121. Jeremiah 32:37 : S Isa 11:12
  122. Jeremiah 32:37 : Jer 21:5
  123. Jeremiah 32:37 : S Lev 25:18; Eze 34:28; 39:26
  124. Jeremiah 32:38 : Jer 24:7; 2Co 6:16*
  125. Jeremiah 32:39 : S 2Ch 30:12; S Ps 86:11; Jn 17:21; Ac 4:32
  126. Jeremiah 32:39 : S Dt 6:24; S 10:16
  127. Jeremiah 32:40 : S Ge 9:16; S Isa 42:6
  128. Jeremiah 32:40 : S Dt 4:10
  129. Jeremiah 32:40 : S Jer 24:7
  130. Jeremiah 32:41 : S Dt 28:63; S Isa 62:4
  131. Jeremiah 32:41 : S Dt 28:3-12
  132. Jeremiah 32:41 : Jer 24:6; 31:28
  133. Jeremiah 32:41 : Mic 7:18
  134. Jeremiah 32:42 : La 3:38
  135. Jeremiah 32:42 : S Jer 29:10
  136. Jeremiah 32:43 : ver 15
  137. Jeremiah 32:43 : Jer 33:12
  138. Jeremiah 32:44 : ver 10
  139. Jeremiah 32:44 : S Ru 4:9; S Isa 8:2
  140. Jeremiah 32:44 : S Jer 17:26
  141. Jeremiah 32:44 : S Ezr 9:9; Ps 14:7
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1 Timothy 3

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

Here is a trustworthy saying:(A) Whoever aspires to be an overseer(B) desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach,(C) faithful to his wife,(D) temperate,(E) self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,(F) able to teach,(G) not given to drunkenness,(H) not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,(I) not a lover of money.(J) He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect.(K) (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)(L) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited(M) and fall under the same judgment(N) as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders,(O) so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.(P)

In the same way, deacons[b](Q) are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine,(R) and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.(S) 10 They must first be tested;(T) and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women[c] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers(U) but temperate(V) and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife(W) and must manage his children and his household well.(X) 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Reasons for Paul’s Instructions

14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church(Y) of the living God,(Z) the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16 Beyond all question, the mystery(AA) from which true godliness(AB) springs is great:

He appeared in the flesh,(AC)
was vindicated by the Spirit,[d]
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,(AD)
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.(AE)


  1. 1 Timothy 3:4 Or him with proper
  2. 1 Timothy 3:8 The word deacons refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in verse 12; and in Romans 16:1 and Phil. 1:1.
  3. 1 Timothy 3:11 Possibly deacons’ wives or women who are deacons
  4. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or vindicated in spirit
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Psalm 88

Psalm 88[a]

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.[b] A maskil[c] of Heman the Ezrahite.

Lord, you are the God who saves me;(A)
day and night I cry out(B) to you.
May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles(C)
and my life draws near to death.(D)
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;(E)
I am like one without strength.(F)
I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off(G) from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.(H)
Your wrath(I) lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d](J)
You have taken from me my closest friends(K)
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined(L) and cannot escape;(M)
my eyes(N) are dim with grief.

I call(O) to you, Lord, every day;
I spread out my hands(P) to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
Do their spirits rise up and praise you?(Q)
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
your faithfulness(R) in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help,(S) Lord;
in the morning(T) my prayer comes before you.(U)
14 Why, Lord, do you reject(V) me
and hide your face(W) from me?

15 From my youth(X) I have suffered(Y) and been close to death;
I have borne your terrors(Z) and am in despair.(AA)
16 Your wrath(AB) has swept over me;
your terrors(AC) have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;(AD)
they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend(AE) and neighbor—
darkness is my closest friend.


  1. Psalm 88:1 In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.
  2. Psalm 88:1 Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction”
  3. Psalm 88:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  4. Psalm 88:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
  5. Psalm 88:11 Hebrew Abaddon
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Proverbs 25:20-22

20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
or like vinegar poured on a wound,
is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals(A) on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.(B)

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10/17/2018 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 30:1-31:26, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, Psalms 87:1-7, Proverbs 25:18-19

Today is the 17th day of October. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today for the next step forward as we kind of move through the center of the week and prepare for the back half of the week. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Jeremiah chapter 30 verse 1 through 31 verse 26 today.


Thank you, Father for another day in your word and as we move to the center of another week and into the back half of another month we feel the sense of time moving forward and you drawing us deeper and deeper into your story and our story intertwined. We thank you Father for the ways that you disrupt us, for the ways that you encourage us, for the ways that you heal us and bring comfort. We love you Lord, We surrender to you, we submit to you, and we invite your Holy Spirit to come, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life, lead us into all truth, we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday October 17, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 30:1-31:26

Restoration of Israel

30 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write(A) in a book all the words I have spoken to you. The days(B) are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring(C) my people Israel and Judah back from captivity[a] and restore(D) them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the Lord.”

These are the words the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah: “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Cries of fear(E) are heard—
terror, not peace.
Ask and see:
Can a man bear children?
Then why do I see every strong man
with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor,(F)
every face turned deathly pale?(G)
How awful that day(H) will be!
No other will be like it.
It will be a time of trouble(I) for Jacob,
but he will be saved(J) out of it.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty,
‘I will break the yoke(K) off their necks
and will tear off their bonds;(L)
no longer will foreigners enslave them.(M)
Instead, they will serve the Lord their God
and David(N) their king,(O)
whom I will raise up for them.

10 “‘So do not be afraid,(P) Jacob my servant;(Q)
do not be dismayed, Israel,’
declares the Lord.
‘I will surely save(R) you out of a distant place,
your descendants from the land of their exile.
Jacob will again have peace and security,(S)
and no one will make him afraid.(T)
11 I am with you(U) and will save you,’
declares the Lord.
‘Though I completely destroy all the nations
among which I scatter you,
I will not completely destroy(V) you.
I will discipline(W) you but only in due measure;
I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’(X)

12 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘Your wound(Y) is incurable,
your injury beyond healing.(Z)
13 There is no one to plead your cause,(AA)
no remedy for your sore,
no healing(AB) for you.
14 All your allies(AC) have forgotten you;
they care nothing for you.
I have struck you as an enemy(AD) would
and punished you as would the cruel,(AE)
because your guilt is so great
and your sins(AF) so many.
15 Why do you cry out over your wound,
your pain that has no cure?(AG)
Because of your great guilt and many sins
I have done these things to you.(AH)

16 “‘But all who devour(AI) you will be devoured;
all your enemies will go into exile.(AJ)
Those who plunder(AK) you will be plundered;
all who make spoil of you I will despoil.
17 But I will restore you to health
and heal(AL) your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,(AM)
Zion for whom no one cares.’(AN)

18 “This is what the Lord says:

“‘I will restore the fortunes(AO) of Jacob’s tents(AP)
and have compassion(AQ) on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt(AR) on her ruins,
and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 From them will come songs(AS) of thanksgiving(AT)
and the sound of rejoicing.(AU)
I will add to their numbers,(AV)
and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,(AW)
and they will not be disdained.
20 Their children(AX) will be as in days of old,
and their community will be established(AY) before me;
I will punish(AZ) all who oppress them.
21 Their leader(BA) will be one of their own;
their ruler will arise from among them.(BB)
I will bring him near(BC) and he will come close to me—
for who is he who will devote himself
to be close to me?’
declares the Lord.
22 “‘So you will be my people,(BD)
and I will be your God.(BE)’”

23 See, the storm(BF) of the Lord
will burst out in wrath,
a driving wind swirling down
on the heads of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger(BG) of the Lord will not turn back(BH)
until he fully accomplishes
the purposes of his heart.
In days to come
you will understand(BI) this.

