10/31/2023 DAB Transcript

Lamentations 4:1-5:22, Hebrews 2:1-18, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 26:23

Today is the 31st day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, of course, it’s awesome to be here with you today, as we prepare to close down the 10th month of the year. Today is the 304th day of the year, which leaves us with 61 steps to go to the finish line. And also today, we will conclude the book of Lamentations. So, let’s get to that, we are reading from the Good News Translation this week. Lamentations chapter 4 verse 1 through 5 verse 22 today.

Commentary:

Okay, so, we’re quite a bit of ways into the book of Proverbs and we have been dispensed each day, a bit of wisdom has been given to us, that is practical and usable and true. And we also notice that it deals with all of the different postures and issues of our lives, encouraging us in the path that leads to and operates within wisdom. But we also have to acknowledge that where it is taking is now, the territory that we are going through right now, is pretty close to home because it’s dealing with the things that we’re saying and how that affects things, and it uses metaphors that we can understand to show us what we’re doing. Which gives us a great opportunity to ask ourselves, is that what I want to be doing with my words. In other words, if this is what is happening, is that who I want to be? So, let’s look at this Proverb, insincere talk is how this Proverb begins. So, what are we talking about when we’re talk about insincere talk? We’re talking about language or the portrayal of an emotion that is not authentic, that is not genuine. In other words, we don’t mean what we’re actually saying, and we don’t feel what we’re actually portraying. We’re saying it because we feel like we should say, or we’re exaggerating what we’re saying or what we’re portraying ourselves to be feeling. We’re exaggerating and stretching that beyond what is true and authentic. And the Proverb says this is cheap talk, and we know that, we know that euphemism. We know that Proverb; talk is cheap. This is what we’re talking about. But underneath that, we have to understand that it’s a sham, it’s not true. It’s not genuine, it’s not authentic, it’s not real. It veils the truth, it hides what you’re really thinking. So, as the Proverb goes, insincere talk that hides what you really thinking, is like a fine glaze on a cheap clay pot. So, if we’re looking at the metaphor than the clay pot is made of cheap materials, it is maybe poorly constructed, isn’t gonna hold together that well. Maybe it’s porous and actually won’t hold liquid and so this glaze is put over the top, that’s gonna break down, and it’s gonna leak. Which probably brings us to another euphemism: that won’t hold water. That’s what we’re talking about here. So, this glaze is slapped on top of it to make it look like it’s a finely crafted piece, but it’s not. It’s cheap. It’s not gonna hold up. It’s not what it’s being presented to be. So, put that starkly, as the Proverbs are prone to do, we immediately have the mirror that the Scriptures become up in front of our faces, and we have to examine ourselves. That’s the invitation of the Proverb. Do you want to live wise or not? If you do, then this is…this is what you need to pay attention to, this is what the Proverbs teach us. So, we have to look at ourselves and say am I true, am I real, am I authentic and genuine in the things that I communicate. Or is most of this a sham? I don’t think there’s anyone, you know, listening right now, that’s like yes, yes, every day I roll out of bed and see how fake I can possibly be. And when I lay my head down at night, if I can feel like I fooled everyone, then mission accomplished. Like, I don’t think we live our lives that way. But using this Proverb and the metaphor that it presents us, we might find that we very much are participating in insincere talk throughout any given day. And according to the Proverb, we’re trying to pass off something as valuable that is cheap. And if we’ll pay attention to this Proverb, if we put it in our hearts and walk through this day observing ourselves, we’ll probably catch ourselves. And as we observe ourselves being this way, than we have the opportunity to name it and change it.

Prayer:

So, Father, we come into Your presence asking for Your help with this, the false places inside of us that just come spilling out in all kinds of social situations. How is it that we can be true, and sincere and present in our language, in our speech? Rather than peddling something off, that isn’t true. Come Jesus we pray, we need Your help, and we ask for it, in Your name. Amen.

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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, DAB family, this is Shannon in Orio Grande. Please join me in praying for my cousin Toby. He’s 40 and has brain cancer. It’s returned, a second time. He just had surgery and they’ve removed it. But he needs to start chemo. Pray that this time, Lord, Toby’s brain cancer will be completely removed. And that it would never return. Pray for his family; give them Your peace and comfort, as they worry about him and love him this time. We thank You that they know You. And again, we just ask that he will be completely healed of the brain cancer. May it never return. May his peace be in You and may he know that You have his best in Your in mind. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Good morning siblings. It’s me, your little sis, His Little Sharie in Canada. A big thank you to everybody who has prayed for me or sent kind thoughts my way. I so appreciate it. I have been doing better emotionally. I’m feeling a lot of peace about my situation with the possible progression of my MS, even though I am seeing symptoms. Overall, I’m just generally feeling a lot of peace. And the update is, that I’m gonna have to wait until January to make any decision. Which is good news, in a way, because I don’t have to make a decision right now about beginning MS drugs. I won’t be able to see my neurologist until January. I did call her but the nurse explained to me that I have an appointment with her in a couple of months, a few months. And she’ll be able to reassess me at that time. We’ll be able to talk about anything I want to and we’ll make a decision whether MS drugs is appropriate. And then, I have to kind of apply to begin these drugs and be approved. So, there’s a bit of a process involved here in Canada. So, the long and the short of it is I don’t have to do anything right now. I am noticing progression in some of my symptoms, but I just feel the Lord is protecting me emotionally from the fear that I was feeling. So, thank you so much to those of you who have prayed for me. I know people have been praying on the prayer line. I know people have been praying on the Prayer Wall. A friend has sent me some of those prayers, just beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart family. You guys are awesome. And I’ll continue to keep you updated.

This is Molly calling in to respond to Bob from Phoenix. Bob, I don’t know what your circumstances are but God does. It sounds to me like you are pretty open to God’s moving in your heart and in your life. Keep something in mind, you don’t have to hear God’s voice in order to give your life completely over to Jesus. It’s a matter of your will. If it were anything else, then it wouldn’t be faith. And without faith, it’s impossible to please Him. So, please be encouraged. Just obey the word that you’re reading and you’re hearing. And move on with your life, it’s going to get better. It always does. And God is faithful to honor your prayers and to honor your faith. Just wanted to let you know.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible. I pray for Eyes of a Dove, called in about Jerry, her father. I am also starting to move in with my mom. The difficulty of the mental anguish and fear and delusions that keep us having a fulfilling relationship. We leave them all at your feet Lord. We become before You Lord to lift up those who are suffering with dementia, and the families that are supporting them through this serious and distressing disease. It must be traumatic to begin to realize that one’s memory is beginning to fail and heart rendering for those that are left to care for their loved ones with dementia through their process of physical and mental degeneration. Pour Your love and Your grace into the hearts of all those that are affected by dementia and memory loss. And we pray that You would supply all their needs, according to your riches and glory. Bless all those who care for those with this debilitating disease and supply them with an abundance of Your loving patience, gentle graciousness, and inner strength as they support and care for their loved ones, day-by-day. Lord, in Your loving kindness and great compassion, we pray that You would bestow Your tender mercies, sufficient strength and inner peace on all who are today involved in one way or another with dementia and uphold each one with your righteous right hand. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. God bless you Daily Audio Bible. This is Lauralee in Boynton Beach.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday October 31, 2023 (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.

Footnotes:

  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.

Footnotes:

  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!

Footnotes:

  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.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 26:23 By revocalization; Hebrew silver of dross
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday October 30, 2023 (NIV)

Lamentations 3

[a]I am the man who has seen affliction(A)
by the rod of the Lord’s wrath.(B)
He has driven me away and made me walk
in darkness(C) rather than light;
indeed, he has turned his hand against me(D)
again and again, all day long.

He has made my skin and my flesh grow old(E)
and has broken my bones.(F)
He has besieged me and surrounded me
with bitterness(G) and hardship.(H)
He has made me dwell in darkness
like those long dead.(I)

He has walled me in so I cannot escape;(J)
he has weighed me down with chains.(K)
Even when I call out or cry for help,(L)
he shuts out my prayer.(M)
He has barred(N) my way with blocks of stone;
he has made my paths crooked.(O)

10 Like a bear lying in wait,
like a lion(P) in hiding,(Q)
11 he dragged me from the path and mangled(R) me
and left me without help.
12 He drew his bow(S)
and made me the target(T) for his arrows.(U)

13 He pierced(V) my heart
with arrows from his quiver.(W)
14 I became the laughingstock(X) of all my people;(Y)
they mock me in song(Z) all day long.
15 He has filled me with bitter herbs
and given me gall to drink.(AA)

16 He has broken my teeth with gravel;(AB)
he has trampled me in the dust.(AC)
17 I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”(AD)

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness(AE) and the gall.(AF)
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast(AG) within me.(AH)
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

22 Because of the Lord’s great love(AI) we are not consumed,(AJ)
for his compassions never fail.(AK)
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.(AL)
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;(AM)
therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;(AN)
26 it is good to wait quietly(AO)
for the salvation of the Lord.(AP)
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

28 Let him sit alone in silence,(AQ)
for the Lord has laid it on him.
29 Let him bury his face in the dust(AR)
there may yet be hope.(AS)
30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,(AT)
and let him be filled with disgrace.(AU)

31 For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.(AV)
32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.(AW)
33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.(AX)

34 To crush underfoot
all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny people their rights
before the Most High,(AY)
36 to deprive them of justice—
would not the Lord see such things?(AZ)

37 Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?(BA)
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that both calamities and good things come?(BB)
39 Why should the living complain
when punished for their sins?(BC)

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

43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued(BI) us;
you have slain without pity.(BJ)
44 You have covered yourself with a cloud(BK)
so that no prayer(BL) can get through.(BM)
45 You have made us scum(BN) and refuse
among the nations.

46 “All our enemies have opened their mouths
wide(BO) against us.(BP)
47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls,(BQ)
ruin and destruction.(BR)
48 Streams of tears(BS) flow from my eyes(BT)
because my people are destroyed.(BU)

49 My eyes will flow unceasingly,
without relief,(BV)
50 until the Lord looks down
from heaven and sees.(BW)
51 What I see brings grief to my soul
because of all the women of my city.

