10/31/2022 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 4:1-5:22, Hebrew 2:1-18, Psalms 103:1-22, Proverbs 26:23

Today is the 31st of October welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I can’t believe it. It’s the 31st day of October. So, this concludes our 10th month of a 12-month journey. And what a journey it has been. And on our journey through the Scriptures, we have made several transitions over the last couple of days. We’ve moved through and into new territory, which is where we find ourselves now. In the Old Testament we’re in the book of Lamentations. In the New Testament we have just begun the book of Hebrews, where we will camp out for little bit. And, so, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Today, Lamentations, chapters 4 and 5.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us here to the very end of 10 months journeying through Your word together. We thank You for all the different transitions we’ve moved through over the last few days through Titus, and Philemon and now the book of Hebrews moving out of the book of Jeremiah and into and through and completing today the book of Lamentations. And we are looking forward to starting a brand-new month, the 11th month of the year tomorrow in brand-new territory in the Old Testament as we prepare to navigate through the book of Ezekiel. And, so, we thank You for where we are in this year and all that You have taught us from all different facets of the Scriptures. And we take this moment to just be grateful. 10 months every day step-by-step day by day through Your Scriptures has brought us here to this place in life and in community. And, so, Lord, we ask that You continue to lead us into all truth. Lead us forward. Reveal the narrow path that leads to life, that we may walk in it. And guide our steps on the pathways of righteousness, we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday October 31, 2022 (NIV)

Lamentations 4-5

The Holy Stones Lie Scattered

(A)How the gold has grown dim,
how the pure gold is changed!
The holy stones lie scattered
(B)at the head of every street.

The precious sons of Zion,
worth their weight in (C)fine gold,
how they are regarded as (D)earthen pots,
the work of a potter's hands!

Even jackals offer the breast;
they nurse their young;
but the daughter of my people has become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.

The tongue of the nursing infant (E)sticks
to the roof of its mouth for thirst;
(F)the children beg for food,
but no one gives to them.

Those who once feasted on delicacies
perish in the streets;
(G)those who were brought up in purple
embrace ash heaps.

(H)For the chastisement[a] of the daughter of my people has been greater
than the punishment[b] of Sodom,
(I)which was overthrown in a moment,
and no hands were wrung for her.[c]

Her princes were purer than snow,
whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
the beauty of their form[d] was like sapphire.[e]

(J)Now their face is blacker than soot;
they are not recognized in the streets;
their skin has shriveled on their bones;
it has become as dry as wood.

Happier were the victims of the sword
than the victims of hunger,
who wasted away, pierced
by lack of the fruits of the field.

10 (K)The hands of (L)compassionate women
(M)have boiled their own children;
(N)they became their food
during the destruction of the daughter of my people.

11 (O)The Lord gave full vent to his wrath;
he poured out his hot anger,
and (P)he kindled a fire in Zion
that consumed its foundations.

12 (Q)The kings of the earth did not believe,
nor any of the inhabitants of the world,
that foe or enemy could enter
the gates of Jerusalem.

13 This was for (R)the sins of her prophets
and (S)the iniquities of her priests,
who shed in the midst of her
the blood of the righteous.

14 (T)They wandered, blind, through the streets;
they were so defiled with blood
(U)that no one was able to touch
their garments.

15 “Away! (V)Unclean!” people cried at them.
“Away! Away! Do not touch!”
So they became fugitives and wanderers;
people said among the nations,
“They shall stay with us no longer.”

16 (W)The Lord himself[f] has scattered them;
he will regard them no more;
(X)no honor was shown to the priests,
(Y)no favor to the elders.

17 (Z)Our eyes failed, ever watching
(AA)vainly for help;
in our watching we watched
for (AB)a nation which could not save.

18 (AC)They dogged our steps
so that we could not walk in our streets;
(AD)our end drew near; our days were numbered,
for our end had come.

19 Our pursuers were (AE)swifter
than the eagles in the heavens;
they chased us on the mountains;
they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

20 (AF)The breath of our nostrils, (AG)the Lord's anointed,
was captured (AH)in their pits,
of whom we said, (AI)“Under his shadow
we shall live among the nations.”

21 (AJ)Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
you who dwell in (AK)the land of Uz;
but to you also (AL)the cup shall pass;
you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.

22 (AM)The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;
he will keep you in exile no longer;[g]
but (AN)your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish;
he will uncover your sins.

Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord

(AO)Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see (AP)our disgrace!
(AQ)Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our homes to foreigners.
We have become orphans, fatherless;
our mothers are like widows.
We must pay for the water we drink;
the wood we get must be bought.
(AR)Our pursuers are at our necks;
we are weary; we are given no rest.
We have given the hand to (AS)Egypt, and to (AT)Assyria,
to get bread enough.
Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
(AU)and we bear their iniquities.
(AV)Slaves rule over us;
there is none to deliver us from their hand.
(AW)We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
because of the sword in the wilderness.
10 (AX)Our skin is hot as an oven
with (AY)the burning heat of famine.
11 Women are raped in Zion,
young women in the towns of Judah.
12 (AZ)Princes are hung up by their hands;
(BA)no respect is shown to the elders.
13 Young men are compelled to (BB)grind at the mill,
and boys stagger (BC)under loads of wood.
14 (BD)The old men have left the city gate,
the young men (BE)their music.
15 (BF)The joy of our hearts has ceased;
(BG)our dancing has been turned to mourning.
16 (BH)The crown has fallen from our head;
woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 For this (BI)our heart has become sick,
for these things (BJ)our eyes have grown dim,
18 for Mount Zion which lies desolate;
(BK)jackals prowl over it.
19 (BL)But you, O Lord, reign forever;
your throne endures to all generations.
20 (BM)Why do you forget us forever,
why do you forsake us for so many days?
21 (BN)Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!
Renew our days as of old—
22 (BO)unless you have utterly rejected us,
and you remain exceedingly angry with us.


  1. Lamentations 4:6 Or iniquity
  2. Lamentations 4:6 Or sin
  3. Lamentations 4:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  4. Lamentations 4:7 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  5. Lamentations 4:7 Hebrew lapis lazuli
  6. Lamentations 4:16 Hebrew The face of the Lord
  7. Lamentations 4:22 Or he will not exile you again

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 4:1 : [Isa. 1:22; Jer. 6:30]
  2. Lamentations 4:1 : ch. 2:19
  3. Lamentations 4:2 : Ps. 19:10
  4. Lamentations 4:2 : See Jer. 19:11
  5. Lamentations 4:4 : Ps. 22:15
  6. Lamentations 4:4 : [ch. 2:11]
  7. Lamentations 4:5 : [2 Sam. 1:24]
  8. Lamentations 4:6 : Matt. 10:15; Luke 10:12
  9. Lamentations 4:6 : Gen. 19:25; 2 Pet. 2:6; Jude 7
  10. Lamentations 4:8 : ch. 5:10; Job 30:30; [Ps. 119:83]
  11. Lamentations 4:10 : See Jer. 19:9
  12. Lamentations 4:10 : [1 Kgs. 3:26; Isa. 49:15]
  13. Lamentations 4:10 : [2 Kgs. 6:29]
  14. Lamentations 4:10 : Deut. 28:57
  15. Lamentations 4:11 : Ezek. 5:13
  16. Lamentations 4:11 : See Jer. 17:27
  17. Lamentations 4:12 : [Isa. 52:15; 53:1]
  18. Lamentations 4:13 : [ch. 2:20]; See Jer. 5:31; 23:21
  19. Lamentations 4:13 : [ch. 2:20]; See Jer. 5:31; 23:21
  20. Lamentations 4:14 : [Isa. 59:10]
  21. Lamentations 4:14 : [Num. 19:16]
  22. Lamentations 4:15 : [Lev. 13:45]
  23. Lamentations 4:16 : ch. 2:17
  24. Lamentations 4:16 : [Isa. 24:2]
  25. Lamentations 4:16 : ch. 5:12
  26. Lamentations 4:17 : Ps. 119:82, 123; [Jer. 3:23]
  27. Lamentations 4:17 : Ps. 119:82, 123; [Jer. 3:23]
  28. Lamentations 4:17 : Jer. 37:7, 8
  29. Lamentations 4:18 : ch. 3:52
  30. Lamentations 4:18 : Ezek. 7:2, 3, 6; Amos 8:2
  31. Lamentations 4:19 : Jer. 4:13; [2 Sam. 1:23; Hab. 1:8]
  32. Lamentations 4:20 : [Gen. 2:7]
  33. Lamentations 4:20 : [ch. 2:9; 2 Kgs. 25:5, 6]
  34. Lamentations 4:20 : [Ezek. 12:13; 17:20; 19:4, 8]
  35. Lamentations 4:20 : [Judg. 9:15; Ezek. 31:6, 17]
  36. Lamentations 4:21 : [ch. 1:21]
  37. Lamentations 4:21 : Job 1:1; Jer. 25:20
  38. Lamentations 4:21 : See Jer. 25:15, 16
  39. Lamentations 4:22 : [Isa. 40:2]
  40. Lamentations 4:22 : Obad. 10
  41. Lamentations 5:1 : Ps. 89:50
  42. Lamentations 5:1 : ch. 3:61
  43. Lamentations 5:2 : Ps. 79:1
  44. Lamentations 5:5 : [Josh. 10:24]
  45. Lamentations 5:6 : [Hos. 12:1]
  46. Lamentations 5:6 : [Hos. 12:1]
  47. Lamentations 5:7 : Jer. 31:29; Ezek. 18:2
  48. Lamentations 5:8 : [Prov. 30:21, 22]
  49. Lamentations 5:9 : [Jer. 6:25]
  50. Lamentations 5:10 : See ch. 4:8
  51. Lamentations 5:10 : [Deut. 32:24]
  52. Lamentations 5:12 : See 2 Kgs. 25:19-21
  53. Lamentations 5:12 : ch. 4:16
  54. Lamentations 5:13 : [Judg. 16:21]
  55. Lamentations 5:13 : [Josh. 9:27]
  56. Lamentations 5:14 : [See ver. 12 above]; ch. 4:16
  57. Lamentations 5:14 : [Isa. 24:8]
  58. Lamentations 5:15 : [See ver. 14 above]; [Isa. 24:8]
  59. Lamentations 5:15 : [Amos 8:10]
  60. Lamentations 5:16 : Ps. 89:39; Jer. 13:18; [ch. 1:1]
  61. Lamentations 5:17 : Isa. 1:5
  62. Lamentations 5:17 : See ch. 2:11
  63. Lamentations 5:18 : [Isa. 34:13]
  64. Lamentations 5:19 : Ps. 9:7; 102:12; 145:13
  65. Lamentations 5:20 : Ps. 13:1
  66. Lamentations 5:21 : Jer. 31:18; [Ps. 80:3, 7, 19]
  67. Lamentations 5:22 : Jer. 14:19
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Hebrews 2

Warning Against Neglecting Salvation

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since (A)the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and (B)every transgression or disobedience received a just (C)retribution, (D)how shall we escape if we (E)neglect such a great salvation? It was (F)declared at first by the Lord, and it was (G)attested to us (H)by those who heard, (I)while God also bore witness (J)by signs and wonders and various miracles and by (K)gifts of the Holy Spirit (L)distributed according to his will.

The Founder of Salvation

For it was not to angels that God subjected the world (M)to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere,

(N)“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,[a]
putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, (O)we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him (P)who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, (Q)crowned with glory and honor (R)because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might (S)taste death (T)for everyone.

10 For it (U)was fitting that he, (V)for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons (W)to glory, should make the (X)founder of their salvation (Y)perfect through suffering. 11 For (Z)he who sanctifies and (AA)those who are sanctified (AB)all have one source.[b] That is why he is not ashamed to call them (AC)brothers,[c] 12 saying,

(AD)“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the (AE)congregation I will sing your praise.”