31 “At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God(BJ) of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.”

This is what the Lord says:

“The people who survive the sword
will find favor(BK) in the wilderness;
I will come to give rest(BL) to Israel.”

The Lord appeared to us in the past,[b] saying:

“I have loved(BM) you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn(BN) you with unfailing kindness.
I will build you up again,
and you, Virgin(BO) Israel, will be rebuilt.(BP)
Again you will take up your timbrels(BQ)
and go out to dance(BR) with the joyful.(BS)
Again you will plant(BT) vineyards
on the hills of Samaria;(BU)
the farmers will plant them
and enjoy their fruit.(BV)
There will be a day when watchmen(BW) cry out
on the hills of Ephraim,
‘Come, let us go up to Zion,
to the Lord our God.’”(BX)

This is what the Lord says:

“Sing(BY) with joy for Jacob;
shout for the foremost(BZ) of the nations.
Make your praises heard, and say,
Lord, save(CA) your people,
the remnant(CB) of Israel.’
See, I will bring them from the land of the north(CC)
and gather(CD) them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind(CE) and the lame,(CF)
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;(CG)
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead(CH) them beside streams of water(CI)
on a level(CJ) path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,(CK)
and Ephraim is my firstborn son.

10 “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:(CL)
‘He who scattered(CM) Israel will gather(CN) them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’(CO)
11 For the Lord will deliver Jacob
and redeem(CP) them from the hand of those stronger(CQ) than they.
12 They will come and shout for joy(CR) on the heights(CS) of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty(CT) of the Lord
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,(CU)
the young of the flocks(CV) and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,(CW)
and they will sorrow(CX) no more.
13 Then young women will dance and be glad,
young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning(CY) into gladness;
I will give them comfort(CZ) and joy(DA) instead of sorrow.
14 I will satisfy(DB) the priests(DC) with abundance,
and my people will be filled with my bounty,(DD)
declares the Lord.

15 This is what the Lord says:

“A voice is heard in Ramah,(DE)
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,(DF)
because they are no more.”(DG)

16 This is what the Lord says:

“Restrain your voice from weeping
and your eyes from tears,(DH)
for your work will be rewarded,(DI)
declares the Lord.
“They will return(DJ) from the land of the enemy.
17 So there is hope(DK) for your descendants,”
declares the Lord.
“Your children(DL) will return to their own land.

18 “I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning:
‘You disciplined(DM) me like an unruly calf,(DN)
and I have been disciplined.
Restore(DO) me, and I will return,
because you are the Lord my God.
19 After I strayed,(DP)
I repented;
after I came to understand,
I beat(DQ) my breast.
I was ashamed(DR) and humiliated
because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’(DS)
20 Is not Ephraim my dear son,
the child(DT) in whom I delight?
Though I often speak against him,
I still remember(DU) him.
Therefore my heart yearns for him;
I have great compassion(DV) for him,”
declares the Lord.

21 “Set up road signs;
put up guideposts.(DW)
Take note of the highway,(DX)
the road that you take.
Return,(DY) Virgin(DZ) Israel,
return to your towns.
22 How long will you wander,(EA)
unfaithful(EB) Daughter Israel?
The Lord will create a new thing(EC) on earth—
the woman will return to[c](ED) the man.”

23 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,[d](EE) the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless(EF) you, you prosperous city,(EG) you sacred mountain.’(EH) 24 People will live(EI) together in Judah and all its towns—farmers and those who move about with their flocks.(EJ) 25 I will refresh the weary(EK) and satisfy the faint.”(EL)

26 At this I awoke(EM) and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.


  1. Jeremiah 30:3 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel and Judah
  2. Jeremiah 31:3 Or Lord has appeared to us from afar
  3. Jeremiah 31:22 Or will protect
  4. Jeremiah 31:23 Or I restore their fortunes