52 Those who were my enemies without cause
hunted me like a bird.(BX)
53 They tried to end my life in a pit(BY)
and threw stones at me;
54 the waters closed over my head,(BZ)
and I thought I was about to perish.(CA)

55 I called on your name, Lord,
from the depths(CB) of the pit.(CC)
56 You heard my plea:(CD) “Do not close your ears
to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near(CE) when I called you,
and you said, “Do not fear.”(CF)

58 You, Lord, took up my case;(CG)
you redeemed my life.(CH)
59 Lord, you have seen the wrong done to me.(CI)
Uphold my cause!(CJ)
60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance,
all their plots against me.(CK)

61 Lord, you have heard their insults,(CL)
all their plots against me—
62 what my enemies whisper and mutter
against me all day long.(CM)
63 Look at them! Sitting or standing,
they mock me in their songs.(CN)

64 Pay them back what they deserve, Lord,
for what their hands have done.(CO)
65 Put a veil over their hearts,(CP)
and may your curse be on them!
66 Pursue(CQ) them in anger and destroy them
from under the heavens of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Lamentations 3:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem; the verses of each stanza begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and the verses within each stanza begin with the same letter.

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 3:1 : Jer 15:17-18
  2. Lamentations 3:1 : S Job 19:21; Ps 88:7
  3. Lamentations 3:2 : S Job 19:8; S Ps 82:5; S Jer 4:23
  4. Lamentations 3:3 : Ps 38:2; Isa 5:25
  5. Lamentations 3:4 : S Job 30:30; La 4:8
  6. Lamentations 3:4 : Ps 51:8; S Isa 38:13; S Jer 50:17
  7. Lamentations 3:5 : ver 19
  8. Lamentations 3:5 : Jer 23:15
  9. Lamentations 3:6 : Ps 88:5-6; 143:3; Isa 59:10
  10. Lamentations 3:7 : S Job 3:23
  11. Lamentations 3:7 : Jer 40:4
  12. Lamentations 3:8 : Ps 5:2
  13. Lamentations 3:8 : ver 44; S Dt 1:45; S Job 30:20; Ps 22:2
  14. Lamentations 3:9 : S Job 19:8
  15. Lamentations 3:9 : S Job 9:24; S Isa 63:17; Hos 2:6
  16. Lamentations 3:10 : S Job 10:16
  17. Lamentations 3:10 : Hos 13:8; Am 5:18-19
  18. Lamentations 3:11 : Hos 6:1
  19. Lamentations 3:12 : S La 2:4
  20. Lamentations 3:12 : Job 7:20
  21. Lamentations 3:12 : S Job 16:12; Ps 7:12-13; 38:2
  22. Lamentations 3:13 : S Job 16:13
  23. Lamentations 3:13 : Job 6:4
  24. Lamentations 3:14 : S Ge 38:23; Ps 22:6-7; Jer 20:7
  25. Lamentations 3:14 : S Job 17:2
  26. Lamentations 3:14 : S Job 30:9
  27. Lamentations 3:15 : ver 19; Jer 9:15
  28. Lamentations 3:16 : S Pr 20:17
  29. Lamentations 3:16 : S Ps 7:5
  30. Lamentations 3:18 : S ver 54; S Job 17:15
  31. Lamentations 3:19 : ver 5
  32. Lamentations 3:19 : S ver 15
  33. Lamentations 3:20 : S Ps 42:5
  34. Lamentations 3:20 : Ps 42:11; 43:5
  35. Lamentations 3:22 : S Ps 103:11
  36. Lamentations 3:22 : S Job 34:15; S Hos 11:9
  37. Lamentations 3:22 : Ps 78:38; 130:7
  38. Lamentations 3:23 : S Ex 34:6; Zep 3:5
  39. Lamentations 3:24 : S Ps 119:57
  40. Lamentations 3:25 : S Ps 33:18; Isa 25:9; S 30:18
  41. Lamentations 3:26 : S Isa 7:4
  42. Lamentations 3:26 : Ps 37:7; 40:1
  43. Lamentations 3:28 : Jer 15:17; La 2:10
  44. Lamentations 3:29 : S Job 2:8
  45. Lamentations 3:29 : S Jer 31:17
  46. Lamentations 3:30 : S Job 16:10; S Isa 50:6
  47. Lamentations 3:30 : Mic 5:1
  48. Lamentations 3:31 : Ps 94:14; Isa 54:7
  49. Lamentations 3:32 : Ps 78:38; 106:43-45; Hos 11:8; Na 1:12
  50. Lamentations 3:33 : S Job 37:23; S Jer 31:20; Eze 18:23; 33:11
  51. Lamentations 3:35 : Ge 14:18, 19, 20, 22
  52. Lamentations 3:36 : Ps 140:12; S Pr 17:15; S Jer 22:3; Hab 1:13
  53. Lamentations 3:37 : Ps 33:9-11; S Pr 19:21; S 21:30
  54. Lamentations 3:38 : S Job 2:10; S Isa 45:7; Jer 32:42
  55. Lamentations 3:39 : S Jer 30:15; Mic 7:9
  56. Lamentations 3:40 : 2Co 13:5
  57. Lamentations 3:40 : Ps 119:59; 139:23-24
  58. Lamentations 3:41 : S Ps 25:1; S 28:2
  59. Lamentations 3:42 : Jer 14:20; Da 9:5
  60. Lamentations 3:42 : S 2Ki 24:4; Jer 5:7-9
  61. Lamentations 3:43 : ver 66; Ps 35:6
  62. Lamentations 3:43 : S La 2:2, 17, 21
  63. Lamentations 3:44 : Ps 97:2; La 2:1
  64. Lamentations 3:44 : S ver 8; Zec 7:13
  65. Lamentations 3:44 : S Isa 58:4
  66. Lamentations 3:45 : 1Co 4:13
  67. Lamentations 3:46 : Ps 22:13
  68. Lamentations 3:46 : La 2:16
  69. Lamentations 3:47 : Jer 48:43
  70. Lamentations 3:47 : S Isa 24:17-18; S 51:19
  71. Lamentations 3:48 : S Ps 119:136
  72. Lamentations 3:48 : S Jer 9:1, 18; La 1:16
  73. Lamentations 3:48 : La 2:11
  74. Lamentations 3:49 : Jer 14:17; S La 2:18
  75. Lamentations 3:50 : S Ps 14:2; 80:14; S Isa 63:15
  76. Lamentations 3:52 : Ps 35:7
  77. Lamentations 3:53 : Jer 37:16; S 38:6
  78. Lamentations 3:54 : Ps 69:2; Jnh 2:3-5
  79. Lamentations 3:54 : ver 18; Ps 88:5; Eze 37:11
  80. Lamentations 3:55 : S Ps 88:6
  81. Lamentations 3:55 : Ps 130:1; Jnh 2:2
  82. Lamentations 3:56 : S Ps 55:1; 116:1-2
  83. Lamentations 3:57 : S Ps 46:1
  84. Lamentations 3:57 : Isa 41:10
  85. Lamentations 3:58 : S Jer 51:36
  86. Lamentations 3:58 : Ps 34:22; S Jer 50:34
  87. Lamentations 3:59 : Jer 18:19-20
  88. Lamentations 3:59 : Ps 35:23; 43:1
  89. Lamentations 3:60 : S Jer 11:20; 18:18
  90. Lamentations 3:61 : Ps 89:50; Zep 2:8
  91. Lamentations 3:62 : Eze 36:3
  92. Lamentations 3:63 : S Job 30:9
  93. Lamentations 3:64 : S Ps 28:4; S Jer 51:6
  94. Lamentations 3:65 : Ex 14:8; Dt 2:30; Isa 6:10
  95. Lamentations 3:66 : S ver 43
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Hebrews 1

God’s Final Word: His Son

In the past God spoke(A) to our ancestors through the prophets(B) at many times and in various ways,(C) but in these last days(D) he has spoken to us by his Son,(E) whom he appointed heir(F) of all things, and through whom(G) also he made the universe.(H) The Son is the radiance of God’s glory(I) and the exact representation of his being,(J) sustaining all things(K) by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins,(L) he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.(M) So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.(N)

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father”[a]?(O)

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son”[b]?(P)

And again, when God brings his firstborn(Q) into the world,(R) he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c](S)

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
and his servants flames of fire.”[d](T)

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;(U)
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions(V)
by anointing you with the oil(W) of joy.”[e](X)

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.(Y)
11 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.(Z)
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,(AA)
and your years will never end.”[f](AB)

13 To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at my right hand(AC)
until I make your enemies
a footstool(AD) for your feet”[g]?(AE)

14 Are not all angels ministering spirits(AF) sent to serve those who will inherit(AG) salvation?(AH)

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 1:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)
  4. Hebrews 1:7 Psalm 104:4
  5. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7
  6. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27
  7. Hebrews 1:13 Psalm 110:1
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Psalm 102

Psalm 102[a]

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

Hear my prayer,(A) Lord;
let my cry for help(B) come to you.
Do not hide your face(C) from me
when I am in distress.
Turn your ear(D) to me;
when I call, answer me quickly.

For my days vanish like smoke;(E)
my bones(F) burn like glowing embers.
My heart is blighted and withered like grass;(G)
I forget to eat my food.(H)
In my distress I groan aloud(I)
and am reduced to skin and bones.
I am like a desert owl,(J)
like an owl among the ruins.
I lie awake;(K) I have become
like a bird alone(L) on a roof.
All day long my enemies(M) taunt me;(N)
those who rail against me use my name as a curse.(O)
For I eat ashes(P) as my food
and mingle my drink with tears(Q)
10 because of your great wrath,(R)
for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like the evening shadow;(S)
I wither(T) away like grass.

12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;(U)
your renown endures(V) through all generations.(W)
13 You will arise(X) and have compassion(Y) on Zion,
for it is time(Z) to show favor(AA) to her;
the appointed time(AB) has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear(AC) the name of the Lord,
all the kings(AD) of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion(AE)
and appear in his glory.(AF)
17 He will respond to the prayer(AG) of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.