13 And again,

(AF)“I will put my trust in him.”

And again,

(AG)“Behold, I and the children (AH)God has given me.”

14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise (AI)partook of the same things, that (AJ)through death he might (AK)destroy (AL)the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who (AM)through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he (AN)helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had (AO)to be made like his brothers in every respect, (AP)so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest (AQ)in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered (AR)when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.


  1. Hebrews 2:7 Some manuscripts insert and set him over the works of your hands
  2. Hebrews 2:11 Greek all are of one
  3. Hebrews 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 12

Cross references:

  1. Hebrews 2:2 : See Acts 7:53
  2. Hebrews 2:2 : [ch. 10:28; Num. 15:30, 31; Deut. 4:3; 17:2, 5, 12; 27:26]
  3. Hebrews 2:2 : ch. 10:35; 11:26
  4. Hebrews 2:3 : [ch. 10:28, 29; 12:25]
  5. Hebrews 2:3 : Matt. 22:5 (Gk.)
  6. Hebrews 2:3 : ch. 1:2
  7. Hebrews 2:3 : Mark 16:20; [Acts 5:32]
  8. Hebrews 2:3 : [Luke 1:2]
  9. Hebrews 2:4 : [See ver. 3 above]; Mark 16:20; [Acts 5:32]
  10. Hebrews 2:4 : Acts 2:22, 43
  11. Hebrews 2:4 : [1 Cor. 12:4, 11]
  12. Hebrews 2:4 : [Eph. 1:5]
  13. Hebrews 2:5 : ch. 6:5
  14. Hebrews 2:6 : Cited from Ps. 8:4-6
  15. Hebrews 2:8 : [1 Cor. 15:25]
  16. Hebrews 2:9 : ver. 7
  17. Hebrews 2:9 : Acts 3:13; 1 Pet. 1:21; See Acts 2:33
  18. Hebrews 2:9 : Phil. 2:7-9; See John 10:17
  19. Hebrews 2:9 : Matt. 16:28; John 8:52
  20. Hebrews 2:9 : See John 12:32
  21. Hebrews 2:10 : [Luke 24:26]
  22. Hebrews 2:10 : Rom. 11:36
  23. Hebrews 2:10 : [ch. 3:1; Rom. 8:30]
  24. Hebrews 2:10 : [ch. 5:9]
  25. Hebrews 2:10 : ch. 5:9; 7:28; Luke 13:32; [Phil. 3:12]
  26. Hebrews 2:11 : ch. 13:12
  27. Hebrews 2:11 : ch. 10:10, 14, 29
  28. Hebrews 2:11 : Acts 17:28
  29. Hebrews 2:11 : Matt. 25:40
  30. Hebrews 2:12 : Cited from Ps. 22:22
  31. Hebrews 2:12 : ch. 12:23
  32. Hebrews 2:13 : [Ps. 18:2; Isa. 8:17; 12:2]
  33. Hebrews 2:13 : Cited from Isa. 8:18
  34. Hebrews 2:13 : See John 17:2
  35. Hebrews 2:14 : See John 1:14
  36. Hebrews 2:14 : See 1 Cor. 15:54-56
  37. Hebrews 2:14 : [Col. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:10]
  38. Hebrews 2:14 : 1 John 3:8; [John 16:11]
  39. Hebrews 2:15 : See Rom. 8:15
  40. Hebrews 2:16 : Isa. 41:8, 9; [ch. 8:9]
  41. Hebrews 2:17 : Phil. 2:7
  42. Hebrews 2:17 : ch. 4:15, 16; [ch. 5:2, 7, 8]
  43. Hebrews 2:17 : ch. 5:1; Rom. 15:17
  44. Hebrews 2:18 : ch. 4:15; Luke 22:28
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Of David.

103 (A)Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
(B)Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and (C)forget not all his benefits,
who (D)forgives all your iniquity,
who (E)heals all your diseases,
who (F)redeems your life from the pit,
who (G)crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who (H)satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like (I)the eagle's.

The Lord works (J)righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his (K)ways to Moses,
his (L)acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is (M)merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
(N)He will not always chide,
nor will he (O)keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us (P)according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For (Q)as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his (R)steadfast love toward (S)those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he (T)remove our transgressions from us.
13 As (U)a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion (V)to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;[a]
he (W)remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like (X)grass;
he flourishes like (Y)a flower of the field;
16 for (Z)the wind passes over it, and (AA)it is gone,
and (AB)its place knows it no more.
17 But (AC)the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on (AD)those who fear him,
and his righteousness to (AE)children's children,
18 to those who (AF)keep his covenant
and (AG)remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has (AH)established his throne in the heavens,
and his (AI)kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, O you (AJ)his angels,
you (AK)mighty ones who (AL)do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his (AM)hosts,
his (AN)ministers, who do his will!
22 (AO)Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
(AP)Bless the Lord, O my soul!


  1. Psalm 103:14 Or knows how we are formed
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Proverbs 26:23

23 (A)Like the (B)glaze[a] covering an earthen vessel
are fervent lips with an evil heart.


  1. Proverbs 26:23 By revocalization; Hebrew silver of dross
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10/30/2022 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 3:1-66, Hebrews 1:1-14, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 26:21-22

Today is the 30th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today, as we greet a brand-new, shiny week. A brand-new week to move through and into and walk with God in. It’s all out in front of us. It’s a story to tell and we will tell it with our thoughts, words and deeds. So, it is great to be here with you to greet a brand-new week. We’re not only greeting a brand-new week; we will be greeting a brand-new territory in the Scriptures as we approach the New Testament today. We began the book of Lamentations yesterday. We talked about that; we will continue that forward. We read in its entirety, Paul’s final letter, known as Philemon, yesterday. So, that will lead us to the opening chapters of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament, when we get there. And we’ll talk about that, when we get there. But first we’ll read from the English Standard Version this week, Lamentations 3.

Introduction to the Book of Hebrews:

Okay so, as we were talking about at the beginning, we’re moving into new territory. We’ve moved rapidly through some transitions and in the New Testament we read the entire letter of Philemon yesterday, which brings us to the book of Hebrews, which is also a letter and one of the most compelling letters that encourage a believer to keep the faith, to stay true. That we’re going to find in the entire New Testament, but Hebrews is still a bit of an anomaly because it’s not really clear the…the pedigree, the origins, the author. The apostle Paul’s been credited with authorship at different points in time but nearly all biblical scholars agree that Paul did not write this, that it’s very unlikely that Paul wrote this. One thing that we do know from reading it, whoever wrote Hebrews was a great writer, a great communicator, clearly educated person, a person who clearly understood the Jewish way, Judaism, clearly understood the Hebrew Scriptures. So, there are many candidates that have been put forward over thousands of years. A couple that sort of rise to the top could be Barnabas, maybe even Apollos but even saying that that’s conjecture, nobody’s certain. What is certain is that whoever wrote the letter to Hebrews, to the Hebrews had the authority to write that kind of a letter like, didn’t just write the letter and kind of put it out there and hope for the best like, this person wrote specifically and wrote in a way that would be understood and that would be appreciated, and that would be cared for with the utmost respect. And we know that happened because we still have this letter. Paul’s son in the faith Timothy, and we remember we read first Timothy and second Timothy, so, Paul son in the faith, Timothy, is mentioned in the letter to the Hebrews. And so, Hebrews is probably contemporary with Paul’s writings, like it could have been written a little bit later because Timothy was younger than Paul and as tradition tells us, Paul was executed in Rome. So, Timothy still had life before him so it could have been a little bit after Paul’s life. It’s clear in the letter that persecution of those, and marginalization of those who believed in Jesus, was happening inside the Jewish community. Stereotyping of Christian believers as strange, backward, odd, weird people had definitely begun. And because this had begun, some believers were, just kind of fading into the woodwork, shrinking back, hiding what they believed, trying to avoid the marginalization and the stereotyping. While others just simply abandoned the faith and return to traditional Judaism. The writer of Hebrews observed this happening and stepped forward to encourage people not to shrink back, not to abandon, not hide, but instead to stay faithful to Jesus and not go back to their former ways. So, Hebrews encourages us to hold fast to the hope that we do have in Jesus and not waiver. And finally, as we prepare to get going in Hebrews, something that we will probably mention a number of times as we move through the letter to the Hebrews is this, and if we can remember this, we will pretty well remember the context that were in. Hebrews was written to Hebrews and so Hebrews is written to a Jewish audience. So, Hebrews brings the context of the Jewish community that Jesus did his ministry in, forward for us in such a way that if we can remember that Hebrews is written to Hebrews we are given of rich tapestry, a beautiful clear lens to look through, as we’re moving through Hebrews about Jesus, His work and what He means to a Jewish believer. And context for how big of a deal that is that we kind of miss has Gentiles having never grown up in the Hebrew culture. And so, with that we begin Hebrews chapter 1.


Father, we thank You for Your word, we love You, we worship You, we thank You for bringing us into this brand-new, shiny week. And here we are, one day remaining in this month and so, we’ll be moving into a shiny new month, as we move through this shiny new week, and we know that you will lead us. Our hope is in You. Our trust is in You. There is no other place to put our trust. There is no other place to put our hope, our hope is in You alone. Come Holy Spirit and lead us in the way that we should go. We pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday October 30, 2022 (NIV)

Lamentations 3

Great Is Your Faithfulness

(A)I am the man who has seen affliction
under the (B)rod of his wrath;
he has driven and brought me
(C)into darkness without any light;
surely against me he turns his hand
again and again the whole day long.

He has made my flesh and my skin waste away;
(D)he has broken my bones;
(E)he has besieged and enveloped me
with (F)bitterness and tribulation;
(G)he has made me dwell in darkness
like the dead of long ago.

(H)He has walled me about so that (I)I cannot escape;
he has made my chains heavy;
though (J)I call and cry for help,
he shuts out my prayer;
(K)he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;
he has made my paths crooked.

10 (L)He is a bear lying in wait for me,
a lion in hiding;
11 (M)he turned aside my steps and (N)tore me to pieces;
(O)he has made me desolate;
12 (P)he bent his bow (Q)and set me
as a target for his arrow.

13 He drove into my kidneys
(R)the arrows of his quiver;
14 (S)I have become the laughingstock of all peoples,
(T)the object of their taunts all day long.
15 (U)He has filled me with bitterness;
he has sated me with (V)wormwood.

16 (W)He has made my teeth grind on gravel,
and (X)made me cower in ashes;
17 my soul is bereft of peace;
I have forgotten what happiness[a] is;
18 (Y)so I say, “My endurance has perished;
so has my hope from the Lord.”

19 (Z)Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
(AA)the wormwood and (AB)the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
(AC)and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
and (AD)therefore I have hope:

22 (AE)The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[b]
(AF)his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new (AG)every morning;
(AH)great is your faithfulness.
24 (AI)“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
(AJ)“therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who (AK)wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
26 (AL)It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
27 (AM)It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke (AN)in his youth.

28 Let him (AO)sit alone in silence
when it is laid on him;
29 (AP)let him put his mouth in the dust—
there may yet be hope;
30 (AQ)let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
and let him be filled with insults.

31 (AR)For the Lord will not
cast off forever,
32 but, though he (AS)cause grief, (AT)he will have compassion
(AU)according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 (AV)for he does not afflict from his heart
or (AW)grieve the children of men.

34 To crush underfoot
all (AX)the prisoners of the earth,
35 (AY)to deny a man justice
in the presence of the Most High,
36 to subvert a man in his lawsuit,
(AZ)the Lord does not approve.

37 (BA)Who has spoken and it came to pass,
unless the Lord has commanded it?
38 (BB)Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that good and bad come?
39 (BC)Why should a living man complain,
a man, about the punishment of his sins?