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 30:2 : S Isa 30:8; S Jer 36:2
  2. Jeremiah 30:3 : S Jer 16:14; S 24:6
  3. Jeremiah 30:3 : S Jer 29:14
  4. Jeremiah 30:3 : S Jer 16:15
  5. Jeremiah 30:5 : Jer 6:25
  6. Jeremiah 30:6 : S Jer 4:31
  7. Jeremiah 30:6 : S Isa 29:22
  8. Jeremiah 30:7 : S Isa 2:12
  9. Jeremiah 30:7 : S Isa 22:5; Zep 1:15
  10. Jeremiah 30:7 : ver 10; Jer 23:3
  11. Jeremiah 30:8 : S Isa 9:4
  12. Jeremiah 30:8 : Ps 107:14
  13. Jeremiah 30:8 : Jer 25:14; 27:7; Eze 34:27
  14. Jeremiah 30:9 : S Mt 1:1
  15. Jeremiah 30:9 : ver 21; S 1Sa 13:14; Jer 33:15; Eze 34:23-24; 37:24; Hos 1:11; 3:5
  16. Jeremiah 30:10 : S Isa 41:10
  17. Jeremiah 30:10 : S Isa 44:2
  18. Jeremiah 30:10 : S ver 7; S Jer 29:14
  19. Jeremiah 30:10 : Isa 35:9; S Jer 17:25
  20. Jeremiah 30:10 : S Isa 29:22; S 54:4; S Jer 23:4; Eze 34:25-28
  21. Jeremiah 30:11 : S Jos 1:5
  22. Jeremiah 30:11 : S Lev 26:44; S Jer 5:18; 46:28
  23. Jeremiah 30:11 : S Jer 10:24
  24. Jeremiah 30:11 : Hos 11:9; Am 9:8
  25. Jeremiah 30:12 : S Job 6:4; S Jer 10:19
  26. Jeremiah 30:12 : S Jer 8:22
  27. Jeremiah 30:13 : S Jdg 6:31
  28. Jeremiah 30:13 : S Jer 8:22; 14:19; 46:11; Na 3:19
  29. Jeremiah 30:14 : S Jer 22:20; La 1:2
  30. Jeremiah 30:14 : S Job 13:24
  31. Jeremiah 30:14 : S Job 30:21
  32. Jeremiah 30:14 : S Jer 25:7
  33. Jeremiah 30:15 : S Jer 10:19
  34. Jeremiah 30:15 : S Pr 1:31; La 1:5
  35. Jeremiah 30:16 : S Isa 29:8; S 33:1; S Jer 2:3
  36. Jeremiah 30:16 : S Isa 14:2; Joel 3:4-8
  37. Jeremiah 30:16 : Jer 49:2; 50:10
  38. Jeremiah 30:17 : S Isa 1:5; Hos 6:1
  39. Jeremiah 30:17 : S Isa 6:12; Jer 33:24
  40. Jeremiah 30:17 : Ps 142:4
  41. Jeremiah 30:18 : ver 3; S Dt 30:3; Jer 31:23; 32:44
  42. Jeremiah 30:18 : S Nu 24:5
  43. Jeremiah 30:18 : Ps 102:13; Jer 33:26; Eze 39:25
  44. Jeremiah 30:18 : Jer 31:4, 24, 38; 33:7; Eze 36:10, 33; Am 9:14
  45. Jeremiah 30:19 : S Ps 9:2; Isa 35:10; S 51:11
  46. Jeremiah 30:19 : S Isa 51:3
  47. Jeremiah 30:19 : Ps 126:1-2; Jer 31:4
  48. Jeremiah 30:19 : S Ge 15:5; 22:17; Jer 33:22; Eze 37:26; Zec 2:4
  49. Jeremiah 30:19 : S Isa 44:23; S 60:9
  50. Jeremiah 30:20 : Isa 54:13; Jer 31:17; Zec 8:5
  51. Jeremiah 30:20 : Isa 54:14
  52. Jeremiah 30:20 : S Ex 23:22
  53. Jeremiah 30:21 : S ver 9; Jer 23:5-6
  54. Jeremiah 30:21 : Dt 17:15
  55. Jeremiah 30:21 : Nu 16:5
  56. Jeremiah 30:22 : S Isa 19:25; Hos 2:23
  57. Jeremiah 30:22 : S Lev 26:12
  58. Jeremiah 30:23 : S Jer 23:19
  59. Jeremiah 30:24 : Jer 4:8; La 1:12
  60. Jeremiah 30:24 : S Jer 4:28
  61. Jeremiah 30:24 : Jer 23:19-20
  62. Jeremiah 31:1 : S Lev 26:12
  63. Jeremiah 31:2 : Nu 14:20
  64. Jeremiah 31:2 : S Ex 33:14; S Dt 12:9
  65. Jeremiah 31:3 : S Dt 4:37
  66. Jeremiah 31:3 : Hos 11:4; Jn 6:44
  67. Jeremiah 31:4 : S 2Ki 19:21
  68. Jeremiah 31:4 : S Jer 1:10; S 30:18
  69. Jeremiah 31:4 : S Ge 31:27
  70. Jeremiah 31:4 : S Ex 15:20
  71. Jeremiah 31:4 : S Jer 30:19
  72. Jeremiah 31:5 : S Dt 20:6
  73. Jeremiah 31:5 : Jer 33:13; 50:19; Ob 1:19
  74. Jeremiah 31:5 : S Isa 37:30; Am 9:14
  75. Jeremiah 31:6 : S Isa 52:8; S 56:10
  76. Jeremiah 31:6 : ver 12; S Dt 33:19; Jer 50:4-5; Mic 4:2
  77. Jeremiah 31:7 : S Isa 12:6
  78. Jeremiah 31:7 : Dt 28:13; Isa 61:9
  79. Jeremiah 31:7 : Ps 14:7; 28:9
  80. Jeremiah 31:7 : S Isa 37:31
  81. Jeremiah 31:8 : S Jer 3:18
  82. Jeremiah 31:8 : S Ge 33:13; S Dt 30:4; S Ps 106:47; Eze 34:12-14
  83. Jeremiah 31:8 : Isa 42:16
  84. Jeremiah 31:8 : Eze 34:16; Mic 4:6
  85. Jeremiah 31:9 : S Ezr 3:12; Ps 126:5
  86. Jeremiah 31:9 : Isa 63:13
  87. Jeremiah 31:9 : S Nu 20:8; S Ps 1:3; S Isa 32:2
  88. Jeremiah 31:9 : S Isa 40:4; S 49:11
  89. Jeremiah 31:9 : S Ex 4:22; S Jer 3:4
  90. Jeremiah 31:10 : Isa 49:1; S 66:19; S Jer 25:22
  91. Jeremiah 31:10 : S Lev 26:33
  92. Jeremiah 31:10 : S Dt 30:4; S Isa 11:12; Jer 50:19
  93. Jeremiah 31:10 : Isa 40:11; Eze 34:12
  94. Jeremiah 31:11 : S Ex 6:6; Zec 9:16
  95. Jeremiah 31:11 : Ps 142:6
  96. Jeremiah 31:12 : S Ps 126:5
  97. Jeremiah 31:12 : Eze 17:23; 20:40; 40:2; Mic 4:1
  98. Jeremiah 31:12 : S Ps 36:8; Joel 3:18
  99. Jeremiah 31:12 : S Nu 18:12; Hos 2:21-22; Joel 2:19
  100. Jeremiah 31:12 : ver 24; S Isa 65:10
  101. Jeremiah 31:12 : S SS 4:15
  102. Jeremiah 31:12 : S Isa 30:19; S 62:5; Jn 16:22; S Rev 7:17
  103. Jeremiah 31:13 : S Isa 61:3
  104. Jeremiah 31:13 : S Isa 40:1
  105. Jeremiah 31:13 : Ps 30:11; S Isa 51:11
  106. Jeremiah 31:14 : ver 25
  107. Jeremiah 31:14 : Lev 7:35-36
  108. Jeremiah 31:14 : S Ps 36:8; S Isa 30:23
  109. Jeremiah 31:15 : S Jos 18:25
  110. Jeremiah 31:15 : S Ge 37:35
  111. Jeremiah 31:15 : S Jer 10:20; Mt 2:17-18*
  112. Jeremiah 31:16 : S Ps 30:5; S Isa 25:8; 30:19
  113. Jeremiah 31:16 : S Ru 2:12; S 2Ch 15:7
  114. Jeremiah 31:16 : Jer 30:3; Eze 11:17
  115. Jeremiah 31:17 : S Job 8:7; La 3:29
  116. Jeremiah 31:17 : S Jer 30:20
  117. Jeremiah 31:18 : S Job 5:17
  118. Jeremiah 31:18 : Jer 50:11; Hos 4:16; 10:11
  119. Jeremiah 31:18 : S Ps 80:3
  120. Jeremiah 31:19 : S Ps 95:10; S Jer 8:4; Eze 36:31
  121. Jeremiah 31:19 : Eze 21:12; Lk 18:13
  122. Jeremiah 31:19 : Ezr 9:6
  123. Jeremiah 31:19 : S Ps 25:7; S Jer 22:21
  124. Jeremiah 31:20 : La 3:33
  125. Jeremiah 31:20 : S Isa 44:21
  126. Jeremiah 31:20 : S 1Ki 3:26; S Ps 6:2; Isa 55:7; Mic 7:18
  127. Jeremiah 31:21 : Eze 21:19
  128. Jeremiah 31:21 : Isa 35:8; Jer 50:5
  129. Jeremiah 31:21 : Isa 52:11; S Jer 3:12
  130. Jeremiah 31:21 : ver 4
  131. Jeremiah 31:22 : S Jer 2:23
  132. Jeremiah 31:22 : S Jer 3:6
  133. Jeremiah 31:22 : Isa 43:19
  134. Jeremiah 31:22 : S Dt 32:10
  135. Jeremiah 31:23 : S Jer 30:18
  136. Jeremiah 31:23 : S Ge 28:3; S Nu 6:24
  137. Jeremiah 31:23 : S Isa 1:26
  138. Jeremiah 31:23 : S Ps 48:1; S Isa 2:2
  139. Jeremiah 31:24 : S Jer 30:18; Zec 8:4-8
  140. Jeremiah 31:24 : S ver 12
  141. Jeremiah 31:25 : S Isa 40:29
  142. Jeremiah 31:25 : Jn 4:14
  143. Jeremiah 31:26 : Zec 4:1
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1 Timothy 2