18 Let this be written(AH) for a future generation,
that a people not yet created(AI) may praise the Lord:
19 “The Lord looked down(AJ) from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners(AK)
and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared(AL) in Zion
and his praise(AM) in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship(AN) the Lord.

23 In the course of my life[b] he broke my strength;
he cut short my days.(AO)
24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
your years go on(AP) through all generations.
25 In the beginning(AQ) you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens(AR) are the work of your hands.(AS)
26 They will perish,(AT) but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,(AU)
and your years will never end.(AV)
28 The children of your servants(AW) will live in your presence;
their descendants(AX) will be established before you.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 102:1 In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
  2. Psalm 102:23 Or By his power

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 102:1 : Ps 4:1
  2. Psalm 102:1 : S Ex 2:23
  3. Psalm 102:2 : S Ps 22:24
  4. Psalm 102:2 : S 2Ki 19:16; Ps 31:2; 88:2
  5. Psalm 102:3 : S Ps 37:20; S Jas 4:14
  6. Psalm 102:3 : La 1:13
  7. Psalm 102:4 : S Ps 37:2; 90:5-6
  8. Psalm 102:4 : S 1Sa 1:7; S Ezr 10:6; S Job 33:20
  9. Psalm 102:5 : S Ps 6:6
  10. Psalm 102:6 : S Dt 14:15-17; Job 30:29; Isa 34:11; Zep 2:14
  11. Psalm 102:7 : Ps 77:4
  12. Psalm 102:7 : Ps 38:11
  13. Psalm 102:8 : S Ps 31:11
  14. Psalm 102:8 : S Ps 42:10; Lk 22:63-65; 23:35-37
  15. Psalm 102:8 : S Ex 22:28; Isa 65:15; Jer 24:9; 25:18; 42:18; 44:12; Eze 14:8; Zec 8:13
  16. Psalm 102:9 : Isa 44:20
  17. Psalm 102:9 : Ps 6:6; 42:3; 80:5
  18. Psalm 102:10 : Ps 7:11; 38:3
  19. Psalm 102:11 : S 1Ch 29:15; S Job 14:2; S Ps 39:6
  20. Psalm 102:11 : S Job 8:12; Jas 1:10
  21. Psalm 102:12 : S Ex 15:18
  22. Psalm 102:12 : Ps 135:13; Isa 55:13; 63:12
  23. Psalm 102:12 : S Ex 3:15
  24. Psalm 102:13 : S Ps 44:26
  25. Psalm 102:13 : S Dt 32:36; S 1Ki 3:26; Isa 54:8; 60:10; Zec 10:6
  26. Psalm 102:13 : Ps 119:126
  27. Psalm 102:13 : S Ps 77:7
  28. Psalm 102:13 : S Ex 13:10; Da 8:19; Ac 1:7
  29. Psalm 102:15 : 1Ki 8:43; Ps 67:7; Isa 2:2
  30. Psalm 102:15 : Ps 76:12; 138:4; 148:11
  31. Psalm 102:16 : S Ps 51:18
  32. Psalm 102:16 : Ps 8:1; Isa 60:1-2
  33. Psalm 102:17 : S 1Ki 8:29; Ps 4:1; 6:9
  34. Psalm 102:18 : S Ro 4:24
  35. Psalm 102:18 : S Ps 22:31
  36. Psalm 102:19 : Ps 53:2
  37. Psalm 102:20 : S Ps 68:6; S Lk 4:19
  38. Psalm 102:21 : Ps 22:22
  39. Psalm 102:21 : Ps 9:14
  40. Psalm 102:22 : S Ps 22:27; Isa 49:22-23; Zec 8:20-23
  41. Psalm 102:23 : S Ps 39:5
  42. Psalm 102:24 : S Ge 21:33; Job 36:26; Ps 90:2
  43. Psalm 102:25 : S Ge 1:1; Heb 1:10-12*
  44. Psalm 102:25 : S 2Ch 2:12
  45. Psalm 102:25 : S Ps 8:3
  46. Psalm 102:26 : Isa 13:10, 13; 34:4; 51:6; Eze 32:8; Joel 2:10; Mt 24:35; 2Pe 3:7-10; Rev 20:11
  47. Psalm 102:27 : S Nu 23:19; Heb 13:8; Jas 1:17
  48. Psalm 102:27 : Ps 9:7
  49. Psalm 102:28 : Ps 69:36
  50. Psalm 102:28 : Ps 25:13; 89:4
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Proverbs 26:21-22

21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.(A)
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.(B)

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10/29/2023 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 29th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible and here we are at the threshold of a sparkly, shiny new week. And we’ve got some ground to cover this week. Before the week is over, we will enter a new month and we’re going to begin four, that’s right four books in the Scriptures this week. So, in the Old Testament we will read through the book of Lamentations, which we’re about to get to and just a minute. And then begin the book of Ezekiel. And in the New Testament we’ll read Paul’s letter to Philemon, which we will read today. And then move our way into the book of Hebrews. So, we’ve got some ground to cover and let’s get to it. We’re gonna read from the Good News translation this week and we will begin by beginning the book of Lamentations.

Introduction to the Book of Lamentation:

And the book of Lamentations is a book that contains five poems and they’re poems of lament and grief. And this lament is over the fall and destruction of Jerusalem. And we covered some of that territory as we read through Jeremiah’s prophecies. So, in Hebrew, this book is called Ica, which means how could this happen. And, of course, we know how it could happen. Jeremiah, the prophet, warned over and over, over decades of impending doom if the children of Israel didn’t return from their wicked ways, and now, the prophecy has come true. And although Ica, or Lamentations, doesn’t claim an author, and there’s really no definitive proof, we have church tradition that tells us that the prophet Jeremiah wrote these Lamentations. So, we don’t know that for a fact, but he was obviously intimate with the scenario and in the same time period. So, Lamentations was probably written somewhere in early 587 BC, as the Babylonians conquered and then completely destroyed Jerusalem in 586. Whether Jeremiah wrote this or not, someone who was an eyewitness, probably did. And today, in Jewish culture, on the ninth day of Hob, which is July 16 on the Western calendar, Lamentations is read on a day of fasting to commemorate the fall of Jerusalem. And as each poem is read, it provides a backdrop for personal reflection. Lamenting, that’s never something that we sign up for, lamenting is never an easy thing, grief is certainly hard, but it also has a way of washing us clean because it strips us away until all that’s left is what is true, what is bedrock in our lives. And it can be intensely painful, for sure, but it’s also freeing in hindsight. And when we’ve fallen into the depths and there’s no more depths to go to, then we find there’s hope, there’s nowhere to go but up, the euphemism says. There’s hope for our future, and we can find in this book of Lamentations much hope in our personal reflection. So, we begin Lamentations chapter 1 verse 1 through 2, 22.

Introduction to the Book of Philemon:

Okay so, as we enter the New Testament portion of our reading today, we come to the book of Philemon, it’s just a little personal letter from the apostle Paul, that we’ll read today, all in one sitting. And it’s written to a church leader in the church at Colossae, so the Colossians and his name is Philemon. So, Philemon was one of the more wealthy and influential churchman and in in a strange twist of divine providence, Philemon had a servant, and his name was Onesimus. And Onesimus ran away and probably stealing from Philemon. So, stealing from his master in the process. And Onesimus ends up not in Colossae but in Rome where Paul is under house arrest, and so this runaway servant Onesimus comes under Paul’s teachings and then becomes a follower of Jesus and becomes kind of like the servant of Paul, attends to Paul’s needs. So, Paul’s written a letter to the Colossians, right. He wrote the letter to the Colossians that we have in the New Testament, and he’s preparing to send it back with another servant name Tychicus. But then he writes this very short personal letter to go along with the letter to the Colossians to the church at Colossae. He pens this personal letter to Philemon and then sends Onesimus, the runaway servant with Tychicus, back to Colossae. And as short as this little personal letter is, it packs a punch. It shows us the importance of forgiveness and it shows us that no matter what our level of authority is over another person, if they are a believer then they’re a brother or sister and we’re to treat them like family. And it also shows us a perfect example of how God does, in fact, work all things together for the good of those who love Him. And so, with that we read the letter to Philemon.

Commentary:

Okay, so, we’ve already talked quite a bit about the letter and the book that we entered into today. And we can see, as we were the first couple of chapters of Lamentations, that it’s a gut punch, that it leads us into emotions and territory that are things that we try to avoid, and that’s why it’s here, because we shouldn’t avoid these things. We should invite the Holy Spirit into them. And as we read these poems allow the Holy Spirit to move us through lament, right. And so, maybe we haven’t you know, lived in a city with walls that have been torn down and a temple that is, like those things that we have witnessed through Jeremiah and now Lamentations. But we all have regrets. We all have things that we’re like, you know, I could’ve done that better. I wish I had done that differently. And, you know, now I’m going through what I’m going to because of that, or that sent me into a really hard season. So, a lot of times because it was hard, and because it was painful, we try to suppress and repress even going there, like even thinking about it anymore, like it’s just so painful. But the thing is, it’s still inside of us, like it’s still inside, it’s still there. Like, it may be shoved up into the attic or down into the basement of our hearts, but it’s still there, and the Holy Spirit uses times of lament to bring us back, so that he can heal those places, rather than allowing them to continue to seep poison into our lives, and that’s the invitation, as we go through books like Lamentations. And then obviously, this little, short letter to Philemon from the apostle Paul is a treasure to have because you know, we only have a few personal letters and they’re, the personal letters are mostly pastoral in nature. And so, here’s this personal letter to a man who kind of leads a home church and he’s basically saying Onesimus is my son in the face now and he has served me, and I would like him to continue to serve me, but he’s yours, so I’m sending him back to you in hopes that you will send him back to me. So, just this little glimpse into, sort of the back story of what’s going on, aside from Paul giving theology and doctrine instruction. This is like a little side personal thing that gives us a glimpse into his existence and his circumstances as he’s imprisoned in Rome.