40 Let us test and examine our ways,
(BD)and return to the Lord!
41 (BE)Let us lift up our hearts and hands
to God in heaven:
42 (BF)“We have transgressed and (BG)rebelled,
and you have not forgiven.

43 “You have wrapped yourself with anger and pursued us,
(BH)killing without pity;
44 (BI)you have wrapped yourself with a cloud
so that no prayer can pass through.
45 (BJ)You have made us scum and garbage
among the peoples.

46 (BK)“All our enemies
open their mouths against us;
47 (BL)panic and pitfall have come upon us,
devastation and (BM)destruction;
48 (BN)my eyes flow with rivers of tears
because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

49 (BO)“My eyes will flow without ceasing,
without respite,
50 (BP)until the Lord from heaven
looks down and sees;
51 my eyes cause me grief
at the fate of all the daughters of my city.

52 (BQ)“I have been hunted (BR)like a bird
by those who were my enemies (BS)without cause;
53 (BT)they flung me alive into the pit
(BU)and cast stones on me;
54 (BV)water closed over my head;
I said, (BW)‘I am lost.’

55 (BX)“I called on your name, O Lord,
from the depths of the pit;
56 (BY)you heard my plea, ‘Do not close
your ear to my cry for help!’
57 (BZ)You came near when I called on you;
you said, (CA)‘Do not fear!’

58 “You have (CB)taken up my cause, (CC)O Lord;
you have (CD)redeemed my life.
59 You have seen the wrong done to me, (CE)O Lord;
judge my cause.
60 You have seen all their vengeance,
all (CF)their plots against me.

61 (CG)“You have heard their taunts, O Lord,
all (CH)their plots against me.
62 The lips and thoughts (CI)of my assailants
are against me all the day long.
63 (CJ)Behold their sitting and their rising;
(CK)I am the object of their taunts.

64 (CL)“You will repay them,[c] O Lord,
(CM)according to the work of their hands.
65 You will give them[d] dullness of heart;
your curse will be[e] on them.
66 You will pursue them[f] in anger and (CN)destroy them
from under (CO)your heavens, O Lord.”[g]


  1. Lamentations 3:17 Hebrew good
  2. Lamentations 3:22 Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut off
  3. Lamentations 3:64 Or Repay them
  4. Lamentations 3:65 Or Give them
  5. Lamentations 3:65 Or place your curse
  6. Lamentations 3:66 Or Pursue them
  7. Lamentations 3:66 Syriac (compare Septuagint, Vulgate); Hebrew the heavens of the Lord

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 3:1 : Jer. 20:18
  2. Lamentations 3:1 : Ps. 2:9
  3. Lamentations 3:2 : Isa. 5:30
  4. Lamentations 3:4 : Ps. 51:8; Isa. 38:13; Jer. 50:17
  5. Lamentations 3:5 : [Job 19:12]
  6. Lamentations 3:5 : ver. 19; Deut. 29:18
  7. Lamentations 3:6 : Ps. 143:3
  8. Lamentations 3:7 : Job 19:8
  9. Lamentations 3:7 : Ps. 88:8
  10. Lamentations 3:8 : Job 19:7; 30:20; Ps. 22:2
  11. Lamentations 3:9 : [See ver. 7 above]; Job 19:8
  12. Lamentations 3:10 : See Hos. 13:8
  13. Lamentations 3:11 : [Jer. 18:15]
  14. Lamentations 3:11 : [See ver. 10 above]; See Hos. 13:8
  15. Lamentations 3:11 : ch. 1:13
  16. Lamentations 3:12 : ch. 2:4
  17. Lamentations 3:12 : [Job 16:12]
  18. Lamentations 3:13 : Job 6:4; Ps. 38:2
  19. Lamentations 3:14 : See Jer. 20:7
  20. Lamentations 3:14 : ver. 63; Job 30:9; Ps. 69:12
  21. Lamentations 3:15 : [Isa. 51:17, 21]
  22. Lamentations 3:15 : Jer. 9:15
  23. Lamentations 3:16 : [Prov. 20:17]
  24. Lamentations 3:16 : See Jer. 6:26
  25. Lamentations 3:18 : [Ps. 9:18]
  26. Lamentations 3:19 : [ch. 1:9, 11, 20]
  27. Lamentations 3:19 : [See ver. 15 above]; Jer. 9:15
  28. Lamentations 3:19 : ver. 5
  29. Lamentations 3:20 : Ps. 42:6; 44:25
  30. Lamentations 3:21 : [Ps. 42:5, 11]
  31. Lamentations 3:22 : [Mal. 3:6]
  32. Lamentations 3:22 : [Mal. 3:6]
  33. Lamentations 3:23 : Job 7:18
  34. Lamentations 3:23 : Ps. 36:5
  35. Lamentations 3:24 : Ps. 16:5; 73:26
  36. Lamentations 3:24 : [See ver. 21 above]; [Ps. 42:5, 11]
  37. Lamentations 3:25 : Ps. 130:6; [Isa. 30:18]
  38. Lamentations 3:26 : Ps. 130:5, 7; Mic. 7:7
  39. Lamentations 3:27 : [Matt. 11:29]
  40. Lamentations 3:27 : [Eccles. 12:1]
  41. Lamentations 3:28 : ch. 1:1; 2:10; Isa. 3:26
  42. Lamentations 3:29 : Job 42:6
  43. Lamentations 3:30 : Isa. 50:6; Matt. 5:39
  44. Lamentations 3:31 : Ps. 103:9
  45. Lamentations 3:32 : ch. 1:5
  46. Lamentations 3:32 : Ps. 103:8
  47. Lamentations 3:32 : Ps. 106:45
  48. Lamentations 3:33 : [Heb. 12:6, 10]
  49. Lamentations 3:33 : [Heb. 12:11]
  50. Lamentations 3:34 : [Ps. 107:10]
  51. Lamentations 3:35 : [Hab. 1:13]
  52. Lamentations 3:36 : [See ver. 35 above]; [Hab. 1:13]
  53. Lamentations 3:37 : [Ps. 33:9]
  54. Lamentations 3:38 : Isa. 45:7; Amos 3:6
  55. Lamentations 3:39 : Prov. 19:3
  56. Lamentations 3:40 : Joel 2:12, 13
  57. Lamentations 3:41 : Ps. 25:1; 119:48
  58. Lamentations 3:42 : See Dan. 9:5
  59. Lamentations 3:42 : Ps. 78:17
  60. Lamentations 3:43 : ch. 2:2, 17, 21
  61. Lamentations 3:44 : ver. 8; [ch. 2:1]
  62. Lamentations 3:45 : [1 Cor. 4:13]
  63. Lamentations 3:46 : ch. 2:16, 17
  64. Lamentations 3:47 : Isa. 24:17; Jer. 48:43
  65. Lamentations 3:47 : Isa. 51:19
  66. Lamentations 3:48 : ch. 1:16; See Jer. 13:17
  67. Lamentations 3:49 : [See ver. 48 above]; ch. 1:16; See Jer. 13:17
  68. Lamentations 3:50 : Ps. 14:2; Isa. 63:15
  69. Lamentations 3:52 : ch. 4:18
  70. Lamentations 3:52 : Ps. 11:1
  71. Lamentations 3:52 : See Ps. 35:19
  72. Lamentations 3:53 : Jer. 37:16; 38:6, 9, 10
  73. Lamentations 3:53 : [Dan. 6:17]
  74. Lamentations 3:54 : Ps. 69:2
  75. Lamentations 3:54 : Ps. 88:5; [Ezek. 37:11]
  76. Lamentations 3:55 : Ps. 130:1
  77. Lamentations 3:56 : [Ps. 130:2]
  78. Lamentations 3:57 : [James 4:8]
  79. Lamentations 3:57 : See Josh. 1:9
  80. Lamentations 3:58 : Ps. 119:154
  81. Lamentations 3:58 : [1 Sam. 24:15]
  82. Lamentations 3:58 : Ps. 119:154
  83. Lamentations 3:59 : Ps. 35:22, 23
  84. Lamentations 3:60 : See Jer. 11:19
  85. Lamentations 3:61 : ch. 5:1
  86. Lamentations 3:61 : [See ver. 60 above]; See Jer. 11:19
  87. Lamentations 3:62 : Ps. 18:39, 48
  88. Lamentations 3:63 : [Ps. 139:2]
  89. Lamentations 3:63 : See ver. 14
  90. Lamentations 3:64 : See Jer. 11:20
  91. Lamentations 3:64 : Ps. 28:4; [2 Tim. 4:14]
  92. Lamentations 3:66 : [Deut. 25:19; Jer. 10:11]
  93. Lamentations 3:66 : Ps. 8:3
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Hebrews 1

The Supremacy of God's Son

Long ago, at many times and (A)in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but (B)in these last days (C)he has spoken to us by (D)his Son, whom he appointed (E)the heir of all things, (F)through whom also he created (G)the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and (H)the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. (I)After making purification for sins, (J)he sat down (K)at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name (L)he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

(M)“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

(N)“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings (O)the firstborn into the world, he says,

(P)“Let all God's angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says,

(Q)“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”

But of the Son he says,

(R)“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, (S)has anointed you
with (T)the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

10 And,

(U)“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.[a]
But you are (V)the same,
and your years will have no end.”

13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,

(W)“Sit at my right hand
(X)until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits (Y)sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to (Z)inherit salvation?


  1. Hebrews 1:12 Some manuscripts omit like a garment
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Psalm 102

Do Not Hide Your Face from Me

A Prayer of one afflicted, when he is (A)faint and (B)pours out his complaint before the Lord.

102 (C)Hear my prayer, O Lord;
let my cry (D)come to you!
(E)Do not hide your face from me
in (F)the day of my distress!
(G)Incline your ear to me;
(H)answer me speedily (I)in the day when I call!

For my days (J)pass away like smoke,
and my (K)bones burn like a furnace.
My heart is (L)struck down like grass and (M)has withered;
I (N)forget to eat my bread.
Because of my loud groaning
my (O)bones cling to my flesh.
I am like (P)a desert owl of the wilderness,
like an owl[a] of the waste places;
I (Q)lie awake;
I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.
All the day my enemies taunt me;
those who (R)deride me (S)use my name for a curse.
For I eat ashes like bread
and (T)mingle tears with my drink,
10 because of your indignation and anger;
for you have (U)taken me up and (V)thrown me down.
11 My days are like (W)an evening shadow;
I (X)wither away like grass.

12 But you, O Lord, are (Y)enthroned forever;
you (Z)are remembered throughout all generations.
13 You will (AA)arise and have (AB)pity on Zion;
it is the time to favor her;
(AC)the appointed time has come.
14 For your servants hold her (AD)stones dear
and have pity on her dust.
15 Nations will (AE)fear the name of the Lord,
and all (AF)the kings of the earth will fear your glory.
16 For the Lord (AG)builds up Zion;
he (AH)appears in his glory;
17 he (AI)regards the prayer of the destitute
and does not despise their prayer.

18 Let this be (AJ)recorded for (AK)a generation to come,
so that (AL)a people yet to be created may praise the Lord:
19 that he (AM)looked down from his holy height;
from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
20 to hear (AN)the groans of the prisoners,
to set free (AO)those who were doomed to die,
21 that they may (AP)declare in Zion the name of the Lord,
and in Jerusalem his praise,
22 when (AQ)peoples gather together,
and kingdoms, to worship the Lord.

23 He has broken my strength in midcourse;
he (AR)has shortened my days.
24 “O my God,” (AS)I say, “take me not away
in the midst of my days—
(AT)you whose years endure
throughout all generations!”

25 (AU)Of old you laid the foundation of the earth,
and (AV)the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 (AW)They will perish, but (AX)you will remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away,
27 but (AY)you are the same, and your years have no end.
28 (AZ)The children of your servants (BA)shall dwell secure;
(BB)their offspring shall be established before you.