Instructions on Worship

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,(A) intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority,(B) that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness(C) and holiness. This is good, and pleases(D) God our Savior,(E) who wants(F) all people(G) to be saved(H) and to come to a knowledge of the truth.(I) For there is one God(J) and one mediator(K) between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,(L) who gave himself as a ransom(M) for all people. This has now been witnessed to(N) at the proper time.(O) And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying(P)—and a true and faithful teacher(Q) of the Gentiles.(R)

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands(S) without anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,(T) 10 but with good deeds,(U) appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission.(V) 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet.(W) 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.(X) 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.(Y) 15 But women[c] will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love(Z) and holiness with propriety.


  1. 1 Timothy 2:11 Or wife; also in verse 12
  2. 1 Timothy 2:12 Or over her husband
  3. 1 Timothy 2:15 Greek she
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Psalm 87

Psalm 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.(A)
The Lord loves the gates of Zion(B)
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,
city of God:[a](C)
“I will record Rahab[b](D) and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia(E) too, and Tyre(F), along with Cush[c]
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d](G)
Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.”
The Lord will write in the register(H) of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.”

As they make music(I) they will sing,
“All my fountains(J) are in you.”


  1. Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
  2. Psalm 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt
  3. Psalm 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region
  4. Psalm 87:4 Or “I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / ‘This one was born in Zion.’ / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.”
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Proverbs 25:18-19

18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow
is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.(A)
19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot
is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 25:18 : S Pr 12:18
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10/16/2018 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 28:1-29:32, 1 Timothy 1:1-20, Psalms 86:1-17, Proverbs 25:17

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi there, this is Judith from Reading in the United Kingdom. It’s the 12th of October. I’m calling with a few things I’ve thought of but I haven’t called in to say. Firstly, Bobby or Bonnie, I’m not sure which it was, from Pennsylvania a while ago called in to say she finished her job and had decided to stay home with her son. And just wanted to call to say I stay at home too with my 13 month old son and I was really encouraged to hear that that’s what you are doing too and trusting that God’s blessing you in that and I wanted you to know that I think that’s a great thing and I think that really honors God, what you’ve chosen to do. And also, been really blessed to hear a couple other people calling from the United Kingdom, really love to hear that. There was a girl, a long time ago now, I think a few months ago, ringing about a keloid scar that you had. And I’ve been thinking of you too and I’ll keep praying for you and really trusting that the Lord would give you we give you new perspective on that and this would be a time when He really changes your attitude and understanding of what’s beautiful to Him and how you can overcome these things that distract us and that you would find a new confidence that comes from Him and not just from the way you look, which I know is really hard. So, trusting that He’s with you in that. And thank you for calling. And been really blessed just to hear the way people…some of the women who call in about your husbands, you’re speaking about your husband’s with such respect and I really find that a blessing and an encouragement and trusting that God honors you in that because that’s a wonderful thing that you’re doing, praying for your husband’s. So, yeah, really loving hearing you guys. I never used to listen to the prayer requests but I’m really…

Hi, it’s Markoma, calling from down under down under, which is Hobart Tasmania. I’ve been a listener for two years and I have really enjoyed the program. It has really enriched my life. I listen every single day. I’ve worked for the last 4 ½ years in the prison service, as a correctional officer and recently have changed into probation and parole. There’s about one men and women on my caseload. I also am a mother of two sons and both are kind of haphazardly attending church without really making a commitment. So, prayers for them would be great. I enjoy hearing your calls and I do pray for you and thank you so much Brian and your family for the sacrifice with this amazing program. Okay. See ya.

Yes, hi Daily Audio Bible. I just wish to come to you in prayer and pray for my friend Matthew who lives in New Zealand. And Lord I just like to thank You for him Lord and ask Your blessing upon him. Lord I just pray Lord that You just __ Lord and just really…just touch his heart Lord. And Lord but wherever he goes Lord and as he’s working Lord in the Bakery place Lord, I just pray Lord that You just help him to be…be an angel to You Lord and be an angel to Your light Lord. And Lord I just thank You Lord that You just fill him up today Lord and Lord I just really thank You Lord that…for him Lord and just ask Your blessing upon him now in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen. You know, it’s really great to just be here with you and talk to you guys in prayer __. This is Matthew from Australia. And it’s now the 13th of the 10th and it’s 12:04 PM. So, I’d just like to thank Brian and all the family for being here and organizing this Daily Audio Bible podcast. You know __, I got my friend Matthew into reading…ya…listening to the Audio Bible here and he’s loved it ever since. It’s really, really great too…that you guys are still doing this ministry. Keep up the good work. I’ll call again soon. Thank you, bye-bye.

Hi Audio Bible family, my name is Kenisha out of Atlanta. I’m new…fairly new…to the Audio Bible. It has done my heart such pleasure to, you know, here all those words of encouragement from the prayer line and everything with you guys. And I just wanted to let you know that I do pray for a lot of you. I can’t remember the names of the people, but a lot of the…I do pray for each and every last one of you. I’m calling today for prayer for me and by daughter. I’m not sure what’s going on. She’s lost her way and I just can’t reach her. She’s 23 and her name is Alexis. And I don’t know. She went to school and she came back this different child or this different person. I’m just not used to her and I can’t reach her. And my heart is breaking right now because I just…I don’t know how to help her anymore. I just don’t and I’m at my breaking point with her. She’s just so disrespectful and so rude. I tried to teach her and told her to read the book of Proverbs and I just don’t know anymore. Could you just please pray for me and my family? Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday October 16, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 28-29

The False Prophet Hananiah

28 In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah(A) king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon,(B) said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people: “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will break the yoke(C) of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the articles(D) of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin[a](E) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”(F)

Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord. He said, “Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.(G) Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague(H) against many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.(I)

10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke(J) off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it, 11 and he said(K) before all the people, “This is what the Lord says: ‘In the same way I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.’” At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.

12 After the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 13 “Go and tell Hananiah, ‘This is what the Lord says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron. 14 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke(L) on the necks of all these nations to make them serve(M) Nebuchadnezzar(N) king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.(O)’”

15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent(P) you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies.(Q) 16 Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth.(R) This very year you are going to die,(S) because you have preached rebellion(T) against the Lord.’”