And then we come to the Proverb, and we can’t not talk about that for just a second. Gossip, gossip is like cancer. I have witnessed this so many times and in so many contexts. And gossip takes on many forms but usually always is paired with married to, assumptions. So, gossip doesn’t become gossip until assumptions are made and blanks are filled in and a story is formulated and little bits from here and there are collected. Right, then it’s spoken to somebody else and passed around, and the person that’s being referred to isn’t even there to speak. And so, when they find out that people have been talking about them behind their backs. Okay, then there’s a confrontation and there’s quarreling, then there’s argument, then there’s separation, then there’s factions, then this whole community that you know, that’s involved is divided and you got all kinds of problems. And we’ve probably all seen this, maybe participated in it, maybe been on the receiving end of it but it just. Like, when have you ever seen gossip workout for good? Like, when have you ever seen a gossip, a person who collects all these little pieces of information and then tries to fill in the blanks and start spreading these things around, when have you seen that workout in a good way? It just never does, and it hasn’t for a long time because we’re reading ancient wisdom here, thousands and thousands of years old and it didn’t work then. So, we should get a clue that as juicy as it is, and it is entertaining as it might be, people’s lives aren’t there to entertain you and division never works out well. The Proverb tells us without wood, a fire goes out. So, we know that, right. You have a bonfire it’s autumn, you have a bonfire out in the back somewhere, it’s roaring. Everybody’s having a good time and then you pull all the logs out of the fire and fire goes out. The Proverb says, that’s how it works with gossip. When you don’t have it, because gossip is the fuel, it’s the wood of the bonfire. If you remove it, then the division and quarreling will stop. We should remember this. All our words matter, all our words are creating the reality we live in, and words spoken as gossip are only adding fuel to a fire that is going to be tremendously destructive in the end.

Prayer:

And so, Father, we acknowledge this, we know this is true, and even in the context of the book of Lamentations, it may be our words, it may be gossip and quarreling and division and divisiveness that we have regrets over, that we need to invite You into and that we need to lament over. So much of our story boils back to our words. And so, we surrender, our tongues, our mouths, our thoughts, to You and acknowledge that without wood, a fire goes out. And without gossip, quarreling stops. Come Holy Spirit and lead us forward, we ask in Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, this is Just Judy for Jesus. And I am calling to let Junk to Treasure know that she is well loved, well respected and highly prayed for out here in this family’s world. Now, I know she’s going through bad times right now but let me tell you girl, you are well prayed for. I pray high on you. I pray, I lift you up. I lift you up high to let Jesus know, to reach down there with His beautiful loving hands and hold you and stroke your head and just tell you how much He loves you and things are gonna be okay. Like you say, take the junk that is thrown into our lives and turn it into treasure. We love you so much and we appreciate all the prayers that you pray. You never seem to leave anyone out, you’re just wonderful. And that will come back to you because you are God’s creature, you are God’s daughter, you are God’s love. And He will see you through this shallow deep valley and He will gladly walk you right out the other side to sunshine and happiness. So, hang in there Junk to Treasure. You will be okay. We will not stop praying for you. So, hang in there sweety. We love you so much. And God’s Yellow Flower, I love you too. You prayed for my brother when he was dying of cancer. And I’ll never forget it. He’s passed now. But I will never forget, you reaching out and praying for him. It was Bob Allen from Arizona. And Eyes of a Dove, I’ll pray for anything you want me to pray for, cause you are good too, you’re wonderful. Oh, there’s so many of you guys that I love out there. I don’t call in often, but I listen all the time. And I always so, oh God please be with those people, they’re so many of you that needs, we all need to get around that campfire and hold hands and pray for each other, hard and strong and long.

Hi, good evening, DAB’s, today is October 23rd, this is Gift of God calling in. Just wanna say thank you for all the prayers for Jaleeya, my cousin, the 9-year-old little girl that had to have surgery. She is recovering so well. She’s going into therapy but hey, the devil lost. When the doctors said that we had to call, my mom had to call in all the family members and they didn’t think she was gonna make it. But ha!! The devil, we laugh in your face. Because Satan you are a lie. She’s recovering well. And I just want to thank each and every one of you who said a prayer. And I also want to say a prayer for those who are in need. I don’t know all of your names. I do hear your prayers and I do pray for you, but I just want you to know that the God we serve is good. So, I’m gonna say a prayer. Heavenly Father, Lord we thank You. We thank you Lord God for all You do and all that You’ve done and all that You’re about to do. We thank You for every DABer, Lord God. We ask You to continue to watch over them and protect them. Lord, provide for them, Lord. Give them everything that they need, Lord God. Father, we just say thank You, Lord God. For You wake us up everyday, Lord God. And Lord, You allow us to be able to use every limb, Lord God. And Father, You give us the ability to understand and to comprehend everything that we do, that we do on our jobs. Father, we thank You in Jesus name. Amen.

Good morning, DAB family. This is Pamela, Resting in the Lord from Pennsylvania. Today, I’m calling in to pray for, to continue prayers for people dealing with trauma or stress of any kind with all the darkness in the world right now with the war in Israel. And there’s just darkness permeating into every part of our lives, it seems like. But we don’t have to be taken down by the enemy with that darkness. We can keep our mind on the Lord and His plans. And all the good that He has for our futures and keep our hope in Him and our mind on things above. I’m also calling in to pray for all of us who have challenges in our marriage. Either separated or divorced or living in a very difficult situation. I am among you as well. I wanna thank Kristen, Christ in Me for calling in with a prayer for a narcissistic husband, for Diana in Florida, I am saying that prayer over my husband. And I believe I’m seeing some differences. My husband and I are also attending a freedom course, with freedom curriculum with small groups and then a conference at the end. And it is transforming our lives. So, I’m praising God for that. Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we know this world is coming into darkness, but that’s what you let us know in your word. We trust You to be the light in the darkness and trust in You for every single thing. In Jesus name.

Hello, I’m from Colorado. I was listening to, I believe October 4th or 5th podcast and a gentleman praying for his daughter, Ashton, who thought she was pregnant and but it turned out that the test was erroneous. She’s not but she desires deeply to have a child. And I really was moved by the father who loves his daughter, obviously. Requesting his prayers for her. So, I do pray for Ashton, Lord, pray for mercy on her. Give her the desires of her heart. And I know You know exactly what is best and I pray, certainly, primarily for that. That it be good, Lord, to whatever You’re working in the lives of that family. That You would bless them and encourage them and be with them, Lord always. Thank You for Your faithfulness to all Your people who are calling in. Many needs but You are faithful. You are just Lord. Lean not onto our own understanding but in all our ways, acknowledge Him and He will give us the desires of our heart. Thank You Father for Your faithfulness. I pray these things in Jesus name. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday October 29, 2023 (NIV)

Lamentations 1-2

[a]How deserted(A) lies the city,
once so full of people!(B)
How like a widow(C) is she,
who once was great(D) among the nations!
She who was queen among the provinces
has now become a slave.(E)

Bitterly she weeps(F) at night,
tears are on her cheeks.
Among all her lovers(G)
there is no one to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed(H) her;
they have become her enemies.(I)

After affliction and harsh labor,
Judah has gone into exile.(J)
She dwells among the nations;
she finds no resting place.(K)
All who pursue her have overtaken her(L)
in the midst of her distress.

The roads to Zion mourn,(M)
for no one comes to her appointed festivals.
All her gateways are desolate,(N)
her priests groan,
her young women grieve,
and she is in bitter anguish.(O)

Her foes have become her masters;
her enemies are at ease.
The Lord has brought her grief(P)
because of her many sins.(Q)
Her children have gone into exile,(R)
captive before the foe.(S)

All the splendor has departed
from Daughter Zion.(T)
Her princes are like deer
that find no pasture;
in weakness they have fled(U)
before the pursuer.

In the days of her affliction and wandering
Jerusalem remembers all the treasures
that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into enemy hands,
there was no one to help her.(V)
Her enemies looked at her
and laughed(W) at her destruction.

Jerusalem has sinned(X) greatly
and so has become unclean.(Y)
All who honored her despise her,
for they have all seen her naked;(Z)
she herself groans(AA)
and turns away.

Her filthiness clung to her skirts;
she did not consider her future.(AB)
Her fall(AC) was astounding;
there was none to comfort(AD) her.
“Look, Lord, on my affliction,(AE)
for the enemy has triumphed.”

10 The enemy laid hands
on all her treasures;(AF)
she saw pagan nations
enter her sanctuary(AG)
those you had forbidden(AH)
to enter your assembly.

11 All her people groan(AI)
as they search for bread;(AJ)
they barter their treasures for food
to keep themselves alive.
“Look, Lord, and consider,
for I am despised.”

12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?(AK)
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering(AL)
that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
in the day of his fierce anger?(AM)

13 “From on high he sent fire,
sent it down into my bones.(AN)
He spread a net(AO) for my feet
and turned me back.
He made me desolate,(AP)
faint(AQ) all the day long.

14 “My sins have been bound into a yoke[b];(AR)
by his hands they were woven together.
They have been hung on my neck,
and the Lord has sapped my strength.
He has given me into the hands(AS)
of those I cannot withstand.

15 “The Lord has rejected
all the warriors in my midst;(AT)
he has summoned an army(AU) against me
to[c] crush my young men.(AV)
In his winepress(AW) the Lord has trampled(AX)
Virgin Daughter(AY) Judah.

16 “This is why I weep
and my eyes overflow with tears.(AZ)
No one is near to comfort(BA) me,
no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
because the enemy has prevailed.”(BB)

17 Zion stretches out her hands,(BC)
but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord has decreed for Jacob
that his neighbors become his foes;(BD)
Jerusalem has become
an unclean(BE) thing(BF) among them.

18 “The Lord is righteous,(BG)
yet I rebelled(BH) against his command.
Listen, all you peoples;
look on my suffering.(BI)
My young men and young women
have gone into exile.(BJ)

19 “I called to my allies(BK)
but they betrayed me.
My priests and my elders
perished(BL) in the city
while they searched for food
to keep themselves alive.