  1. Psalm 102:6 The precise identity of these birds is uncertain

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 102:1 : Ps. 61:2
  2. Psalm 102:1 : Ps. 142:2
  3. Psalm 102:1 : Ps. 39:12
  4. Psalm 102:1 : Ps. 18:6; Ex. 2:23; 1 Sam. 9:16
  5. Psalm 102:2 : See Ps. 27:9
  6. Psalm 102:2 : See Ps. 18:6
  7. Psalm 102:2 : See Ps. 31:2
  8. Psalm 102:2 : See Ps. 69:17
  9. Psalm 102:2 : Ps. 56:9
  10. Psalm 102:3 : [James 4:14]; See Ps. 37:20
  11. Psalm 102:3 : Job 30:30; Lam. 1:13; See Ps. 31:10
  12. Psalm 102:4 : Ps. 121:6
  13. Psalm 102:4 : Ps. 37:2; Isa. 40:7; [James 1:10, 11]
  14. Psalm 102:4 : [1 Sam. 1:7; 2 Sam. 12:17; 1 Kgs. 21:4; Job 33:20]
  15. Psalm 102:5 : See Job 19:20
  16. Psalm 102:6 : Isa. 34:11; Zeph. 2:14; [Job 30:29]
  17. Psalm 102:7 : Ps. 77:4
  18. Psalm 102:8 : [Acts 26:11]
  19. Psalm 102:8 : Isa. 65:15; Jer. 29:22
  20. Psalm 102:9 : See Ps. 42:3
  21. Psalm 102:10 : Ezek. 3:12, 14
  22. Psalm 102:10 : Ps. 51:11
  23. Psalm 102:11 : Ps. 109:23; 144:4; Job 8:9
  24. Psalm 102:11 : [See ver. 4 above]; Ps. 37:2; Isa. 40:7; [James 1:10, 11]
  25. Psalm 102:12 : ver. 26; See Ps. 9:7
  26. Psalm 102:12 : Ps. 135:13; Ex. 3:15
  27. Psalm 102:13 : Ps. 68:1
  28. Psalm 102:13 : Isa. 60:10; Zech. 1:12
  29. Psalm 102:13 : Ps. 75:2; Jer. 29:10; Dan. 9:2; [Isa. 40:2]
  30. Psalm 102:14 : Neh. 4:2; [Lam. 4:1]
  31. Psalm 102:15 : 1 Kgs. 8:43; Isa. 59:19
  32. Psalm 102:15 : Ps. 138:4; Isa. 60:3
  33. Psalm 102:16 : Ps. 147:2
  34. Psalm 102:16 : Isa. 60:1, 2
  35. Psalm 102:17 : Neh. 1:6, 11
  36. Psalm 102:18 : [Deut. 31:19; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:1]
  37. Psalm 102:18 : Ps. 48:13; See Ps. 78:4, 6
  38. Psalm 102:18 : See Ps. 22:31; [Isa. 43:21]
  39. Psalm 102:19 : See Ps. 11:4
  40. Psalm 102:20 : Ps. 79:11
  41. Psalm 102:20 : Ps. 79:11
  42. Psalm 102:21 : See Ps. 22:22
  43. Psalm 102:22 : [Isa. 45:14]; See Ps. 22:27
  44. Psalm 102:23 : Ps. 89:45
  45. Psalm 102:24 : [Isa. 38:10]
  46. Psalm 102:24 : Ps. 90:2; Job 36:26; Hab. 1:12
  47. Psalm 102:25 : Gen. 1:1; 2:1; Cited Heb. 1:10
  48. Psalm 102:25 : See Ps. 96:5
  49. Psalm 102:26 : Isa. 34:4; 51:6; Matt. 24:35; 2 Pet. 3:7, 10, 12; Rev. 20:11; 21:1; Cited Heb. 1:11, 12
  50. Psalm 102:26 : ver. 12
  51. Psalm 102:27 : Isa. 41:4; 48:12; Mal. 3:6; [Heb. 13:8; James 1:17]
  52. Psalm 102:28 : See Ps. 69:36
  53. Psalm 102:28 : Ps. 37:29
  54. Psalm 102:28 : Ps. 112:2
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Proverbs 26:21-22

21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
so is (A)a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
22 (B)The words of (C)a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.

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10/29/2022 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 1:1-2:22, Philemon 1:1-25, Psalms 101:1-8, Proverbs 26:20

Today is the 29th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is great to be here with you as we take the next step forward together all around the Global Campfire here. We have totally new territory to move into today, both in the old and the new Testaments. So, we have some ground cover. This is one of the rare days on our journey through the Scriptures where we come to brand-new books or letters in old and New Testament on the same day. So, as we move into the Old Testament portion of our reading today we will remember that we concluded the book of Jeremiah yesterday, which leads us now into the book of Lamentations

Introduction to Lamentations:

And to kind of get ourselves into the right mindset here let’s just consider that whatever nation that we live in. Like one of the major cities…think about your capital city, a major city in the land that you live in. So, here in the United States there are a bunch of big cities that have millions of people in them. Think of anyone of them and think that it is destroyed. Like not some buildings, but like the city is destroyed and the survivors are fleeing and confused, and nobody knows what to do. Imagine that. But we can bring it more immediate and just consider wars that are occurring on the earth today and people whose homes have been destroyed and lives have been torn apart. And like we can see on the news what it looks like for blocks and blocks of a city to just be leveled. Think about the aftermath of that, the years on down the line and the way that what happened is processed through the eyes of a historian, but also processed through the eyes of the artist. Like I can remember when I was kid there was this song. I cannot remember how…I think we probably…in elementary school we studied it or something because it was like an oldie when I was a kid. But it was a song about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and that this was a boat, a big ship that sank in Lake Superior up in Michigan waters. And that was a tragedy, and the crew was lost, but as things reverberated into history, right? And there’s this song and like the artist community speaks forth. And, so, there’s this song that holds this whole story together of tragedy and loss. The book of Lamentations that we are moving into now is a book composed of five poems. And they’re sad abundance of lament. They’re lamenting over the fall and destruction of Jerusalem, a city, a city that was the icon of a people, a representative of the people and their identity, a capital city destroyed. And we have read about that destruction. In fact, even as we concluded the book of Jeremiah we’re reading about the destruction, the Babylonian invasion and the capture and destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the carrying off of the people into exile. And the more you think about it and put yourself in the position of the Jewish people then you realize just how deep of a thing this is. This isn’t the destruction of a suburb. This is the destruction of the capital city. This is the destruction of the Temple of the most-high God. The city is on fire. Everything seems gray and overcast because of the ash in the air. Dead bodies are strewn everywhere. Blood is on the walls and running down the streets. In the Hebrew. this book Lamentations is called Icah. And this word means how. Like, how? How could this happen? Through the other scriptures that we read we know that it happened, and we know how it happened. And technically speaking Babylonian’s finally broke through the wall of Jerusalem and flooded into the city and destroyed it. And there is archaeological evidence of the conquest of the Babylonians that can be found in Jerusalem still until today. How the people got into this position spiritually, how this could happen is so much of what we’ve read in the prophecies of Jeremiah. Jeremiah warned people for decades that this…that this was coming, that impending doom would eventually arrive if they didn’t turn from their wickedness. And now as we turn the page out of Jeremiah and into Lamentations it happened. The prophecies came true. It happened. Though, how could this happen. Like, how do you put words to that? The book of limitations doesn’t tell us who wrote the book of Lamentations, at least inside the text. The tradition is that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations being known as the weeping prophet, which is one of the reasons why Lamentations follows Jeremiah. But like so many things there’s no way to know for sure. There’s just compiling of evidence and gathering it together and making the best hypothesis. One thing that most scholars agree on, though, is that whoever did write Lamentations was probably an eyewitness to the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem. In history this happen in 586 BC. The Babylonians invaded Judah and eventually conquered and completely leveled the city of Jerusalem. And, so, Lamentations was probably written pretty quickly after during that reverberation as things go out into history. And the historians look at things and try to figure out how and what happened when the artists use metaphor to describe emotions that just can’t be put into words. In Jewish culture today on the ninth day of Ov Lamentations is read and it’s read on a day of fasting that commemorates the fall of Jerusalem. And reading each of the poems in the book of Lamentations gives this backdrop. Not only to look back at…at like the history of a people, but also to offer personal reflection and offer words giving language to loss and lament. And this is a topic. Like being sad, lamenting, embracing the feeling of it. That’s not something that we really are programmed to do. In fact, it’s what we’re programmed to avoid. It’s not just in Christian culture. It’s in culture in general. Let’s avoid what’s hard and exalts what is easy, and good and pleasurable. Lamenting isn’t easy. It’s just that grief touches everybody. Like, eventually grief touches us and hurts and it’s painful and it’s hard to put into words and it feels disorienting and like a slog, but also if we’ve gone through grief we know that kind of purges us as well. It simplifies things. It reminds us of what actually is important. I kind of washes away the superficial, it kind of gets us down to the rock, the bedrock of our life and it is intensely painful, but it also is freeing, because when we have reached the depths of our sadness eventually, we begin to realize there is hope for the future. And lamenting his language to that suffering. And putting words to something that is hard to put into words helps us to release, to begin to open our hands and to begin to think about newness of life even in the midst of the pain. And, so, that is the territory that we are heading into as we move into the book of Lamentations. And, so, we can open ourselves to it. This is where the Bible is leading us. This is where we are now. And although these kinds of emotions are not the kinds of emotions we dwell or definitely seek out, they come to us. And when we don’t try to deflect or disassociate, when we try to allow them to come, allow them to be what they are, invite God into what we’re feeling, allow things like the book of Lamentations to give language to what we’re feeling then we begin to realize that as painful as it may be, we are moving forward, new life will come. And, so, with that we begin. Lamentations, chapters 1 and 2.

Introduction to Philemon:

Okay. So, we have talked about and begun the book of Lamentations but we also have new territory in the New Testament to enter today. This will be the final letter of the apostle Paul. And, so, at this point, we will leave the apostle Paul and move forward in the New Testament, but we’ve have been traveling with Paul since we finished the book of Acts. So, for a while now. This final letter of the apostle Paul is called Philemon and we’re gonna read…well…it’s a letter. First of all, it’s a letter and we’ll read the whole letter today, which means we have some new territory to move into in the New Testament tomorrow, but Philemon is a short personal letter to a person named Philemon who was a leader in the church at Colossae. Based on what’s in the letter, it’s likely that Philemon was one of the more wealthy and influential people in the church at Colossae. In the letter we read of a congregation that meets in his house. Philemon had a servant and the servant’s name was Onesimus and Onesimus ran away from Philemon, probably stealing from Philemon on his way out. That would’ve been an offense very severely punishable, maybe even by death. And Onesimus likely fled to Rome. He ended up in Rome but he likely fled to Rome. That’s a populous city full of culture and all kinds of people coming in and all kinds of people going out. And, so, that would’ve been a good place to disappear. But instead of disappearing Onesimus ran into the apostle Paul who was under house arrest awaiting his trial. And, so, as things turned out Onesimus the runaway slave comes into contact with the apostle Paul and under Paul’s instruction becomes a follower of Jesus and then Onesimus served Paul and his needs while he was in Rome. And, so, then sometime later Paul wrote a letter to the church and Colossae, right? Colossians as we know it. And the intention was to send Tychicus on the journey to hand deliver the letter to the church at Colossae. And as he wrote Colossians he also writes this personal note to Philemon and sends Onesimus back with Tychicus back to Colossae and Onesimus back to his master, Philemon, which would’ve been a great step of faith for the runaway Onesimus because that could be life or death. But under Paul’s leadership Onesimus takes this step of faith and leaves his life in God’s hands and does the right thing. And, so, Paul writes a brief letter to Philemon that packs a punch because it shows us the importance of not only forgiveness but also shows that no matter what kind of authority, we have over somebody else, if they’re a believer in the Lord, then we are to treat them as a brother or sister. And this final letter of the apostle Paul in the New Testament also shows us that indeed God does work all things together for those who love Him. And, so, we begin and will read in its entirety Philemon.