17 In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.(U)

A Letter to the Exiles

29 This is the text of the letter(V) that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(W) (This was after King Jehoiachin[b](X) and the queen mother,(Y) the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.) He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said:

This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried(Z) into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build(AA) houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.(AB) Also, seek(AC) the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray(AD) to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets(AE) and diviners among you deceive(AF) you. Do not listen to the dreams(AG) you encourage them to have.(AH) They are prophesying lies(AI) to you in my name. I have not sent(AJ) them,” declares the Lord.

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years(AK) are completed for Babylon, I will come to you(AL) and fulfill my good promise(AM) to bring you back(AN) to this place. 11 For I know the plans(AO) I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper(AP) you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(AQ) 12 Then you will call(AR) on me and come and pray(AS) to me, and I will listen(AT) to you. 13 You will seek(AU) me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.(AV) 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back(AW) from captivity.[c] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”(AX)

15 You may say, “The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,” 16 but this is what the Lord says about the king who sits on David’s throne and all the people who remain in this city, your fellow citizens who did not go with you into exile— 17 yes, this is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will send the sword, famine and plague(AY) against them and I will make them like figs(AZ) that are so bad they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent(BA) to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse[d](BB) and an object of horror,(BC) of scorn(BD) and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them. 19 For they have not listened to my words,”(BE) declares the Lord, “words that I sent to them again and again(BF) by my servants the prophets.(BG) And you exiles have not listened either,” declares the Lord.

20 Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, all you exiles whom I have sent(BH) away from Jerusalem to Babylon. 21 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies(BI) to you in my name: “I will deliver them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will put them to death before your very eyes. 22 Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: ‘May the Lord treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned(BJ) in the fire.’ 23 For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery(BK) with their neighbors’ wives, and in my name they have uttered lies—which I did not authorize. I know(BL) it and am a witness(BM) to it,” declares the Lord.

Message to Shemaiah

24 Tell Shemaiah the Nehelamite, 25 “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You sent letters in your own name to all the people in Jerusalem, to the priest Zephaniah(BN) son of Maaseiah, and to all the other priests. You said to Zephaniah, 26 ‘The Lord has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the Lord; you should put any maniac(BO) who acts like a prophet into the stocks(BP) and neck-irons. 27 So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you? 28 He has sent this message(BQ) to us in Babylon: It will be a long time.(BR) Therefore build(BS) houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.’”

29 Zephaniah(BT) the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 31 “Send this message to all the exiles: ‘This is what the Lord says about Shemaiah(BU) the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send(BV) him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies, 32 this is what the Lord says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants.(BW) He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good(BX) things I will do for my people, declares the Lord, because he has preached rebellion(BY) against me.’”


  1. Jeremiah 28:4 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin
  2. Jeremiah 29:2 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin
  3. Jeremiah 29:14 Or will restore your fortunes
  4. Jeremiah 29:18 That is, their names will be used in cursing (see verse 22); or, others will see that they are cursed.

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 28:1 : S 2Ch 36:11
  2. Jeremiah 28:1 : S Jos 9:3
  3. Jeremiah 28:2 : Jer 27:12
  4. Jeremiah 28:3 : S 2Ki 24:13
  5. Jeremiah 28:4 : S 2Ki 25:30; Jer 22:24-27
  6. Jeremiah 28:4 : Hos 7:3
  7. Jeremiah 28:6 : Zec 6:10
  8. Jeremiah 28:8 : Lev 26:14-17; Isa 5:5-7; Na 1:14
  9. Jeremiah 28:9 : S Dt 18:22; Eze 33:33
  10. Jeremiah 28:10 : S Lev 26:13; S 1Ki 22:11
  11. Jeremiah 28:11 : Jer 14:14; 27:10
  12. Jeremiah 28:14 : S Dt 28:48; S Jer 15:12
  13. Jeremiah 28:14 : Jer 25:11
  14. Jeremiah 28:14 : Jer 39:1; Da 1:1; 5:18
  15. Jeremiah 28:14 : S Jer 27:6
  16. Jeremiah 28:15 : Jer 29:31
  17. Jeremiah 28:15 : S Jer 7:4; 20:6; 29:21; La 2:14; Eze 13:6
  18. Jeremiah 28:16 : S Ge 7:4
  19. Jeremiah 28:16 : Dt 18:20; Zec 13:3
  20. Jeremiah 28:16 : Dt 13:5; Jer 29:32
  21. Jeremiah 28:17 : S 2Ki 1:17
  22. Jeremiah 29:1 : ver 28
  23. Jeremiah 29:1 : S 2Ch 36:10; S Jer 13:17
  24. Jeremiah 29:2 : S 2Ki 24:12
  25. Jeremiah 29:2 : S 2Ki 24:8
  26. Jeremiah 29:4 : S Jer 24:5
  27. Jeremiah 29:5 : ver 28
  28. Jeremiah 29:6 : Jer 30:19
  29. Jeremiah 29:7 : S Est 3:8
  30. Jeremiah 29:7 : 1Ti 2:1-2
  31. Jeremiah 29:8 : 1Jn 4:1
  32. Jeremiah 29:8 : Jer 37:9
  33. Jeremiah 29:8 : S Dt 13:1; S Jer 23:25
  34. Jeremiah 29:8 : S Jer 23:27
  35. Jeremiah 29:9 : S Jer 27:15; La 2:14; Eze 13:6
  36. Jeremiah 29:9 : Jer 23:21
  37. Jeremiah 29:10 : S 2Ch 36:21; S Da 9:2
  38. Jeremiah 29:10 : S Ru 1:6
  39. Jeremiah 29:10 : 1Ki 8:56; Jer 32:42; 33:14
  40. Jeremiah 29:10 : S Jer 16:14; S 24:6
  41. Jeremiah 29:11 : Ps 40:5
  42. Jeremiah 29:11 : Isa 55:12
  43. Jeremiah 29:11 : S Job 8:7; Zec 8:15
  44. Jeremiah 29:12 : Hos 2:23; Zep 3:12; Zec 13:9
  45. Jeremiah 29:12 : S 1Ki 8:30
  46. Jeremiah 29:12 : Ps 145:19; S Isa 55:6
  47. Jeremiah 29:13 : Mt 7:7
  48. Jeremiah 29:13 : S Dt 4:29; S 2Ch 6:37
  49. Jeremiah 29:14 : S Dt 30:3; Jer 30:3; Eze 39:25; Am 9:14; Zep 3:20
  50. Jeremiah 29:14 : Jer 23:3-4; 30:10; 46:27; Eze 37:21
  51. Jeremiah 29:17 : Jer 27:8
  52. Jeremiah 29:17 : S Isa 5:4
  53. Jeremiah 29:18 : S Jer 15:4
  54. Jeremiah 29:18 : S Nu 5:27; S Jer 18:16; S 22:10; 44:12
  55. Jeremiah 29:18 : S Dt 28:25
  56. Jeremiah 29:18 : S Dt 28:37; S Isa 28:22; S Mic 2:6
  57. Jeremiah 29:19 : Jer 6:19
  58. Jeremiah 29:19 : Jer 7:25
  59. Jeremiah 29:19 : S Jer 25:4
  60. Jeremiah 29:20 : S Jer 24:5
  61. Jeremiah 29:21 : ver 9; Jer 14:14
  62. Jeremiah 29:22 : Da 3:6
  63. Jeremiah 29:23 : S Jer 23:14
  64. Jeremiah 29:23 : S Heb 4:13
  65. Jeremiah 29:23 : S Ge 31:48; S Jer 7:11
  66. Jeremiah 29:25 : S 2Ki 25:18
  67. Jeremiah 29:26 : S 1Sa 10:11; Hos 9:7; S Jn 10:20
  68. Jeremiah 29:26 : Jer 20:2
  69. Jeremiah 29:28 : ver 1
  70. Jeremiah 29:28 : ver 10
  71. Jeremiah 29:28 : ver 5
  72. Jeremiah 29:29 : Jer 21:1
  73. Jeremiah 29:31 : ver 24
  74. Jeremiah 29:31 : S Jer 14:14
  75. Jeremiah 29:32 : S 1Sa 2:30-33
  76. Jeremiah 29:32 : ver 10
  77. Jeremiah 29:32 : S Jer 28:16
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1 Timothy 1