20 “See, Lord, how distressed(BM) I am!
I am in torment(BN) within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,(BO)
for I have been most rebellious.(BP)
Outside, the sword bereaves;
inside, there is only death.(BQ)

21 “People have heard my groaning,(BR)
but there is no one to comfort me.(BS)
All my enemies have heard of my distress;
they rejoice(BT) at what you have done.
May you bring the day(BU) you have announced
so they may become like me.

22 “Let all their wickedness come before you;
deal with them
as you have dealt with me
because of all my sins.(BV)
My groans(BW) are many
and my heart is faint.”

[d]How the Lord has covered Daughter Zion
with the cloud of his anger[e]!(BX)
He has hurled down the splendor of Israel
from heaven to earth;
he has not remembered his footstool(BY)
in the day of his anger.(BZ)

Without pity(CA) the Lord has swallowed(CB) up
all the dwellings of Jacob;
in his wrath he has torn down
the strongholds(CC) of Daughter Judah.
He has brought her kingdom and its princes
down to the ground(CD) in dishonor.

In fierce anger he has cut off
every horn[f][g](CE) of Israel.
He has withdrawn his right hand(CF)
at the approach of the enemy.
He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire
that consumes everything around it.(CG)

Like an enemy he has strung his bow;(CH)
his right hand is ready.
Like a foe he has slain
all who were pleasing to the eye;(CI)
he has poured out his wrath(CJ) like fire(CK)
on the tent(CL) of Daughter Zion.

The Lord is like an enemy;(CM)
he has swallowed up Israel.
He has swallowed up all her palaces
and destroyed her strongholds.(CN)
He has multiplied mourning and lamentation(CO)
for Daughter Judah.(CP)

He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden;
he has destroyed(CQ) his place of meeting.(CR)
The Lord has made Zion forget
her appointed festivals and her Sabbaths;(CS)
in his fierce anger he has spurned
both king and priest.(CT)

The Lord has rejected his altar
and abandoned his sanctuary.(CU)
He has given the walls of her palaces(CV)
into the hands of the enemy;
they have raised a shout in the house of the Lord
as on the day of an appointed festival.(CW)

The Lord determined to tear down
the wall around Daughter Zion.(CX)
He stretched out a measuring line(CY)
and did not withhold his hand from destroying.
He made ramparts(CZ) and walls lament;
together they wasted away.(DA)

Her gates(DB) have sunk into the ground;
their bars(DC) he has broken and destroyed.
Her king and her princes are exiled(DD) among the nations,
the law(DE) is no more,
and her prophets(DF) no longer find
visions(DG) from the Lord.

10 The elders of Daughter Zion
sit on the ground in silence;(DH)
they have sprinkled dust(DI) on their heads(DJ)
and put on sackcloth.(DK)
The young women of Jerusalem
have bowed their heads to the ground.(DL)

11 My eyes fail from weeping,(DM)
I am in torment within(DN);
my heart(DO) is poured out(DP) on the ground
because my people are destroyed,(DQ)
because children and infants faint(DR)
in the streets of the city.

12 They say to their mothers,
“Where is bread and wine?”(DS)
as they faint like the wounded
in the streets of the city,
as their lives ebb away(DT)
in their mothers’ arms.(DU)

13 What can I say for you?(DV)
With what can I compare you,
Daughter(DW) Jerusalem?
To what can I liken you,
that I may comfort you,
Virgin Daughter Zion?(DX)
Your wound is as deep as the sea.(DY)
Who can heal you?

14 The visions of your prophets
were false(DZ) and worthless;
they did not expose your sin
to ward off your captivity.(EA)
The prophecies they gave you
were false and misleading.(EB)

15 All who pass your way
clap their hands at you;(EC)
they scoff(ED) and shake their heads(EE)
at Daughter Jerusalem:(EF)
“Is this the city that was called
the perfection of beauty,(EG)
the joy of the whole earth?”(EH)

16 All your enemies open their mouths
wide against you;(EI)
they scoff and gnash their teeth(EJ)
and say, “We have swallowed her up.(EK)
This is the day we have waited for;
we have lived to see it.”(EL)

17 The Lord has done what he planned;
he has fulfilled(EM) his word,
which he decreed long ago.(EN)
He has overthrown you without pity,(EO)
he has let the enemy gloat over you,(EP)
he has exalted the horn[h] of your foes.(EQ)

18 The hearts of the people
cry out to the Lord.(ER)
You walls of Daughter Zion,(ES)
let your tears(ET) flow like a river
day and night;(EU)
give yourself no relief,
your eyes no rest.(EV)

19 Arise, cry out in the night,
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart(EW) like water
in the presence of the Lord.(EX)
Lift up your hands(EY) to him
for the lives of your children,
who faint(EZ) from hunger
at every street corner.

20 “Look, Lord, and consider:
Whom have you ever treated like this?
Should women eat their offspring,(FA)
the children they have cared for?(FB)
Should priest and prophet be killed(FC)
in the sanctuary of the Lord?(FD)

21 “Young and old lie together
in the dust of the streets;
my young men and young women
have fallen by the sword.(FE)
You have slain them in the day of your anger;
you have slaughtered them without pity.(FF)

22 “As you summon to a feast day,
so you summoned against me terrors(FG) on every side.
In the day of the Lord’s anger
no one escaped(FH) or survived;
those I cared for and reared(FI)
my enemy has destroyed.”

Footnotes:

  1. Lamentations 1:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Lamentations 1:14 Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint He kept watch over my sins
  3. Lamentations 1:15 Or has set a time for me / when he will
  4. Lamentations 2:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  5. Lamentations 2:1 Or How the Lord in his anger / has treated Daughter Zion with contempt
  6. Lamentations 2:3 Or off / all the strength; or every king
  7. Lamentations 2:3 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  8. Lamentations 2:17 Horn here symbolizes strength.

Cross references:

  1. Lamentations 1:1 : S Lev 26:43
  2. Lamentations 1:1 : S Jer 42:2
  3. Lamentations 1:1 : S Isa 47:8
  4. Lamentations 1:1 : S 1Ki 4:21
  5. Lamentations 1:1 : Isa 3:26; S Jer 40:9; Eze 5:5
  6. Lamentations 1:2 : Ps 6:6
  7. Lamentations 1:2 : S Jer 3:1
  8. Lamentations 1:2 : S Jer 4:30; Mic 7:5
  9. Lamentations 1:2 : ver 16; S Jer 30:14
  10. Lamentations 1:3 : S Jer 13:19
  11. Lamentations 1:3 : Dt 28:65
  12. Lamentations 1:3 : S Ex 15:9
  13. Lamentations 1:4 : S Ps 137:1
  14. Lamentations 1:4 : S Isa 27:10; S Jer 9:11
  15. Lamentations 1:4 : ver 21; Joel 1:8-13
  16. Lamentations 1:5 : S Isa 22:5; S Jer 30:15
  17. Lamentations 1:5 : S Ps 5:10
  18. Lamentations 1:5 : S Jer 10:20; S 39:9; 52:28-30
  19. Lamentations 1:5 : S Ps 137:3; La 2:17
  20. Lamentations 1:6 : S Ps 9:14; Jer 13:18
  21. Lamentations 1:6 : S Lev 26:36
  22. Lamentations 1:7 : S 2Ki 14:26; S Jer 37:7; La 4:17
  23. Lamentations 1:7 : S Jer 2:26
  24. Lamentations 1:8 : ver 20; Isa 59:2-13
  25. Lamentations 1:8 : S Jer 2:22
  26. Lamentations 1:8 : S Jer 13:22, 26
  27. Lamentations 1:8 : ver 21, 22; S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  28. Lamentations 1:9 : Dt 32:28-29; Eze 24:13
  29. Lamentations 1:9 : Jer 13:18
  30. Lamentations 1:9 : S Ecc 4:1; S Jer 16:7
  31. Lamentations 1:9 : Ps 25:18
  32. Lamentations 1:10 : S Isa 64:11
  33. Lamentations 1:10 : Ps 74:7-8; 79:1; Jer 51:51
  34. Lamentations 1:10 : Dt 23:3
  35. Lamentations 1:11 : S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  36. Lamentations 1:11 : S Jer 37:21; S 52:6
  37. Lamentations 1:12 : S Jer 18:16
  38. Lamentations 1:12 : ver 18
  39. Lamentations 1:12 : S Isa 10:4; 13:13; S Jer 30:24
  40. Lamentations 1:13 : S Job 30:30; Ps 102:3
  41. Lamentations 1:13 : S Job 18:8
  42. Lamentations 1:13 : S Jer 44:6
  43. Lamentations 1:13 : Hab 3:16
  44. Lamentations 1:14 : S Dt 28:48; S Isa 47:6; S Jer 15:12
  45. Lamentations 1:14 : S Jer 32:5
  46. Lamentations 1:15 : Jer 37:10
  47. Lamentations 1:15 : Isa 41:2
  48. Lamentations 1:15 : Isa 28:18; S Jer 18:21
  49. Lamentations 1:15 : S Jdg 6:11
  50. Lamentations 1:15 : S Isa 5:5
  51. Lamentations 1:15 : Jer 14:17
  52. Lamentations 1:16 : S Job 7:3; S Ps 119:136; S Isa 22:4; La 2:11, 18; 3:48-49
  53. Lamentations 1:16 : S Ps 69:20; Ecc 4:1; S Jer 16:7
  54. Lamentations 1:16 : S ver 2; Jer 13:17; 14:17
  55. Lamentations 1:17 : S Jer 4:31
  56. Lamentations 1:17 : S Ex 23:21
  57. Lamentations 1:17 : Jer 2:22
  58. Lamentations 1:17 : S Lev 18:25-28
  59. Lamentations 1:18 : S Ex 9:27; S Ezr 9:15
  60. Lamentations 1:18 : S 1Sa 12:14
  61. Lamentations 1:18 : ver 12
  62. Lamentations 1:18 : Dt 28:32, 41
  63. Lamentations 1:19 : S Jer 22:20
  64. Lamentations 1:19 : S Jer 14:15; La 2:20
  65. Lamentations 1:20 : S Jer 4:19
  66. Lamentations 1:20 : La 2:11
  67. Lamentations 1:20 : S Job 20:2
  68. Lamentations 1:20 : S ver 8
  69. Lamentations 1:20 : S Dt 32:25; Eze 7:15
  70. Lamentations 1:21 : S ver 8; S Ps 6:6; S 38:8
  71. Lamentations 1:21 : ver 4
  72. Lamentations 1:21 : La 2:15
  73. Lamentations 1:21 : Isa 47:11; Jer 30:16
  74. Lamentations 1:22 : Ne 4:5
  75. Lamentations 1:22 : S ver 8; S Ps 6:6
  76. Lamentations 2:1 : La 3:44
  77. Lamentations 2:1 : Ps 99:5; 132:7
  78. Lamentations 2:1 : S Jer 12:7
  79. Lamentations 2:2 : ver 17; La 3:43
  80. Lamentations 2:2 : Ps 21:9
  81. Lamentations 2:2 : Ps 89:39-40; Mic 5:11
  82. Lamentations 2:2 : S Isa 25:12
  83. Lamentations 2:3 : Ps 75:5, 10
  84. Lamentations 2:3 : Ps 74:11
  85. Lamentations 2:3 : S Isa 42:25; Jer 21:4-5, 14
  86. Lamentations 2:4 : S Job 3:23; 16:13; La 3:12-13
  87. Lamentations 2:4 : S Ps 48:2; Eze 24:16, 25
  88. Lamentations 2:4 : S 2Ch 34:21; Eze 20:34
  89. Lamentations 2:4 : Isa 42:25; S Jer 7:20
  90. Lamentations 2:4 : S Jer 4:20
  91. Lamentations 2:5 : S Job 13:24
  92. Lamentations 2:5 : ver 2
  93. Lamentations 2:5 : S Isa 29:2
  94. Lamentations 2:5 : S Jer 7:20; 9:17-20
  95. Lamentations 2:6 : 2Ch 36:19
  96. Lamentations 2:6 : S Jer 52:13
  97. Lamentations 2:6 : Zep 3:18
  98. Lamentations 2:6 : Isa 43:28; S Jer 7:14; La 4:16; 5:12
  99. Lamentations 2:7 : S Lev 26:31; S Eze 7:24
  100. Lamentations 2:7 : Ps 74:7-8; S Isa 64:11; Jer 33:4-5; Eze 7:21-22
  101. Lamentations 2:7 : Jer 21:4; 52:13
  102. Lamentations 2:8 : ver 18
  103. Lamentations 2:8 : S 2Ki 21:13
  104. Lamentations 2:8 : S Ps 48:13
  105. Lamentations 2:8 : Isa 3:26; S Jer 39:8; S 52:14
  106. Lamentations 2:9 : S Ne 1:3
  107. Lamentations 2:9 : S Isa 45:2; Hos 11:6
  108. Lamentations 2:9 : Dt 28:36; S 2Ki 24:15; Jer 16:13; Hos 3:4
  109. Lamentations 2:9 : S 2Ch 15:3
  110. Lamentations 2:9 : S 1Sa 3:1
  111. Lamentations 2:9 : S Jer 14:14
  112. Lamentations 2:10 : La 3:28
  113. Lamentations 2:10 : S Jos 7:6
  114. Lamentations 2:10 : Job 2:12
  115. Lamentations 2:10 : S Isa 3:24
  116. Lamentations 2:10 : S Job 2:13; S Isa 3:26; Eze 27:30-31
  117. Lamentations 2:11 : S Ps 119:82; S Isa 15:3; S La 1:16; 3:48-51
  118. Lamentations 2:11 : S Job 30:27; La 1:20
  119. Lamentations 2:11 : S Isa 1:5
  120. Lamentations 2:11 : ver 19; Ps 22:14
  121. Lamentations 2:11 : S Jer 9:1
  122. Lamentations 2:11 : La 4:4
  123. Lamentations 2:12 : Isa 24:11
  124. Lamentations 2:12 : S Job 3:24
  125. Lamentations 2:12 : La 4:4
  126. Lamentations 2:13 : S Isa 1:6
  127. Lamentations 2:13 : S 2Ki 19:21
  128. Lamentations 2:13 : Isa 37:22
  129. Lamentations 2:13 : Jer 14:17; 30:12-15; La 1:12
  130. Lamentations 2:14 : S Jer 28:15
  131. Lamentations 2:14 : Jer 8:11
  132. Lamentations 2:14 : Jer 2:8; S 20:6; 23:25-32, 33-40; S 29:9; Eze 13:3; 22:28
  133. Lamentations 2:15 : S Nu 24:10; Eze 25:6
  134. Lamentations 2:15 : S Dt 28:37; S Isa 28:22; Jer 19:8; S Na 3:19
  135. Lamentations 2:15 : S Job 16:4
  136. Lamentations 2:15 : S La 1:21
  137. Lamentations 2:15 : Ps 45:11; S 48:2; 50:2; Eze 16:14
  138. Lamentations 2:15 : Ps 48:2
  139. Lamentations 2:16 : Ps 22:13; La 3:46
  140. Lamentations 2:16 : S Job 16:9
  141. Lamentations 2:16 : S Ps 35:25
  142. Lamentations 2:16 : Eze 36:3; Mic 4:11
  143. Lamentations 2:17 : S Jer 39:16
  144. Lamentations 2:17 : Dt 28:15-45
  145. Lamentations 2:17 : S ver 2; Eze 5:11; 7:9; 8:18
  146. Lamentations 2:17 : S Ps 22:17
  147. Lamentations 2:17 : Ps 89:42; S Isa 44:26; S La 1:5; Zec 1:6
  148. Lamentations 2:18 : S Ps 119:145
  149. Lamentations 2:18 : ver 8
  150. Lamentations 2:18 : S La 1:16
  151. Lamentations 2:18 : S Jer 9:1
  152. Lamentations 2:18 : La 3:49
  153. Lamentations 2:19 : 1Sa 1:15
  154. Lamentations 2:19 : S ver 11; Isa 26:9
  155. Lamentations 2:19 : S Ps 28:2
  156. Lamentations 2:19 : S Isa 51:20
  157. Lamentations 2:20 : S Dt 28:53; Jer 19:9; Eze 5:10
  158. Lamentations 2:20 : La 4:10
  159. Lamentations 2:20 : Ps 78:64; S Jer 14:15; 23:11-12
  160. Lamentations 2:20 : S La 1:19
  161. Lamentations 2:21 : S Dt 32:25; S 2Ch 36:17; Ps 78:62-63; Jer 6:11
  162. Lamentations 2:21 : S Jer 13:14; La 3:43; Zec 11:6
  163. Lamentations 2:22 : S Ps 31:13; S Jer 20:10
  164. Lamentations 2:22 : S Jer 11:11
  165. Lamentations 2:22 : Job 27:14; Hos 9:13
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Philemon

Paul, a prisoner(A) of Christ Jesus, and Timothy(B) our brother,(C)

To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker(D) also to Apphia our sister and Archippus(E) our fellow soldier(F)—and to the church that meets in your home:(G)

Grace and peace to you[a] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(H)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God(I) as I remember you in my prayers,(J) because I hear about your love for all his holy people(K) and your faith in the Lord Jesus.(L) I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,(M) because you, brother, have refreshed(N) the hearts of the Lord’s people.

Paul’s Plea for Onesimus

Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you(O) on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner(P) of Christ Jesus— 10 that I appeal to you for my son(Q) Onesimus,[b](R) who became my son while I was in chains.(S) 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.

12 I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. 13 I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains(T) for the gospel. 14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced(U) but would be voluntary. 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— 16 no longer as a slave,(V) but better than a slave, as a dear brother.(W) He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me a partner,(X) welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.(Y) 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand.(Z) I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh(AA) my heart in Christ. 21 Confident(AB) of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.

22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be(AC) restored to you in answer to your prayers.(AD)

23 Epaphras,(AE) my fellow prisoner(AF) in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 24 And so do Mark,(AG) Aristarchus,(AH) Demas(AI) and Luke, my fellow workers.(AJ)

25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.(AK)

Footnotes:

  1. Philemon 1:3 The Greek is plural; also in verses 22 and 25; elsewhere in this letter “you” is singular.
  2. Philemon 1:10 Onesimus means useful.
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Psalm 101

Psalm 101

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love(A) and justice;
to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life(B)
when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs(C) of my house
with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.(D)

I hate what faithless people do;(E)
I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart(F) shall be far from me;
I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbor(G) in secret,
I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes(H) and a proud heart,
I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
the one whose walk is blameless(I)
will minister to me.

No one who practices deceit
will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
will stand in my presence.

Every morning(J) I will put to silence
all the wicked(K) in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer(L)
from the city of the Lord.(M)

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Proverbs 26:20

20 Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.(A)

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 26:20 : Pr 22:10
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10/28/2023 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 27th day of October, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it’s great to be here with you today for of course, the next step forward in the journey that we find ourselves on together. And if my math is correct, this is day 301. So, this is our 301st step of 365 steps on this adventure, that is the Bible. And we’re kinda running the corner on the book of Jeremiah. And we’ve spent most of this month reading from Jeremiah in the Old Testament. We will conclude the book of Jeremiah tomorrow. We are also reading Paul’s letter to Titus, which we will also conclude tomorrow, but it’s not tomorrow. It’s today. So, from the Names of God Bible, Jeremiah chapter 51 verses 1 through 53.