Father, we thank You for Your word. And we have moved in and even through brand-new territory today. And, so, as we engage with the book of Lamentations, we invite Your Holy Spirit. It is not easy to face the pain that we suffer inside emotionally. It’s hard to give it language. It’s something that we try to avoid. But as the Scriptures have led us into this territory, we embrace this territory and invite Your Holy Spirit to speak to us. Lead us into wounds that we still carry with us. We invite You into those places and ask for Your healing there. And as we have just moved through the final letter of the apostle Paul, we not only take to heart what Philemon has to teach us but we also take the heart that we were moving forward and away from the voice of the apostle Paul. And, so, we give it the honor that it is due. We spent a lot of weeks together with Paul, but we also look forward to all that You have yet to teach us through the Scriptures. And, so, come Holy Spirit, we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey this is Blessed to Serve in Georgia and I’m actually calling it and praying for Karen, the young lady who found out today, this is October 25th, that she has been diagnosed with cancer. Karen, I…my heart breaks for you and so many around the world like you that get kind of news every day. And it just shocks us when we get news like this, but it never shocks our Savior. It never shocks God. And, so, my prayer is that he would choose Lord right now to bring instant healing for you Father. The next time you go to a doctor visit they can’t find the cancer, they don’t know what it is, and that they are astounded and that you would proclaim loudly for the world to hear that God chose to heal you. And then I also pray that if God chooses to use the physicians or He chooses to use medicines, that you would do the same exact thing. And then lastly if God chooses to bring you eventually to Him and that is not our desire, but if that is His desire, that you would have a peace, that your family would have a comfort and assurance to know that you are face to face, you would be face to face with the Creator the one that loves you more than that we could ever love you. And then what we look at is painful and as sad your…you would be able to tell us don’t feel sorry for me, feel grateful for me, feel envious of me for the fact that I am with my savior. For your family I pray for great healing and blessings and comfort as you all grew through this together. And again my number one prayer request Karen would be that you’re totally healed and that God would be glorified through all of this. You’re not alone.

Good morning DAB family this is June in Maryland calling in to pray for Karen. I heard your per request today for your prognosis of cancer and my heart just broke for you and I’m praying for you. So, let’s pray. Holy Spirit, I pray God for a miraculous healing over Karen’s body as she goes through this…this trial…this trial. This is just a trial. This is just a phase. God, we pray God for miraculous healing over your body. We pray that you be there to raise your two beautiful children and see your children’s children into the next generation and even into the third generation. We pray that God give you all the wisdom strength and love around you as you go through this trial. What God cannot do does not exist. What God cannot do does not exist. What God cannot do does not exist. So, you believe, you keep calling in, you keep praying, you keep the faith, you pray. When you wake up in the middle of the night you wake up and you pray, when you’re driving and you think about it you pray, anytime you think about it you pray, anytime you feel fear about it you pray. You pray Karen because God is there for you. God is with you. He loves you and God never fails. Everyone have a blessed day.

Hi everyone, this is Toni from Germany, and this is for regarding the reading and message from October 25th especially Brian’s comment about it didn’t feel fair the manner in Paul died. And you talked about endurance. And this resonated with me in part because the summer the Lord had me go through a discernment process as to whether I would stay in Germany to do my ministry or do it back in the states. And he made it clear that whatever I decided that would really be final. And I made the decision that it would be here. And I knew though in making that decision in the trials of life I wouldn’t have the support of family with the exception like emails or phone calls and that even I would likely die alone. But my father has been a role model in this regard. During the beginning of the pandemic, he and my mom were in the nursing home and then my mom died, and the nursing home was in lock down. And my father had to go through the grieving process without the support of family. No one could visit him. The only contact was really with the iPad where I connected and in mass with him once a week. It was beautiful. I remember asking him, dad you feel the presence of the Lord, right? And he said yes. The Lord is appearing to you isn’t he? He is. So, for all of us who have to make these kinds of decisions or in these kinds of situations the Lord is with us. And we will say it’s worth it. God bless.

Hello, my DAB family this is Mark Street from Sydney Australia today’s Tuesday the 25th of October and I’m just ringing in because I’ve been listening to this week’s community prayer and I heard Blind Tony calling in saying that he wants some prayers for his prostate cancer. And I don’t know if I have the words to say…so let me just pray. Heavenly father we offer Blind Tony up to You. Lord he’s such an important part of our community here. He gives his love and Your love through him to all of us Lord. And selfishly I suppose we all want to still to be here to spread Your message to us Lord and his wonderful poetry and music and his personality Lord. We know that You can heal him. Please heal him Lord so that he can spread Your message more through this community in Your name I pray Amen. Love you Blind Tony and I’m sure everybody else will be calling in for you too. Mark Street from Sydney Australia. Bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday October 29, 2022 (NIV)

Lamentations 1-2

Sorrow in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, once so full of people,
is now deserted.
She who was once great among the nations
now sits alone like a widow.
Once the queen of all the earth,
she is now a slave.

She sobs through the night;
tears stream down her cheeks.
Among all her lovers,
there is no one left to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed her
and become her enemies.

Judah has been led away into captivity,
oppressed with cruel slavery.
She lives among foreign nations
and has no place of rest.
Her enemies have chased her down,
and she has nowhere to turn.

The roads to Jerusalem[a] are in mourning,
for crowds no longer come to celebrate the festivals.
The city gates are silent,
her priests groan,
her young women are crying—
how bitter is her fate!

Her oppressors have become her masters,
and her enemies prosper,
for the Lord has punished Jerusalem
for her many sins.
Her children have been captured
and taken away to distant lands.

All the majesty of beautiful Jerusalem[b]
has been stripped away.
Her princes are like starving deer
searching for pasture.
They are too weak to run
from the pursuing enemy.

In the midst of her sadness and wandering,
Jerusalem remembers her ancient splendor.
But now she has fallen to her enemy,
and there is no one to help her.
Her enemy struck her down
and laughed as she fell.

Jerusalem has sinned greatly,
so she has been tossed away like a filthy rag.
All who once honored her now despise her,
for they have seen her stripped naked and humiliated.
All she can do is groan
and hide her face.

She defiled herself with immorality
and gave no thought to her future.
Now she lies in the gutter
with no one to lift her out.
Lord, see my misery,” she cries.
“The enemy has triumphed.”

10 The enemy has plundered her completely,
taking every precious thing she owns.
She has seen foreigners violate her sacred Temple,
the place the Lord had forbidden them to enter.

11 Her people groan as they search for bread.
They have sold their treasures for food to stay alive.
“O Lord, look,” she mourns,
“and see how I am despised.

12 “Does it mean nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look around and see if there is any suffering like mine,
which the Lord brought on me
when he erupted in fierce anger.

13 “He has sent fire from heaven that burns in my bones.
He has placed a trap in my path and turned me back.
He has left me devastated,
racked with sickness all day long.

14 “He wove my sins into ropes
to hitch me to a yoke of captivity.
The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies;
I am helpless in their hands.

15 “The Lord has treated my mighty men
with contempt.
At his command a great army has come
to crush my young warriors.
The Lord has trampled his beloved city[c]
like grapes are trampled in a winepress.

16 “For all these things I weep;
tears flow down my cheeks.
No one is here to comfort me;
any who might encourage me are far away.
My children have no future,
for the enemy has conquered us.”

17 Jerusalem reaches out for help,
but no one comforts her.
Regarding his people Israel,[d]
the Lord has said,
“Let their neighbors be their enemies!
Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!”

18 “The Lord is right,” Jerusalem says,
“for I rebelled against him.
Listen, people everywhere;
look upon my anguish and despair,
for my sons and daughters
have been taken captive to distant lands.

19 “I begged my allies for help,
but they betrayed me.
My priests and leaders
starved to death in the city,
even as they searched for food
to save their lives.

20 Lord, see my anguish!
My heart is broken
and my soul despairs,
for I have rebelled against you.
In the streets the sword kills,
and at home there is only death.

21 “Others heard my groans,
but no one turned to comfort me.
When my enemies heard about my troubles,
they were happy to see what you had done.
Oh, bring the day you promised,
when they will suffer as I have suffered.

22 “Look at all their evil deeds, Lord.
Punish them,
as you have punished me
for all my sins.
My groans are many,
and I am sick at heart.”

God’s Anger at Sin

The Lord in his anger
has cast a dark shadow over beautiful Jerusalem.[e]
The fairest of Israel’s cities lies in the dust,
thrown down from the heights of heaven.
In his day of great anger,
the Lord has shown no mercy even to his Temple.[f]

Without mercy the Lord has destroyed
every home in Israel.[g]
In his anger he has broken down
the fortress walls of beautiful Jerusalem.[h]
He has brought them to the ground,
dishonoring the kingdom and its rulers.

All the strength of Israel
vanishes beneath his fierce anger.
The Lord has withdrawn his protection
as the enemy attacks.
He consumes the whole land of Israel
like a raging fire.

He bends his bow against his people,
as though he were their enemy.
His strength is used against them
to kill their finest youth.
His fury is poured out like fire
on beautiful Jerusalem.[i]

Yes, the Lord has vanquished Israel
like an enemy.
He has destroyed her palaces
and demolished her fortresses.
He has brought unending sorrow and tears
upon beautiful Jerusalem.

He has broken down his Temple
as though it were merely a garden shelter.
The Lord has blotted out all memory
of the holy festivals and Sabbath days.
Kings and priests fall together
before his fierce anger.

The Lord has rejected his own altar;
he despises his own sanctuary.
He has given Jerusalem’s palaces
to her enemies.
They shout in the Lord’s Temple
as though it were a day of celebration.

The Lord was determined
to destroy the walls of beautiful Jerusalem.
He made careful plans for their destruction,
then did what he had planned.
Therefore, the ramparts and walls
have fallen down before him.

Jerusalem’s gates have sunk into the ground.
He has smashed their locks and bars.
Her kings and princes have been exiled to distant lands;
her law has ceased to exist.
Her prophets receive
no more visions from the Lord.

10 The leaders of beautiful Jerusalem
sit on the ground in silence.
They are clothed in burlap
and throw dust on their heads.
The young women of Jerusalem
hang their heads in shame.

11 I have cried until the tears no longer come;
my heart is broken.
My spirit is poured out in agony
as I see the desperate plight of my people.
Little children and tiny babies
are fainting and dying in the streets.

12 They cry out to their mothers,
“We need food and drink!”
Their lives ebb away in the streets
like the life of a warrior wounded in battle.
They gasp for life
as they collapse in their mothers’ arms.

13 What can I say about you?
Who has ever seen such sorrow?
O daughter of Jerusalem,
to what can I compare your anguish?
O virgin daughter of Zion,
how can I comfort you?
For your wound is as deep as the sea.
Who can heal you?

14 Your prophets have said
so many foolish things, false to the core.
They did not save you from exile
by pointing out your sins.
Instead, they painted false pictures,
filling you with false hope.

15 All who pass by jeer at you.
They scoff and insult beautiful Jerusalem,[j] saying,
“Is this the city called ‘Most Beautiful in All the World’
and ‘Joy of All the Earth’?”

16 All your enemies mock you.
They scoff and snarl and say,
“We have destroyed her at last!
We have long waited for this day,
and it is finally here!”

17 But it is the Lord who did just as he planned.
He has fulfilled the promises of disaster
he made long ago.
He has destroyed Jerusalem without mercy.
He has caused her enemies to gloat over her
and has given them power over her.