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God(A) our Savior(B) and of Christ Jesus our hope,(C)

To Timothy(D) my true son(E) in the faith:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.(F)

Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers

As I urged you when I went into Macedonia,(G) stay there in Ephesus(H) so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines(I) any longer or to devote themselves to myths(J) and endless genealogies.(K) Such things promote controversial speculations(L) rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart(M) and a good conscience(N) and a sincere faith.(O) Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers(P) of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.(Q)

We know that the law is good(R) if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous(S) but for lawbreakers and rebels,(T) the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine(U) 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.(V)

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength,(W) that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.(X) 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor(Y) and a violent man, I was shown mercy(Z) because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.(AA) 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly,(AB) along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.(AC)

15 Here is a trustworthy saying(AD) that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners(AE)—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy(AF) so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience(AG) as an example for those who would believe(AH) in him and receive eternal life.(AI) 17 Now to the King(AJ) eternal, immortal,(AK) invisible,(AL) the only God,(AM) be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.(AN)

The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18 Timothy, my son,(AO) I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you,(AP) so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,(AQ) 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience,(AR) which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.(AS) 20 Among them are Hymenaeus(AT) and Alexander,(AU) whom I have handed over to Satan(AV) to be taught not to blaspheme.

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Psalm 86

Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord, and answer(A) me,
for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
save your servant who trusts in you.(B)
You are my God; have mercy(C) on me, Lord,
for I call(D) to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust(E) in you.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love(F) to all who call to you.
Hear my prayer, Lord;
listen to my cry(G) for mercy.
When I am in distress,(H) I call(I) to you,
because you answer(J) me.

Among the gods(K) there is none like you,(L) Lord;
no deeds can compare with yours.
All the nations you have made
will come(M) and worship(N) before you, Lord;
they will bring glory(O) to your name.
10 For you are great(P) and do marvelous deeds;(Q)
you alone(R) are God.

11 Teach me your way,(S) Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;(T)
give me an undivided(U) heart,
that I may fear(V) your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;(W)
I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me;
you have delivered me(X) from the depths,
from the realm of the dead.(Y)

14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God;
ruthless people are trying to kill me—
they have no regard for you.(Z)
15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious(AA) God,
slow to anger,(AB) abounding(AC) in love and faithfulness.(AD)
16 Turn to me(AE) and have mercy(AF) on me;
show your strength(AG) in behalf of your servant;
save me, because I serve you
just as my mother did.(AH)
17 Give me a sign(AI) of your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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Proverbs 25:17

17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—
too much of you, and they will hate you.

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10/15/2018 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 26:1-27:22, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Psalms 85:1-13, Proverbs 25:16

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello, my name is Chad, I’m from the Detroit area. The reason why I’m calling is that I’ve heard a lot of other guys, you know, calling online talking about how they have a hard time dealing with porn addictions and I’d like to ask request for healing of my own. I, you know, it’s been ongoing for a number of years starting and stopping but, yeah, I just wanted to…with that and just ask for a prayer request there as well as my own personal health as I’m dealing with a few issues regards to allergies. Thank you.

Yes, my name is Dale Dennis. I have pancreatic cancer and I was informed of this in May of 2018. The reason for my call is I have a little brother that’s about 45 and he says that he can’t go on if something happens to me. So, I would like to have prayer for him. __. And also, prayer for my family and myself. My brother’s name is Mark Dennis. Our father passed away when I was 12 and my brother was 10. And then my mother got hit by a car, got hit head-on. She passed away later. All of our aunts, uncles on the Dennis side have passed away. My grandfather’s __ passed away as well. __ partner, she passed away from cancer. __ passed away. So, we’ve had a lot of death in our family. __ have passed away. I love the Lord. I have faith. I have faith and…maybe I can beat this cancer. Only 5% that have pancreatic cancer survive. __…

Good morning DABbers my name is Anna and I’m from Los Angeles. I am calling this early morning because I’m just under a lot of pressure and are a lot of desires and dreams in my heart that I’ve been praying for for a long time and I wanted to ask all of you to join me in prayer. The first is that I’m dealing with a bully at work and he’s a man. He’s been getting to the point where authorities have to be involved. It’s not only that I’m disturbed by his bullying behavior but I’m really bothered by the emotions that it brings up in me and really trying to press through and grow in not allowing what people say to me to ruffle my feathers and bother me but also be wise about what is not appropriate behavior, but please pray for wisdom. __ with my health. I’ve been losing my hair and I’ve been breaking out all over my body and the doctors are trying to find out what’s going on. Please pray for healing and restoration of my hair. Especially as a woman, it’s so important for me to have my beautiful long hair. And also, please pray for my heart. I have not been in a relationship for four years since I lost my boyfriend to a car accident. And recently I met someone, his name is Cameron and his heart is in a lot of tumult as he’s coming back to Christ. Please pray that he would be fully restored to Christ and that our relationship would be restored in peace and in purpose and, yeah, and joy. His name is Cameron and I love him very much and I have so much hope for him and I know that he needs to come to Christ on his own terms. And also, lastly if you could pray for me, I started a…

Hi this is Jay from New York City. I am a medical student. I’ve called before. I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible for about, I believe like 10 years now and I’m very thankful for this community. It’s always been present, especially during trying times. And I am very prayerful concerning DABbers needs. And I am also encouraged by their praise reports. It’s just a very real community and a very real place to just reflect and appreciate all that God is and all that he does. So, I’m currently…I’m nestled in a bit of a situation. It’s not impossible…as nothing is impossible with God. I’m in my last year of medical school and it’s been eight years. I kind of had to take a longer course because of my parent’s illnesses and because I also had some learning difficulties. I have a learning challenge. So, here I am, my last year, I’m getting a residency in __ and I took my step two CS which is part of the licensing procedure and I did not pass it. It’s comprised of clinical skills, applying clinical skills in a standardized setting with standardized patients who act like patients. I failed on many components and if you fail one component you fail the exam. So, I did not pass and it poses a little bit of a challenge…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday October 15, 2018 (NIV)

Jeremiah 26-27

Jeremiah Threatened With Death

26 Early in the reign of Jehoiakim(A) son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came from the Lord: “This is what the Lord says: Stand in the courtyard(B) of the Lord’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the Lord.(C) Tell(D) them everything I command you; do not omit(E) a word. Perhaps they will listen and each will turn(F) from their evil ways. Then I will relent(G) and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done. Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says: If you do not listen(H) to me and follow my law,(I) which I have set before you, and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened(J)), then I will make this house like Shiloh(K) and this city a curse[a](L) among all the nations of the earth.’”