Commentary:

Okay, let’s talk about the Proverb for a second, and then we will tie it to something that Paul says in Titus. Okay, so, do you know someone in your life that they seem to be in every single argument around you? Like they’re in everything. Like, they can be around people and maybe overhear somebody debating or having a conversation and then they insert themselves into the equation, uninvited, as if they can’t help themselves. We all probably know people like that. Maybe we even are a person like that. The book of Proverbs counsels us that that is like sneaking up behind a dog and grabbing it by the ears. And I don’t care whether it’s a little dog or a big dog, that…that’s never a good plan, because you’re gonna get growled at, snapped at, maybe even bitten. That’s what you set yourself up for when you insert yourself into other people’s business, and it doesn’t usually go well. And a lot of times when we are that person, we might be thinking, like, I’m just trying to help people, and I talk to people, and I’m just trying to help but what we’re not realizing is we really like hearing ourselves speak and we like to instruct people whether they want it or not. We feel like we have a valuable…valuable opinion and it needs to be heard whether…whether anyone wants to hear it or not. And then pretty soon, nobody wants to hear it. And then we wonder why we don’t have any friends. And it’s because we keep grabbing a dog by its ears, by inserting ourselves where we’re not invited. Now, conversely, we probably also could bring to mind a person in our life that we think is full of wisdom and wise, and it’s rare to find that kind of a person inserting themselves into every equation. Those are the people that we seek out. We actually want their opinion, we actually want to know what they have to say and what they might be able to share, because they live a life that we look up to and they carry wisdom that we seek. And we witness their relationship with God, and we witness their self-control. Like, we witness the evidence of that relationship and we seek it out. Paul refers to that kind of person, in his letter to Titus. So, he’s going down a list of different life circumstances and behaviors that…that would be appropriate and proper in those circumstances. And then he says, after all God’s saving kindness has appeared for the benefit of all people. It trains us to avoid ungodly lives filled with worldly desires, so that we can live self-controlled, moral and Godly lives, in this present world. So like, so that we can live this way right now. So that we can live self-controlled, moral and Godly lives right now, while at the same time, hoping for what we are expecting, the appearance of the glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. So, Paul basically gives us an example or a view of the opposite of what the Proverb is talking about, and tells us that it’s available right now in this present world. Which brings us to the ultimate question of why do we do the things that we do? If we don’t have any really deep relationships because we insert ourselves into everything and grab the dog by the ears all of the time, then we can ask ourselves, what’s underneath that, because that behavior is just an outpouring of something below and we’re exposing our own insecurities. And yet, according to the letter to Titus, God’s saving kindness invades that space and trains us to avoid things that are ungodly in every way. And trains us to live self-controlled, including our tongues. Self-controlled, moral and Godly lives in this present world, in the right now.

Prayer:

And so Father that is what we want. All of the story that has led us to this place and all of the behaviors that go along with it that are at times destructive or unhelpful, at minimum. We surrender that to you because it’s unlikely that we’re not aware, that we’re just completely unaware. And so, we surrender those insecurities and those wounds and the assumptions that we continually formulate, the things that we invent in our heads all of the time. All of that stuff that motivates us in ways that are not self-controlled, moral, and Godly in this present world, all of that, we surrender to You and invite Your Holy Spirit to come, restore, repair, heal and make new again, those places that are trigger points for us in our behaviors. Come Holy Spirit, we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

This is Atis Eight, calling from Cincinnati, Ohio. And I’m calling in to pray for Liza and His Little Sharie. I’m a little bit behind and I’m catching up. But those two prayer requests really just pricked my heart. And so, that I offer, I hold my sister Sharie up to You God and I pray that You would lay Your hand on her body. God, I ask that You would give her perfect peace that passes all understanding for every decision that she has to make concerning her health challenges. And I ask, oh God, that You would give her just guidance on what to do and what not to do and just how to move forward in this specific situation. I thank You for her encouragement and for her just being so faithful to this community. And I pray, oh God, that You would just lead, guide and direct her. Continue to wrap Your arms around her, oh God. And in the midnight hour, I pray that You would just whisper, in Your still, small voice in her ear that comfort, so that she knows that You are still leading and guiding and working, even though You may not necessarily be saying anything. And I also ask, oh God, that You would lay Your hand on my sister Liza’s body. That You would move in the miraculous, oh God. Do the supernatural in her life, oh God. And I pray oh God, that You would just remove any discomfort that she’s feeling and just give her peace also. As she navigates through this situation. We believe You to be the perfect healer. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hello DAB family, this is Doctor Bob from Phoenix. I just heard the anguish in Junk to Treasure’s voice. And she just posted on the community prayer all the stresses she’s been going through, the disappointments, the financial difficulties that she’s had with her events and with her phone. And Junk to Treasure, I just want to say, I’m not the prayer warrior that you are. I admire all the prayers that you give forth every single time you’re on this platform. You pray for everyone, all over the world. I think it’s time for us to pray for you. Let me pray for you directly. Again, I’m not a great prayer warrior, Junk to Treasure, but you mean so much to me and I’m sure to all of us. So, let me just ask our Lord in heaven, please come to the aid of Your faithful servant, Junk to Treasure, as she’s going through these difficulties with her phone and her living in rural America with lack of reception, lack of adequate funds to get her through from month to month. Lord, she’s a great warrior for You, for all of us. Please come to her needs as I’m sure you always do. You’ve always kept all of us under Your wings. And You always provide for us all in our times of need. So, let me be the one to…to make this prayer, make this special request to You, Lord. Come to Junk to Treasure’s aid today. Bless her, keep blessing her, and give her the financial resources and the peace that she needs that goes beyond all understanding. Thank you. Bless you, bless you all.

Hey Lauriann from South Carolina. This is Heather of Pikes Peak by way of Texas. And I heard you on the Daily Audio Bible on October 22nd and you know, it saddens me too, what Christ went through to die on the cross. But this was ordained by God so that there would be no more sacrifices. He would end all sacrifices, for all time. He covered every sin on the earth for all time. And that means, even people in the world, they don’t know it, but their sins are covered by Jesus. And when you come to Jesus and you accept Jesus as your own, and you accept him as your savior, your sins are forgiven. That’s it. That’s it. There’s no hoops, there’s no special works, there’s no nothing that we can do. Jesus did it all. And so, Jesus says, you know, in John chapter 10, verse 29, that you know, that the Lord has made him shepherd and no one, no one, can snatch His sheep out of His hand. No one! So, that means your name is written in the book of life. You have a salvation through Christ Jesus. You are a part of the bride, which is the bride of Christ, which is the church. We are the body of the church. So, tell that demon of doubt and you don’t need to battle that anymore. That your name is written in the book of life. And you tell him, in the name of Jesus, go away. Because he is not welcome to question your faith. You are a child of God, your name is written in the book of life, Jesus died for you and you have your salvation. I hope this helps you sister. I love you.

Hi there, this is Katie in Ohio. I wanted to call for Lauriann in South Carolina. Lauriann said that she battles doubt that she’ll be in heaven on a continual basis, no matter how much she reads her Bible, or does anything else. And I wanted to say, Lauriann, I’ve gone through periods like that. I don’t think it’s uncommon for, especially certain personality types. I’ve also battled guilt over things that I’ve asked forgiveness for, over and over again. And I was given advice and I want to pass on to you. Lauriann, if you’ve admitted that you’re a sinner, if you believe in your heart that God died for you, if you’ve confessed your sins and asked Him to come in, then He’s forgiven you. Then you will be in heaven. And anything after that, any guilt, any doubt, that is of Satan. That’s not of the Holy Spirit. So, fight off those fears and doubts. Fend them off with the word of God. Memorize scriptures that can bolster you. That can help you get through. Because I am certain I will see you in heaven, and I can’t wait to meet you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday October 28, 2023 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34

54 “The sound of a cry(A) comes from Babylon,
the sound of great destruction(B)
from the land of the Babylonians.[a]
55 The Lord will destroy Babylon;
he will silence(C) her noisy din.
Waves(D) of enemies will rage like great waters;
the roar of their voices will resound.
56 A destroyer(E) will come against Babylon;
her warriors will be captured,
and their bows will be broken.(F)
For the Lord is a God of retribution;
he will repay(G) in full.
57 I will make her officials(H) and wise(I) men drunk,(J)
her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep(K) forever and not awake,”
declares the King,(L) whose name is the Lord Almighty.

58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall(M) will be leveled
and her high gates(N) set on fire;
the peoples(O) exhaust(P) themselves for nothing,
the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”(Q)

59 This is the message Jeremiah the prophet gave to the staff officer Seraiah son of Neriah,(R) the son of Mahseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah(S) king of Judah in the fourth(T) year of his reign. 60 Jeremiah had written on a scroll(U) about all the disasters that would come upon Babylon—all that had been recorded concerning Babylon. 61 He said to Seraiah, “When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud. 62 Then say, ‘Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it; it will be desolate(V) forever.’ 63 When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates.(W) 64 Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more(X) because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people(Y) will fall.’”(Z)

The words of Jeremiah end(AA) here.

The Fall of Jerusalem(AB)(AC)(AD)

52 Zedekiah(AE) was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother’s name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.(AF) He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as Jehoiakim(AG) had done. It was because of the Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah,(AH) and in the end he thrust them from his presence.(AI)

Now Zedekiah rebelled(AJ) against the king of Babylon.

So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth(AK) day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem(AL) with his whole army. They encamped outside the city and built siege works(AM) all around it.(AN) The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.

By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.(AO) Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled.(AP) They left the city at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians[b] were surrounding the city. They fled toward the Arabah,[c] but the Babylonian[d] army pursued King Zedekiah and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered, and he was captured.(AQ)

He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah(AR) in the land of Hamath,(AS) where he pronounced sentence on him. 10 There at Riblah the king of Babylon killed the sons(AT) of Zedekiah before his eyes; he also killed all the officials of Judah. 11 Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon, where he put him in prison till the day of his death.(AU)

12 On the tenth day of the fifth(AV) month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan(AW) commander of the imperial guard, who served the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. 13 He set fire(AX) to the temple(AY) of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses(AZ) of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. 14 The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls(BA) around Jerusalem. 15 Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile(BB) some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmen[e] and those who had deserted(BC) to the king of Babylon. 16 But Nebuzaradan left behind(BD) the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

17 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars,(BE) the movable stands(BF) and the bronze Sea(BG) that were at the temple of the Lord and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.(BH) 18 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls,(BI) dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.(BJ) 19 The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers,(BK) sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands,(BL) dishes(BM) and bowls used for drink offerings(BN)—all that were made of pure gold or silver.(BO)

20 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls(BP) under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the Lord, was more than could be weighed.(BQ) 21 Each pillar was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference[f]; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.(BR) 22 The bronze capital(BS) on top of one pillar was five cubits[g] high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates(BT) of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar. 23 There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates(BU) above the surrounding network was a hundred.(BV)

24 The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah(BW) the chief priest, Zephaniah(BX) the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.(BY) 25 Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and seven royal advisers. He also took the secretary(BZ) who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land, sixty of whom were found in the city. 26 Nebuzaradan(CA) the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 27 There at Riblah,(CB) in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed.