18 Cry aloud[k] before the Lord,
O walls of beautiful Jerusalem!
Let your tears flow like a river
day and night.
Give yourselves no rest;
give your eyes no relief.

19 Rise during the night and cry out.
Pour out your hearts like water to the Lord.
Lift up your hands to him in prayer,
pleading for your children,
for in every street
they are faint with hunger.

20 “O Lord, think about this!
Should you treat your own people this way?
Should mothers eat their own children,
those they once bounced on their knees?
Should priests and prophets be killed
within the Lord’s Temple?

21 “See them lying in the streets—
young and old,
boys and girls,
killed by the swords of the enemy.
You have killed them in your anger,
slaughtering them without mercy.

22 “You have invited terrors from all around,
as though you were calling them to a day of feasting.
In the day of the Lord’s anger,
no one has escaped or survived.
The enemy has killed all the children
whom I carried and raised.”


  1. 1:4 Hebrew Zion; also in 1:17.
  2. 1:6 Hebrew of the daughter of Zion.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew the virgin daughter of Judah.
  4. 1:17 Hebrew Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  5. 2:1a Hebrew the daughter of Zion; also in 2:8, 10, 18.
  6. 2:1b Hebrew his footstool.
  7. 2:2a Hebrew Jacob; also in 2:3b. See note on 1:17.
  8. 2:2b Hebrew the daughter of Judah; also in 2:5.
  9. 2:4 Hebrew on the tent of the daughter of Zion.
  10. 2:15 Hebrew the daughter of Jerusalem.
  11. 2:18 Hebrew Their heart cried.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.

I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your[a] house.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Paul’s Appeal for Onesimus

That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do. But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me—Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.[b]

10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison. 11 Onesimus[c] hasn’t been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us. 12 I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.

13 I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf. 14 But I didn’t want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced. 15 It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever. 16 He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, PAUL, WRITE THIS WITH MY OWN HAND: I WILL REPAY IT. AND I WON’T MENTION THAT YOU OWE ME YOUR VERY SOUL!

20 Yes, my brother, please do me this favor[d] for the Lord’s sake. Give me this encouragement in Christ.

21 I am confident as I write this letter that you will do what I ask and even more! 22 One more thing—please prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that God will answer your prayers and let me return to you soon.

Paul’s Final Greetings

23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. 24 So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my co-workers.

25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.


  1. 2 Throughout this letter, you and your are singular except in verses 3, 22, and 25.
  2. 9 Or a prisoner of Christ Jesus.
  3. 11 Onesimus means “useful.”
  4. 20 Greek onaimen, a play on the name Onesimus.
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Psalm 101

Psalm 101

A psalm of David.

I will sing of your love and justice, Lord.
I will praise you with songs.
I will be careful to live a blameless life—
when will you come to help me?
I will lead a life of integrity
in my own home.
I will refuse to look at
anything vile and vulgar.
I hate all who deal crookedly;
I will have nothing to do with them.
I will reject perverse ideas
and stay away from every evil.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors.
I will not endure conceit and pride.

I will search for faithful people
to be my companions.
Only those who are above reproach
will be allowed to serve me.
I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house,
and liars will not stay in my presence.
My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked
and free the city of the Lord from their grip.

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Proverbs 26:20

20 Fire goes out without wood,
and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.

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10/28/2022 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34, Titus 3:1-15, Psalm 100:1-5, Proverbs 26:18-19

Today is the 28th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. And we’re kind of rounding the corner on this month and heading toward the end. Crazy as it is, we’ll be in the 11th month of the year, very soon, days from now. And we’ll get there, we’ll get there like we get everywhere step-by-step, day-by-day. And today is the 28th day of October, so that leads us to pick up where we left off, which leads us back into the book of Jeremiah. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week and today, Jeremiah chapter 51 verse 54 through 52 verse 34.


Father, we love You. We worship You, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for bringing us together around the Global Campfire in community, to move through the Scriptures together, we thank You for the indelible mark that they make on us. Thank You for the way that they challenge everything about us and invite our growth and maturity and we ask for, that we be wise, mature sons and daughters of Your kingdom, representing You well, bringing a smile to her face. We love You. Our lives mean nothing without You. Our lives wouldn’t exist without You. So, we adore You and we thank You for another day, another week, another month to spend together in community, centered around the Scriptures, this unspeakably good gift that You have given us to guide and direct our paths. So, Holy Spirit, lead and guide us in the way of righteousness. We pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I will be waiting for you here, tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey DAB family, this is Kathy from Western New York. It’s been a little while since I’ve called in. My daughter Natalie was trying some other treatments, she is the girl in her 20s who, who’s brain has slipped to the back of her skull. Those other treatments, the conservative ones, have not been working. And so, her dad and I are going with her next week to meet with a neurosurgeon and to set a date for her to have her surgery. So, I ask DAB family, that you would be please keep us in your prayers. Pray for this process to be anointed and I will let DAB family know when the surgery is slatted, so that you guys can be praying. I’m praying for all of you, I’m listening and hearing your hearts cries. And know that I am praying for you. And I thank you so much for praying for my family and for me. My son is struggling, as you can imagine. He’s her little brother, his name is Evan. So, I ask you to pray for my family and especially for Natalie, who is facing this risky surgery. She’s been very brave and she’s hanging onto the Lord, and I praise Jesus, this is not the path we would want but we are praising in grabbing onto his joy. Because we believe in His word and promises. So, thank you so much DAB family. I’m with you guys every day, don’t know what I would do without you. Love you all. Thank you.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Consider It Pure Joy in Ohio. What a morning to be in the word, what a morning to hear prayer requests around bullying and encouragement. For so many difficult issues and I always struggle sometimes to appropriately empathize with some of the requests, cause they’re just so foreign to my experiences. But today, I believe it was Tarren, prayed, in her 30s, diagnosed breast cancer, or diagnosed cancer, didn’t specify what kind. And two small children. Tarren, I feel you; I don’t know exactly what you’re going through. But my wife was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and our children were 7 and 5. Incredibly difficult time, incredibly difficult news. Man did the Lord show himself in that season of our life. And He has a plan, and you will find out just how amazing He is, if you allow Him to work in this situation. I know it’s crazy to think but I absolutely would consider that time in our life to be a blessing because it solidified so many things for my wife and I. So, praying for you sister. I love you, God Bless. Consider it Pure Joy.

Hey DAB family, this is Your Sister Ashley from California. And I just have to share with you the most beautiful thing that happened. I don’t know if you already know, I posted it the other day, but I don’t know if it’s up there yet. So, I was getting coffee this morning, and going back to the hospital with Jackson. Ya’ll, I know God is already working because He is working, He is doing His thing with the medicine and the doctors all the people that are taking care of him. But I was in Starbucks and the barista had the most beautiful faith and she came, and she brought me my coffee and she prayed with me for Jackson. And guys, it is, it blessed my socks off. And then there was a lady waiting in line for her drink and she came, and she just blessed me, and she just confirmed she prayed in agreement with me. So, God is so good. He’s so faithful and He loves us so much. I just wanted to share that so, I pray that, I will be praying along with everybody. And I love you DAB family. Bye.

This is Wide Eyed with Wonder from Texas, calling on October 25th for Al, the 9th grader. Al, we have been lifting you up with prayer in our family. My 8th grader, Ethen, has been praying for you. Just want to let you know that you are an inspiration to so many. In praying for you the story of Joseph, came to my mind, in the way that he was harmed, wrongfully harmed and it was meant for ill but God turned that into something that actually positioned him to walk into the calling that God had set on his life. And I pray that over you. I pray protection over your mind, your heart and your emotions in this time. And that you would grow in ways that you’ve never experienced before in your relationship with Christ. And that you would be walking into all that He has placed before you. That the greatness of your calling and your purpose and design. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hi, Sparky this is for you, this is Delights in Me. I want to encourage you. I am a mom of three and I have done some pretty disgusting things in my eyes. In the worlds eyes I’m probably an angel but I just want to encourage you that God takes all things and works them for good. And I think it’s okay that your daughter sees you make a mistake. What’s important is that she sees how you bounce from it. I think that I trust that God’s gonna use that as an important lesson for her. So, I’m praying Lord, please help Sparky to have wisdom in this situation. And his daughter to be receptive to this. And I pray that You help Sparky to make better choices when it comes to work and people that are around him and that he interacts with that don’t know You and don’t know Your ways. And Lord, I pray that You give, You help Sparky to give himself forgiveness and help him to look forward and not behind and to press forward. Thank You Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 28, 2022 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34

Babylon’s Complete Destruction

54 “Listen! Hear the cry of Babylon,
the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians.
55 For the Lord is destroying Babylon.
He will silence her loud voice.
Waves of enemies pound against her;
the noise of battle rings through the city.
56 Destroying armies come against Babylon.
Her mighty men are captured,
and their weapons break in their hands.
For the Lord is a God who gives just punishment;
he always repays in full.
57 I will make her officials and wise men drunk,
along with her captains, officers, and warriors.
They will fall asleep
and never wake up again!”
says the King, whose name is
the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

58 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says:
“The thick walls of Babylon will be leveled to the ground,
and her massive gates will be burned.
The builders from many lands have worked in vain,
for their work will be destroyed by fire!”

Jeremiah’s Message Sent to Babylon

59 The prophet Jeremiah gave this message to Seraiah son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah, a staff officer, when Seraiah went to Babylon with King Zedekiah of Judah. This was during the fourth year of Zedekiah’s reign.[a] 60 Jeremiah had recorded on a scroll all the terrible disasters that would soon come upon Babylon—all the words written here. 61 He said to Seraiah, “When you get to Babylon, read aloud everything on this scroll. 62 Then say, ‘Lord, you have said that you will destroy Babylon so that neither people nor animals will remain here. She will lie empty and abandoned forever.’ 63 When you have finished reading the scroll, tie it to a stone and throw it into the Euphrates River. 64 Then say, ‘In this same way Babylon and her people will sink, never again to rise, because of the disasters I will bring upon her.’”

This is the end of Jeremiah’s messages.

The Fall of Jerusalem

52 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah. But Zedekiah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, just as Jehoiakim had done. These things happened because of the Lord’s anger against the people of Jerusalem and Judah, until he finally banished them from his presence and sent them into exile.

Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. So on January 15,[b] during the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, King Nebuchadnezzar[c] of Babylon led his entire army against Jerusalem. They surrounded the city and built siege ramps against its walls. Jerusalem was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah’s reign.

By July 18 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign,[d] the famine in the city had become very severe, and the last of the food was entirely gone. Then a section of the city wall was broken down, and all the soldiers fled. Since the city was surrounded by the Babylonians,[e] they waited for nightfall. Then they slipped through the gate between the two walls behind the king’s garden and headed toward the Jordan Valley.[f]

But the Babylonian troops chased King Zedekiah and overtook him on the plains of Jericho, for his men had all deserted him and scattered. They captured the king and took him to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath. There the king of Babylon pronounced judgment upon Zedekiah. 10 The king of Babylon made Zedekiah watch as he slaughtered his sons. He also slaughtered all the officials of Judah at Riblah. 11 Then he gouged out Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in bronze chains, and the king of Babylon led him away to Babylon. Zedekiah remained there in prison until the day of his death.

The Temple Destroyed

12 On August 17 of that year,[g] which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard and an official of the Babylonian king, arrived in Jerusalem. 13 He burned down the Temple of the Lord, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem. He destroyed all the important buildings[h] in the city. 14 Then he supervised the entire Babylonian[i] army as they tore down the walls of Jerusalem on every side. 15 Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, took as exiles some of the poorest of the people, the rest of the people who remained in the city, the defectors who had declared their allegiance to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the craftsmen. 16 But Nebuzaradan allowed some of the poorest people to stay behind to care for the vineyards and fields.