The priests, the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the Lord. But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded(M) him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized(N) him and said, “You must die!(O) Why do you prophesy in the Lord’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?”(P) And all the people crowded(Q) around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the officials(R) of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the Lord and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate(S) of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death(T) because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”(U)

12 Then Jeremiah said to all the officials(V) and all the people: “The Lord sent me to prophesy(W) against this house and this city all the things you have heard.(X) 13 Now reform(Y) your ways and your actions and obey(Z) the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent(AA) and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. 14 As for me, I am in your hands;(AB) do with me whatever you think is good and right. 15 Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood(AC) on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words(AD) in your hearing.”

16 Then the officials(AE) and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man should not be sentenced to death!(AF) He has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.”

17 Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people, 18 “Micah(AG) of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“‘Zion(AH) will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,(AI)
the temple hill(AJ) a mound overgrown with thickets.’[b](AK)

19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah(AL) fear the Lord and seek(AM) his favor? And did not the Lord relent,(AN) so that he did not bring the disaster(AO) he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster(AP) on ourselves!”

20 (Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim(AQ) was another man who prophesied in the name of the Lord; he prophesied the same things against this city and this land as Jeremiah did. 21 When King Jehoiakim(AR) and all his officers and officials(AS) heard his words, the king was determined to put him to death.(AT) But Uriah heard of it and fled(AU) in fear to Egypt. 22 King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan(AV) son of Akbor to Egypt, along with some other men. 23 They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him struck down with a sword(AW) and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.)(AX)

24 Furthermore, Ahikam(AY) son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.

Judah to Serve Nebuchadnezzar

27 Early in the reign of Zedekiah[c](AZ) son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: This is what the Lord said to me: “Make a yoke(BA) out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck. Then send(BB) word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon,(BC) Tyre and Sidon(BD) through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah. Give them a message for their masters and say, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Tell this to your masters: With my great power and outstretched arm(BE) I made(BF) the earth and its people and the animals(BG) that are on it, and I give(BH) it to anyone I please. Now I will give all your countries into the hands of my servant(BI) Nebuchadnezzar(BJ) king of Babylon; I will make even the wild animals subject to him.(BK) All nations will serve(BL) him and his son and his grandson until the time(BM) for his land comes; then many nations and great kings will subjugate(BN) him.

“‘“If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish(BO) that nation with the sword,(BP) famine(BQ) and plague,(BR) declares the Lord, until I destroy it by his hand. So do not listen to your prophets,(BS) your diviners,(BT) your interpreters of dreams,(BU) your mediums(BV) or your sorcerers(BW) who tell you, ‘You will not serve(BX) the king of Babylon.’ 10 They prophesy lies(BY) to you that will only serve to remove(BZ) you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish. 11 But if any nation will bow its neck under the yoke(CA) of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let that nation remain in its own land to till it and to live(CB) there, declares the Lord.”’”

12 I gave the same message to Zedekiah king of Judah. I said, “Bow your neck under the yoke(CC) of the king of Babylon; serve him and his people, and you will live.(CD) 13 Why will you and your people die(CE) by the sword, famine and plague(CF) with which the Lord has threatened any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 14 Do not listen(CG) to the words of the prophets(CH) who say to you, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon,’ for they are prophesying lies(CI) to you. 15 ‘I have not sent(CJ) them,’ declares the Lord. ‘They are prophesying lies in my name.(CK) Therefore, I will banish you and you will perish,(CL) both you and the prophets who prophesy to you.’”

16 Then I said to the priests and all these people, “This is what the Lord says: Do not listen to the prophets who say, ‘Very soon now the articles(CM) from the Lord’s house will be brought back from Babylon.’ They are prophesying lies to you. 17 Do not listen(CN) to them. Serve the king of Babylon, and you will live.(CO) Why should this city become a ruin? 18 If they are prophets and have the word of the Lord, let them plead(CP) with the Lord Almighty that the articles remaining in the house of the Lord and in the palace of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem not be taken to Babylon. 19 For this is what the Lord Almighty says about the pillars, the bronze Sea,(CQ) the movable stands and the other articles(CR) that are left in this city, 20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away when he carried(CS) Jehoiachin[d](CT) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem— 21 yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says about the things that are left in the house of the Lord and in the palace of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem: 22 ‘They will be taken(CU) to Babylon and there they will remain until the day(CV) I come for them,’ declares the Lord. ‘Then I will bring(CW) them back and restore them to this place.’”