17 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars in front of the Lord’s Temple, the bronze water carts, and the great bronze basin called the Sea, and they carried all the bronze away to Babylon. 18 They also took all the ash buckets, shovels, lamp snuffers, basins, dishes, and all the other bronze articles used for making sacrifices at the Temple. 19 The captain of the guard also took the small bowls, incense burners, basins, pots, lampstands, ladles, bowls used for liquid offerings, and all the other articles made of pure gold or silver.

20 The weight of the bronze from the two pillars, the Sea with the twelve bronze oxen beneath it, and the water carts was too great to be measured. These things had been made for the Lord’s Temple in the days of King Solomon. 21 Each of the pillars was 27 feet tall and 18 feet in circumference.[j] They were hollow, with walls 3 inches thick.[k] 22 The bronze capital on top of each pillar was 7 1⁄2 feet[l] high and was decorated with a network of bronze pomegranates all the way around. 23 There were 96 pomegranates on the sides, and a total of 100 pomegranates on the network around the top.

24 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, took with him as prisoners Seraiah the high priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three chief gatekeepers. 25 And from among the people still hiding in the city, he took an officer who had been in charge of the Judean army; seven of the king’s personal advisers; the army commander’s chief secretary, who was in charge of recruitment; and sixty other citizens. 26 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, took them all to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 27 And there at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king of Babylon had them all put to death. So the people of Judah were sent into exile from their land.

28 The number of captives taken to Babylon in the seventh year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign[m] was 3,023. 29 Then in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year[n] he took 832 more. 30 In Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year[o] he sent Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, who took 745 more—a total of 4,600 captives in all.

Hope for Israel’s Royal Line

31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to[p] Jehoiachin and released him from prison on March 31 of that year.[q] 32 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon. 33 He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes to replace his prison garb and allowed him to dine in the king’s presence for the rest of his life. 34 So the Babylonian king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. This continued until the day of his death.


  1. 51:59 The fourth year of Zedekiah’s reign was 593 B.c.
  2. 52:4a Hebrew on the tenth day of the tenth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of events in Jeremiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This day was January 15, 588 B.c.
  3. 52:4b Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar; also in 52:12, 28, 29, 30.
  4. 52:6 Hebrew By the ninth day of the fourth month [in the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign]. This day was July 18, 586 B.c.; also see note on 52:4a.
  5. 52:7a Or the Chaldeans; similarly in 52:8, 17.
  6. 52:7b Hebrew the Arabah.
  7. 52:12 Hebrew On the tenth day of the fifth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was August 17, 586 B.c.; also see note on 52:4a.
  8. 52:13 Or destroyed the houses of all the important people.
  9. 52:14 Or Chaldean.
  10. 52:21a Hebrew 18 cubits [8.3 meters] tall and 12 cubits [5.5 meters] in circumference.
  11. 52:21b Hebrew 4 fingers thick [8 centimeters].
  12. 52:22 Hebrew 5 cubits [2.3 meters].
  13. 52:28 This exile in the seventh year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign occurred in 597 B.c.
  14. 52:29 This exile in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign occurred in 586 B.c.
  15. 52:30 This exile in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign occurred in 581 B.c.
  16. 52:31a Hebrew He raised the head of.
  17. 52:31b Hebrew on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was March 31, 561 B.c.; also see note on 52:4a.
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Titus 3

Do What Is Good

Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.

Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But—

When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.[a] He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.

This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.

Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees[b] or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. 10 If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. 11 For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.

Paul’s Final Remarks and Greetings

12 I am planning to send either Artemas or Tychicus to you. As soon as one of them arrives, do your best to meet me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to stay there for the winter. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with their trip. See that they are given everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.

15 Everybody here sends greetings. Please give my greetings to the believers—all who love us.

May God’s grace be with you all.


  1. 3:5 Greek He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
  2. 3:9 Or spiritual genealogies.
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Psalm 100

Psalm 100

A psalm of thanksgiving.

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.[a]
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.


  1. 100:3 As in an alternate reading in the Masoretic Text; the other alternate and some ancient versions read and not we ourselves.
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Proverbs 26:18-19

18 Just as damaging
as a madman shooting a deadly weapon
19 is someone who lies to a friend
and then says, “I was only joking.”

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10/27/2022 DAB Transcript

Jeremiah 51:1-53, Titus 2:1-15, Psalms 99:1-9, Proverbs 26:17

Today is the 27th day of October welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we gather and move forward a step at a time a day at a time through the Scriptures. And our step forward today will lead us back into the book of Jeremiah. So, we’re reading from the New Living Translation this week. Today Jeremiah chapter 51 verses 1 through 53.


Okay. So, let’s talk about meddling and then let’s talk about dogs and then let’s talk about ourselves. So, first, meddling. Nobody likes a meddler, typically, like the person that gets involved in all kinds of things that they don’t belong involved in or inserts themselves into anything that is none of their business or is continually having…having a running commentary about anything and everything, a person who really really really really really really likes their opinions and often assumes that everybody else likes their opinion just as much as they do. And, so, they offer it unsolicited about everything. Meddler’s, people inserting themselves into the stew, changing the recipe. I don't…I mean, there probably are people in the world that enjoy being meddled with but I don’t know any personally. I don’t believe I’ve ever met anybody that likes that. Typically a kind response to a meddler is you should mind your own business or tend to your own problems, but that would be a kind response. A lot of times when a person that’s being meddled with, they get angry and so the response isn’t kind, right? If I wanted your involvement or if I wanted your opinion I would’ve asked for it. Now let’s talk about dogs. I have a dog. I have a couple dogs. I have a dog that I like a lot though. Her name is Lucy and I love my dog. Actually, she loves me. She’s our family dog. We love her. She loves us. She’s devoted us and we’re devoted to her and care for her and she’s got personality. She’ll sit at the door and wait for us to come home with her little butt wagging, and she’ll go and get toys and bring them out to play with. And if she gets scolded you can see the look in her face. She’s feeling ashamed and she shows us her personality all the time. You can be playing with her and she can start growling. Like she can grab a piece of rope and I can grab the other end of the rope and shake her head around and she can try to pull the rope like we’re playing tug-of-war and growl. I can get down on the ground with her and wrestle with her and play with her. She can pretend like she’s gonna bite me, right? Like I can put my hand in her mouth and she can be growling at me but I know she’s playing. I know she’s not gonna bite me. If I sneak up on her, though like she’s laying on the ground and she’s got her head in her paws and she’s just kinda laying there and she’s fallen asleep and if I just kinda sneak up on her and grab her by the ear’s she’s gonna freak out. She might actually bite me. She’s not gonna exactly know what’s going on and she might retaliate. She might feel like she needs to defend herself. Before she can figure out what’s going on she might bite me. And now let’s talk about ourselves. And I quote from the book of Proverbs today. “Interfering in someone else’s argument is as foolish as yanking on a dog’s ears.” In other words, inserting ourselves into something that is none of our business, meddling in someone else’s argument, someone else’s business is as foolish is sneaking up on a dog while it’s asleep, even if it’s a friendly dog, and grabbing it by the ears. And we can imagine…I mean many of us have dogs and if we sneak up on them and grab their ears, we might get bitten. It would be foolish to do that, just as it is foolish to insert ourselves in someone else’s story, in someone else’s argument that is none of our business. And if we would take some time to pause and reflect upon the times which we have meddled and inserted ourselves into something that isn’t our business, typically, that doesn’t work out well. Typically, we get bitten or get snapped at. And if we make this a habit in our lives than we probably feel misunderstood. But we’re getting snapped at a lot and it’s affecting our lives because we are inserting ourselves where we do not belong. And if the wisdom of the Proverbs is true, which it is that gives us opportunity to pause and reflect upon our behaviors realizing that we cause a lot of the conflict by inserting ourselves into other people’s conflict uninvited. And, so to heed the voice of wisdom today we have to be able to observe ourselves, which is so much of the story, watching what we do and then understanding why. So, like, why do we stick our noses where they don’t belong? Why do we feel the compulsion to have a running commentary on everything, even things that are non-none of our business, that aren’t our argument? There could be any number of reasons for why we do the things that we do, but at some point we will have to observe what we’re doing and then be able to ask ourselves, how will sticking my nose in this, like how will inserting myself in this help anything? Am I being instructed? Am I being led or am I just a busybody in this scenario? How is this going to affect my relationship with the people involved? How is this going to affect my relationship with the Lord? How is me getting involved in this going to affect God’s kingdom? If we can take a moment and reflect upon those things before we get involved and if the answer is like there’s no redeeming value for me offering my opinion or stirring up the pot here then maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we shouldn’t. Probably we shouldn’t. Actually, if we’re listening to the voice of wisdom from the book of Proverbs, we shouldn’t. It’s like grabbing an unsuspecting dog by the ears. Some things for us to ponder today.


Holy Spirit, we invite you into that, especially the part about observing ourselves before we do something as opposed to reflecting back on how we shouldn’t have done that. We need your wisdom and guidance. We need to understand that everything we do is a witness for you as your children, as ambassadors for you, our king and your kingdom. We represent you. We often don’t give that the gravity that it deserves but getting involved in something that you have not invited us to be involved in is not a recipe that works out well in almost any scenario. And, so, this is important. We stir up a lot of trouble that doesn’t need to be there. We get involved in things that have nothing to do with us. We waste time and energy that could be well spent in other areas. And, so, thank you for this wisdom. It’s a corrective wisdom but thank you for this wisdom because we heed this wisdom than what it gives us back is energy and time and relationships that aren’t stirred up. So, come Holy Spirit into this very, very practical wisdom that we must heed. We pray this in the precious and mighty name of Jesus. Amen.


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Hello this is Delight in Me and I just want to pray for September. You called in saying that you feel lost. And I just want to encourage you that you’re not lost to God. He knows exactly where you are and He’s right with you and I wanna pray. Lord, I pray that You helped September come to feel Your presence. Help him to know that there’s nothing that he can do, that everything has been done by You because You love him so deeply. You love him with an everlasting love and You…You long to just have him turn to You and just place his trust in You. So, September, I encourage you to just rest in the knowledge that God loves you and there’s not anything that you can do except to just have relationship with Him. And I do. I love you. I do I pray that God will make His presence so known in a… I understand what you’re saying and I…I feel like I’ve been there. As a pastor’s daughter I think it can be confusing. For me personally I got caught up in being on display in the church I think and that that confused me. Anyway, time is ticking…

What’s up Daily Audio Bible. I’m Deforest from out here in Louisiana and I wanted to ask for a prayer request. This is my first time doing this, but I’ve been listening for about three or four years. And I recently pretty much lost my family. I was supposed to get married October 1st. Today is October 23rd. And I have a problem with women and sex. And that’s not really the full extent of what broke up my family. But I’m just…I’m tired of battling this. I am so tired of battling it. And I and the __. And I feel like Paul. I do what I don’t want to do. Even though I know I shouldn’t do it I still do it anyway. So, I’m just asking for some prayers so I can start my own ministry and spread the word of God. But this sexual…desires that I have…I’ve had have held me back from doing it because I don’t wanna be a hypocrite or I don’t know just not be prepared. So, I wanna settle down, have a family and to live in my purpose and just get myself together. This has been going on for way too many years and I’ve been programmed to think and act a certain way and now it’s time for me to break it and I'm…only God can break it because I can’t do it. I’ve tried myself too many times. So, pray for me.

Hey DAB family this is your sister Ashley from California and wow it has been a while the last few days. Brian I just want to say thank you for this platform because without it I don’t know how I’d be inviting the word into my situation besides prayer. Y'all, my son Jackson who I called in and you’re praying for for issues with school. You guys, God has been so good because we found out that he had a 11 by 5 by 5 mass in his chest and abdomen, which it’s anterior but it’s like near his heart, it’s pressing down on his heart and he is been diagnosed with AL a leukemia and he started getting treatment for it on Friday and he is in the best hands. We’re UCLA here in Los Angeles. And guys God has just shown up and the best ways and it is so beautiful. I may not be grateful for this situation but I’m definitely grateful in it. But I could really use your prayers everybody. If you could please lift the doctors and the medical team up, my family, me. God, just He’s making a way. And I know His ways are higher than mine and I just know that He will give me peace here. And, so, I’m trying to thrive here and not to just survive here. So, if you all could lift us up, I would really appreciate it. DAB family you mean the world to me. And I’m praying with you as I listen. And I know that the Lord is here, and I know He has His angels fighting on my behalf and I am so grateful. But please pray for us. I love you all. I’ll talk to you soon. Bye.

Hey y'all this is beloved on the beach. It is early on a Monday morning. I’m many weeks behind but I just had to stop the prayer request. I think there’s still one more to be played from October 12th and just got stopped in my tracks listening to a man, UPS driver, a brother in Christ who is or has now at this point faced a really hard day Lord driving through South Dakota I think he said and it bringing up trauma from his past. And I just wanted to say and point out if you hadn’t noticed it already that at 8 years old was the last time you saw him and you now have an 8-year-old son yourself and that God is so poetically writing a redemption story for you, my brother. And I am just so proud of you have as a sister in Christ following far away listening to this prayer request in this vulnerability that you modeled for all of us especially Christian men or men in general in this world that you showed a vulnerability. You spoke truth and trauma and shared your tears and then you begged for prayer and community to come alongside of you in that Lord. And so…I mean to come alongside the Lord with you in that. And I am just so encouraged and I am going to continue and pray for you and I just know that healing is coming that some has already come. And we praise You for that your Lord that You continue with the ripples of healing. We love you.

Hey, this message is for September. I just heard your call in this morning. This is Anne in the Trenches and I just wanted to say I heard so many people pray for you in your struggle with faith and I appreciate your honesty about the __. You should just drop, you know, drop it off or whatever and that that’s not necessarily helpful. But I’m hoping whatever I say this morning will be. We’ll see. Firstly, I think there’s different groups of Christians, right? And I used to be terrified that it wasn’t doing enough, or I wasn’t enough. And, so, I would end up in a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth and…or when I was a little kid, I remember I was left home alone a lot and I just thought for sure that the rapture had happened and that I wasn’t taken. Anyways, so just know that this doubt and fear that you have, you’re not alone in it. But I wanted to add in, you said something about God not coming to your rescue. You didn’t say those exact words, but you might not see God do it, but I just watched and listened to so many of His people coming to your rescue. And, so, I just wanted to say, yeah, He will chase you down. He just did and it was beautiful to watch. But to be honest I just remember thinking man people are really bothered by this. Like so many people called in to pray for this guy who said he didn’t know if he was a believer. And, so, I just want you to know that your prayer was actually already answered, and the Lord will send His people. Not everything is a miracle that God swoops in and does Himself. Quite often He sends His people…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 27, 2022 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:1-53

51 This is what the Lord says:
“I will stir up a destroyer against Babylon
and the people of Babylonia.[a]
Foreigners will come and winnow her,
blowing her away as chaff.
They will come from every side
to rise against her in her day of trouble.
Don’t let the archers put on their armor
or draw their bows.
Don’t spare even her best soldiers!
Let her army be completely destroyed.[b]
They will fall dead in the land of the Babylonians,[c]
slashed to death in her streets.
For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
has not abandoned Israel and Judah.
He is still their God,
even though their land was filled with sin
against the Holy One of Israel.”

Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves!
Don’t get trapped in her punishment!
It is the Lord’s time for vengeance;
he will repay her in full.
Babylon has been a gold cup in the Lord’s hands,
a cup that made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank Babylon’s wine,
and it drove them all mad.
But suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen.
Weep for her.
Give her medicine.
Perhaps she can yet be healed.
We would have helped her if we could,
but nothing can save her now.
Let her go; abandon her.
Return now to your own land.
For her punishment reaches to the heavens;
it is so great it cannot be measured.
10 The Lord has vindicated us.
Come, let us announce in Jerusalem[d]
everything the Lord our God has done.

11 Sharpen the arrows!
Lift up the shields![e]
For the Lord has inspired the kings of the Medes
to march against Babylon and destroy her.
This is his vengeance against those
who desecrated his Temple.
12 Raise the battle flag against Babylon!
Reinforce the guard and station the watchmen.
Prepare an ambush,
for the Lord will fulfill all his plans against Babylon.
13 You are a city by a great river,
a great center of commerce,
but your end has come.
The thread of your life is cut.
14 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has taken this vow
and has sworn to it by his own name:
“Your cities will be filled with enemies,
like fields swarming with locusts,
and they will shout in triumph over you.”

A Hymn of Praise to the Lord

15 The Lord made the earth by his power,
and he preserves it by his wisdom.
With his own understanding
he stretched out the heavens.
16 When he speaks in the thunder,
the heavens roar with rain.
He causes the clouds to rise over the earth.
He sends the lightning with the rain
and releases the wind from his storehouses.

17 The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge!
The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make,
for their carefully shaped works are a fraud.
These idols have no breath or power.
18 Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies!
On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.
19 But the God of Israel[f] is no idol!
He is the Creator of everything that exists,
including his people, his own special possession.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!

Babylon’s Great Punishment

20 “You[g] are my battle-ax and sword,”
says the Lord.
“With you I will shatter nations
and destroy many kingdoms.
21 With you I will shatter armies—
destroying the horse and rider,
the chariot and charioteer.
22 With you I will shatter men and women,
old people and children,
young men and young women.
23 With you I will shatter shepherds and flocks,
farmers and oxen,
captains and officers.

24 “I will repay Babylon
and the people of Babylonia[h]
for all the wrong they have done
to my people in Jerusalem,” says the Lord.

25 “Look, O mighty mountain, destroyer of the earth!
I am your enemy,” says the Lord.
“I will raise my fist against you,
to knock you down from the heights.
When I am finished,
you will be nothing but a heap of burnt rubble.
26 You will be desolate forever.
Even your stones will never again be used for building.
You will be completely wiped out,”
says the Lord.

27 Raise a signal flag to the nations.
Sound the battle cry!
Mobilize them all against Babylon.
Prepare them to fight against her!
Bring out the armies of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz.
Appoint a commander,
and bring a multitude of horses like swarming locusts!
28 Bring against her the armies of the nations—
led by the kings of the Medes
and all their captains and officers.

29 The earth trembles and writhes in pain,
for everything the Lord has planned against Babylon stands unchanged.
Babylon will be left desolate without a single inhabitant.
30 Her mightiest warriors no longer fight.
They stay in their barracks, their courage gone.
They have become like women.
The invaders have burned the houses
and broken down the city gates.
31 The news is passed from one runner to the next
as the messengers hurry to tell the king
that his city has been captured.
32 All the escape routes are blocked.
The marshes have been set aflame,
and the army is in a panic.

33 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
the God of Israel, says:
“Babylon is like wheat on a threshing floor,
about to be trampled.
In just a little while
her harvest will begin.”

34 “King Nebuchadnezzar[i] of Babylon has eaten and crushed us
and drained us of strength.
He has swallowed us like a great monster
and filled his belly with our riches.
He has thrown us out of our own country.
35 Make Babylon suffer as she made us suffer,”
say the people of Zion.
“Make the people of Babylonia pay for spilling our blood,”
says Jerusalem.

The Lord’s Vengeance on Babylon

36 This is what the Lord says to Jerusalem:

“I will be your lawyer to plead your case,
and I will avenge you.
I will dry up her river,
as well as her springs,
37 and Babylon will become a heap of ruins,
haunted by jackals.
She will be an object of horror and contempt,
a place where no one lives.
38 Her people will roar together like strong lions.
They will growl like lion cubs.
39 And while they lie inflamed with all their wine,
I will prepare a different kind of feast for them.
I will make them drink until they fall asleep,
and they will never wake up again,”
says the Lord.
40 “I will bring them down
like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams and goats to be sacrificed.

41 “How Babylon[j] is fallen—
great Babylon, praised throughout the earth!
Now she has become an object of horror
among the nations.
42 The sea has risen over Babylon;
she is covered by its crashing waves.
43 Her cities now lie in ruins;
she is a dry wasteland
where no one lives or even passes by.
44 And I will punish Bel, the god of Babylon,
and make him vomit up all he has eaten.
The nations will no longer come and worship him.
The wall of Babylon has fallen!

A Message for the Exiles

45 “Come out, my people, flee from Babylon.
Save yourselves! Run from the Lord’s fierce anger.
46 But do not panic; don’t be afraid
when you hear the first rumor of approaching forces.
For rumors will keep coming year by year.
Violence will erupt in the land
as the leaders fight against each other.
47 For the time is surely coming
when I will punish this great city and all her idols.
Her whole land will be disgraced,
and her dead will lie in the streets.
48 Then the heavens and earth will rejoice,
for out of the north will come destroying armies
against Babylon,” says the Lord.
49 “Just as Babylon killed the people of Israel
and others throughout the world,
so must her people be killed.
50 Get out, all you who have escaped the sword!
Do not stand and watch—flee while you can!
Remember the Lord, though you are in a far-off land,
and think about your home in Jerusalem.”

51 “We are ashamed,” the people say.
“We are insulted and disgraced
because the Lord’s Temple
has been defiled by foreigners.”

52 “Yes,” says the Lord, “but the time is coming
when I will destroy Babylon’s idols.
The groans of her wounded people
will be heard throughout the land.
53 Though Babylon reaches as high as the heavens
and makes her fortifications incredibly strong,
I will still send enemies to plunder her.
I, the Lord, have spoken!


  1. 51:1 Hebrew of Leb-kamai, a code name for Babylonia.
  2. 51:3 The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
  3. 51:4 Or Chaldeans; also in 51:54.
  4. 51:10 Hebrew Zion; also in 51:24.
  5. 51:11 Greek version reads Fill up the quivers.
  6. 51:19 Hebrew the Portion of Jacob. See note on 5:20.
  7. 51:20 Possibly Cyrus, whom God used to conquer Babylon. Compare Isa 44:28; 45:1.
  8. 51:24 Or Chaldea; also in 51:35.
  9. 51:34 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar.
  10. 51:41 Hebrew Sheshach, a code name for Babylon.
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Titus 2

Promote Right Teaching

As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.

Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.[a] Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,[b] to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.

Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back 10 or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.

11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, 13 while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. 14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

15 You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. You have the authority to correct them when necessary, so don’t let anyone disregard what you say.


  1. 2:3 Greek be enslaved to much wine.
  2. 2:5 Some manuscripts read to care for their homes.
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Psalm 99

Psalm 99

The Lord is king!
Let the nations tremble!
He sits on his throne between the cherubim.
Let the whole earth quake!
The Lord sits in majesty in Jerusalem,[a]
exalted above all the nations.
Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Your name is holy!
Mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established fairness.
You have acted with justice
and righteousness throughout Israel.[b]
Exalt the Lord our God!
Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!

Moses and Aaron were among his priests;
Samuel also called on his name.
They cried to the Lord for help,
and he answered them.
He spoke to Israel from the pillar of cloud,
and they followed the laws and decrees he gave them.
O Lord our God, you answered them.
You were a forgiving God to them,
but you punished them when they went wrong.

Exalt the Lord our God,
and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem,
for the Lord our God is holy!


  1. 99:2 Hebrew Zion.
  2. 99:4 Hebrew Jacob. See note on 44:4.
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Proverbs 26:17

17 Interfering in someone else’s argument
is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears.

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