  1. Jeremiah 26:6 That is, its name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that it is cursed.
  2. Jeremiah 26:18 Micah 3:12
  3. Jeremiah 27:1 A few Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also 27:3,12 and 28:1); most Hebrew manuscripts Jehoiakim (Most Septuagint manuscripts do not have this verse.)
  4. Jeremiah 27:20 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 26:1 : 2Ki 23:36
  2. Jeremiah 26:2 : Jer 19:14
  3. Jeremiah 26:2 : S Jer 17:19
  4. Jeremiah 26:2 : S ver 12; S Jer 1:17; Mt 28:20; Ac 20:27
  5. Jeremiah 26:2 : Dt 4:2
  6. Jeremiah 26:3 : Dt 30:2; 2Ch 33:12-13; Isa 55:7; Jer 35:15; 36:7
  7. Jeremiah 26:3 : S Jer 18:8
  8. Jeremiah 26:4 : Lev 26:14; Jer 25:3
  9. Jeremiah 26:4 : Ex 20:1-23:33; S 1Ki 9:6; S Jer 11:8
  10. Jeremiah 26:5 : S Pr 1:24; S Isa 65:12; Jer 25:4; 44:5
  11. Jeremiah 26:6 : S Jos 18:1; S Jdg 18:31
  12. Jeremiah 26:6 : S Dt 28:25; S 2Ki 22:19
  13. Jeremiah 26:8 : Jer 43:1
  14. Jeremiah 26:8 : Ac 6:12; 21:27
  15. Jeremiah 26:8 : Lev 24:15-16; S Ne 9:26; S Jer 11:21
  16. Jeremiah 26:9 : S Lev 26:32; S Jer 9:11
  17. Jeremiah 26:9 : Ac 21:32
  18. Jeremiah 26:10 : ver 16; Jer 34:19; Eze 22:27
  19. Jeremiah 26:10 : S Ge 23:10
  20. Jeremiah 26:11 : Dt 18:20; S Jer 11:21; 18:23; Mt 26:66; Ac 6:11
  21. Jeremiah 26:11 : S Ps 44:1
  22. Jeremiah 26:12 : Jer 1:18
  23. Jeremiah 26:12 : S Isa 6:8; Am 7:15; Ac 4:18-20; 5:29
  24. Jeremiah 26:12 : S ver 2, 15
  25. Jeremiah 26:13 : S Jer 7:5; Joel 2:12-14
  26. Jeremiah 26:13 : Jer 11:4
  27. Jeremiah 26:13 : S Jer 18:8
  28. Jeremiah 26:14 : Jos 9:25; Jer 38:5
  29. Jeremiah 26:15 : S Dt 19:10
  30. Jeremiah 26:15 : S ver 12; S Jer 1:17
  31. Jeremiah 26:16 : S ver 10; S Ac 23:9
  32. Jeremiah 26:16 : Ac 23:29
  33. Jeremiah 26:18 : Mic 1:1
  34. Jeremiah 26:18 : Isa 2:3
  35. Jeremiah 26:18 : S 2Ki 25:9; S Ne 4:2; Jer 9:11
  36. Jeremiah 26:18 : Mic 4:1; Zec 8:3
  37. Jeremiah 26:18 : S Jer 17:3
  38. Jeremiah 26:19 : S 1Ch 3:13; 2Ch 32:24-26; Isa 37:14-20
  39. Jeremiah 26:19 : S 1Sa 13:12
  40. Jeremiah 26:19 : S Ex 32:14; S Jer 18:8
  41. Jeremiah 26:19 : Jer 44:7
  42. Jeremiah 26:19 : Hab 2:10
  43. Jeremiah 26:20 : S Jos 9:17
  44. Jeremiah 26:21 : S 1Ki 19:2
  45. Jeremiah 26:21 : ver 10
  46. Jeremiah 26:21 : Jer 2:30; Mt 23:37
  47. Jeremiah 26:21 : S Ge 31:21; Mt 10:23
  48. Jeremiah 26:22 : Jer 36:12, 25
  49. Jeremiah 26:23 : Heb 11:37
  50. Jeremiah 26:23 : 2Ki 23:6
  51. Jeremiah 26:24 : S 2Ki 22:12
  52. Jeremiah 27:1 : S 2Ch 36:11
  53. Jeremiah 27:2 : S Lev 26:13; S 1Ki 22:11
  54. Jeremiah 27:3 : S Jer 25:17
  55. Jeremiah 27:3 : S Jer 25:21
  56. Jeremiah 27:3 : S Ge 10:15; S Jer 25:22
  57. Jeremiah 27:5 : S Dt 9:29
  58. Jeremiah 27:5 : S Ge 1:1
  59. Jeremiah 27:5 : S Ge 1:25
  60. Jeremiah 27:5 : Ps 115:16; Da 4:17
  61. Jeremiah 27:6 : S Jer 25:9
  62. Jeremiah 27:6 : S Jer 21:7
  63. Jeremiah 27:6 : Jer 28:14; Da 2:37-38
  64. Jeremiah 27:7 : S 2Ch 36:20; Da 5:18
  65. Jeremiah 27:7 : S Jer 25:12
  66. Jeremiah 27:7 : S Jer 25:14; 51:47; Da 5:28
  67. Jeremiah 27:8 : Jer 9:16
  68. Jeremiah 27:8 : Jer 21:9
  69. Jeremiah 27:8 : S Jer 5:12
  70. Jeremiah 27:8 : S Jer 14:12
  71. Jeremiah 27:9 : Eze 13:1-23
  72. Jeremiah 27:9 : S Ge 30:27; S Isa 44:25
  73. Jeremiah 27:9 : S Dt 13:1; S Jer 23:25
  74. Jeremiah 27:9 : S Dt 18:11
  75. Jeremiah 27:9 : S Ex 7:11
  76. Jeremiah 27:9 : Jer 6:14
  77. Jeremiah 27:10 : S Jer 23:25; S Mk 13:5
  78. Jeremiah 27:10 : S 2Ki 23:27
  79. Jeremiah 27:11 : S Jer 21:9
  80. Jeremiah 27:11 : Dt 6:2
  81. Jeremiah 27:12 : Jer 17:4
  82. Jeremiah 27:12 : S Jer 21:9
  83. Jeremiah 27:13 : Eze 18:31
  84. Jeremiah 27:13 : S Jer 14:12
  85. Jeremiah 27:14 : S Jer 23:16
  86. Jeremiah 27:14 : S Jer 14:13
  87. Jeremiah 27:14 : S Jer 14:14; S Mt 7:15
  88. Jeremiah 27:15 : S Jer 23:21
  89. Jeremiah 27:15 : Jer 29:9; 44:16
  90. Jeremiah 27:15 : S Jer 6:15; Mt 15:12-14
  91. Jeremiah 27:16 : 1Ki 7:48-50; S 2Ki 24:13
  92. Jeremiah 27:17 : Jer 23:16
  93. Jeremiah 27:17 : Jer 42:11
  94. Jeremiah 27:18 : S Nu 21:7; S 1Sa 7:8
  95. Jeremiah 27:19 : 1Ki 7:23-26
  96. Jeremiah 27:19 : S 1Ki 7:51; Jer 52:17-23
  97. Jeremiah 27:20 : S Dt 28:36; S 2Ch 36:10
  98. Jeremiah 27:20 : Jer 22:24; Mt 1:11
  99. Jeremiah 27:22 : S 2Ki 20:17; 25:13
  100. Jeremiah 27:22 : S 2Ch 36:21; S Jer 24:6
  101. Jeremiah 27:22 : S Ezr 7:19
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2 Thessalonians 3

Request for Prayer

As for other matters, brothers and sisters,(A) pray for us(B) that the message of the Lord(C) may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.(D) And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people,(E) for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful,(F) and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.(G) We have confidence(H) in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts(I) into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Warning Against Idleness

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,(J) we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from(K) every believer who is idle and disruptive(L) and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us.(M) For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example.(N) We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked(O) night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help,(P) but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.(Q) 10 For even when we were with you,(R) we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work(S) shall not eat.”

11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.(T) 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ(U) to settle down and earn the food they eat.(V) 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.(W)

14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them,(X) in order that they may feel ashamed.(Y) 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.(Z)

Final Greetings

16 Now may the Lord of peace(AA) himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.(AB)

17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand,(AC) which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.(AD)


  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Or tradition
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Psalm 85

Psalm 85[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
you restored the fortunes(A) of Jacob.
You forgave(B) the iniquity(C) of your people
and covered all their sins.[b]
You set aside all your wrath(D)
and turned from your fierce anger.(E)

Restore(F) us again, God our Savior,(G)
and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?(H)
Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive(I) us again,
that your people may rejoice(J) in you?
Show us your unfailing love,(K) Lord,
and grant us your salvation.(L)

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
he promises peace(M) to his people, his faithful servants—
but let them not turn to folly.(N)
Surely his salvation(O) is near those who fear him,
that his glory(P) may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness(Q) meet together;
righteousness(R) and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness(S) looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,(T)
and our land will yield(U) its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
and prepares the way for his steps.


  1. Psalm 85:1 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14.
  2. Psalm 85:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Proverbs 25:16

16 If you find honey, eat just enough—
too much of it, and you will vomit.(A)

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 25:16 : ver 27
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