So Judah went into captivity, away(CC) from her land. 28 This is the number of the people Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile:(CD)

in the seventh year, 3,023 Jews;

29 in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year,

832 people from Jerusalem;

30 in his twenty-third year,

745 Jews taken into exile(CE) by Nebuzaradan the commander of the imperial guard.

There were 4,600 people in all.(CF)

Jehoiachin Released(CG)

31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin(CH) king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah and freed him from prison. 32 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honor higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 33 So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table.(CI) 34 Day by day the king of Babylon gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance(CJ) as long as he lived, till the day of his death.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:54 Or Chaldeans
  2. Jeremiah 52:7 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 17
  3. Jeremiah 52:7 Or the Jordan Valley
  4. Jeremiah 52:8 Or Chaldean; also in verse 14
  5. Jeremiah 52:15 Or the populace
  6. Jeremiah 52:21 That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
  7. Jeremiah 52:22 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters

Cross references:

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

Saved in Order to Do Good

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities,(A) to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,(B) to slander no one,(C) to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

At one time(D) we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness(E) and love of God our Savior(F) appeared,(G) he saved us,(H) not because of righteous things we had done,(I) but because of his mercy.(J) He saved us through the washing(K) of rebirth and renewal(L) by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us(M) generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace,(N) we might become heirs(O) having the hope(P) of eternal life.(Q) This is a trustworthy saying.(R) And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.(S) These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

But avoid(T) foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels(U) about the law,(V) because these are unprofitable and useless.(W) 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.(X) 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

Final Remarks

12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus(Y) to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.(Z) 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos(AA) on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good,(AB) in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.

15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.(AC)

Grace be with you all.(AD)

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Psalm 100

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Shout for joy(A) to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord(B) with gladness;
come before him(C) with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.(D)
It is he who made us,(E) and we are his[a];
we are his people,(F) the sheep of his pasture.(G)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving(H)
and his courts(I) with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.(J)
For the Lord is good(K) and his love endures forever;(L)
his faithfulness(M) continues through all generations.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 100:3 Or and not we ourselves
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Proverbs 26:18-19

18 Like a maniac shooting
flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
and says, “I was only joking!”

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday October 27, 2023 (NIV)

Jeremiah 51:1-53

51 This is what the Lord says:

“See, I will stir(A) up the spirit of a destroyer
against Babylon(B) and the people of Leb Kamai.[a]
I will send foreigners(C) to Babylon
to winnow(D) her and to devastate her land;
they will oppose her on every side
in the day(E) of her disaster.
Let not the archer string his bow,(F)
nor let him put on his armor.(G)
Do not spare her young men;
completely destroy[b] her army.
They will fall(H) down slain in Babylon,[c]
fatally wounded in her streets.(I)
For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken(J)
by their God, the Lord Almighty,
though their land[d] is full of guilt(K)
before the Holy One of Israel.

“Flee(L) from Babylon!
Run for your lives!
Do not be destroyed because of her sins.(M)
It is time(N) for the Lord’s vengeance;(O)
he will repay(P) her what she deserves.
Babylon was a gold cup(Q) in the Lord’s hand;
she made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore they have now gone mad.
Babylon will suddenly fall(R) and be broken.
Wail over her!
Get balm(S) for her pain;
perhaps she can be healed.

“‘We would have healed Babylon,
but she cannot be healed;
let us leave(T) her and each go to our own land,
for her judgment(U) reaches to the skies,
it rises as high as the heavens.’

10 “‘The Lord has vindicated(V) us;
come, let us tell in Zion
what the Lord our God has done.’(W)

11 “Sharpen the arrows,(X)
take up the shields!(Y)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(Z) of the Medes,(AA)
because his purpose(AB) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(AC)
vengeance for his temple.(AD)
12 Lift up a banner(AE) against the walls of Babylon!
Reinforce the guard,
station the watchmen,(AF)
prepare an ambush!(AG)
The Lord will carry out his purpose,(AH)
his decree against the people of Babylon.
13 You who live by many waters(AI)
and are rich in treasures,(AJ)
your end has come,
the time for you to be destroyed.(AK)
14 The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:(AL)
I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,(AM)
and they will shout(AN) in triumph over you.

15 “He made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom(AO)
and stretched(AP) out the heavens by his understanding.(AQ)
16 When he thunders,(AR) the waters in the heavens roar;
he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain(AS)
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.(AT)

17 “Everyone is senseless and without knowledge;
every goldsmith is shamed by his idols.
The images he makes are a fraud;(AU)
they have no breath in them.
18 They are worthless,(AV) the objects of mockery;
when their judgment comes, they will perish.
19 He who is the Portion(AW) of Jacob is not like these,
for he is the Maker of all things,
including the people of his inheritance(AX)
the Lord Almighty is his name.

20 “You are my war club,(AY)
my weapon for battle—
with you I shatter(AZ) nations,(BA)
with you I destroy kingdoms,
21 with you I shatter horse and rider,(BB)
with you I shatter chariot(BC) and driver,
22 with you I shatter man and woman,
with you I shatter old man and youth,
with you I shatter young man and young woman,(BD)
23 with you I shatter shepherd and flock,
with you I shatter farmer and oxen,
with you I shatter governors and officials.(BE)

24 “Before your eyes I will repay(BF) Babylon(BG) and all who live in Babylonia[e] for all the wrong they have done in Zion,” declares the Lord.

25 “I am against(BH) you, you destroying mountain,
you who destroy the whole earth,”(BI)
declares the Lord.
“I will stretch out my hand(BJ) against you,
roll you off the cliffs,
and make you a burned-out mountain.(BK)
26 No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone,
nor any stone for a foundation,
for you will be desolate(BL) forever,”
declares the Lord.

27 “Lift up a banner(BM) in the land!
Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
summon against her these kingdoms:(BN)
Ararat,(BO) Minni and Ashkenaz.(BP)
Appoint a commander against her;
send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(BQ)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
the kings of the Medes,(BR)
their governors and all their officials,
and all the countries they rule.(BS)
29 The land trembles(BT) and writhes,
for the Lord’s purposes(BU) against Babylon stand—
to lay waste(BV) the land of Babylon
so that no one will live there.(BW)
30 Babylon’s warriors(BX) have stopped fighting;
they remain in their strongholds.
Their strength is exhausted;
they have become weaklings.(BY)
Her dwellings are set on fire;(BZ)
the bars(CA) of her gates are broken.
31 One courier(CB) follows another
and messenger follows messenger
to announce to the king of Babylon
that his entire city is captured,(CC)
32 the river crossings seized,
the marshes set on fire,(CD)
and the soldiers terrified.(CE)

33 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“Daughter Babylon(CF) is like a threshing floor(CG)
at the time it is trampled;
the time to harvest(CH) her will soon come.(CI)

34 “Nebuchadnezzar(CJ) king of Babylon has devoured(CK) us,(CL)
he has thrown us into confusion,
he has made us an empty jar.
Like a serpent he has swallowed us
and filled his stomach with our delicacies,
and then has spewed(CM) us out.
35 May the violence(CN) done to our flesh[f] be on Babylon,”
say the inhabitants of Zion.
“May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,”
says Jerusalem.(CO)

36 Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“See, I will defend your cause(CP)
and avenge(CQ) you;
I will dry up(CR) her sea
and make her springs dry.
37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins,
a haunt(CS) of jackals,
an object of horror and scorn,(CT)
a place where no one lives.(CU)
38 Her people all roar like young lions,(CV)
they growl like lion cubs.
39 But while they are aroused,
I will set out a feast for them
and make them drunk,(CW)
so that they shout with laughter—
then sleep forever(CX) and not awake,”
declares the Lord.(CY)
40 “I will bring them down
like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams and goats.(CZ)

41 “How Sheshak[g](DA) will be captured,(DB)
the boast of the whole earth seized!
How desolate(DC) Babylon will be
among the nations!
42 The sea will rise over Babylon;
its roaring waves(DD) will cover her.
43 Her towns will be desolate,
a dry and desert(DE) land,
a land where no one lives,
through which no one travels.(DF)
44 I will punish Bel(DG) in Babylon
and make him spew out(DH) what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
And the wall(DI) of Babylon will fall.

45 “Come out(DJ) of her, my people!
Run(DK) for your lives!
Run from the fierce anger(DL) of the Lord.
46 Do not lose heart(DM) or be afraid(DN)
when rumors(DO) are heard in the land;
one rumor comes this year, another the next,
rumors of violence in the land
and of ruler against ruler.
47 For the time will surely come
when I will punish the idols(DP) of Babylon;
her whole land will be disgraced(DQ)
and her slain will all lie fallen within her.(DR)
48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
will shout(DS) for joy over Babylon,
for out of the north(DT)
destroyers(DU) will attack her,”
declares the Lord.

49 “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain,
just as the slain in all the earth
have fallen because of Babylon.(DV)
50 You who have escaped the sword,
leave(DW) and do not linger!
Remember(DX) the Lord in a distant land,(DY)
and call to mind Jerusalem.”

51 “We are disgraced,(DZ)
for we have been insulted
and shame covers our faces,
because foreigners have entered
the holy places of the Lord’s house.”(EA)

52 “But days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will punish her idols,(EB)
and throughout her land
the wounded will groan.(EC)
53 Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens(ED)
and fortifies her lofty stronghold,
I will send destroyers(EE) against her,”
declares the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:1 Leb Kamai is a cryptogram for Chaldea, that is, Babylonia.
  2. Jeremiah 51:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  3. Jeremiah 51:4 Or Chaldea
  4. Jeremiah 51:5 Or Almighty, / and the land of the Babylonians
  5. Jeremiah 51:24 Or Chaldea; also in verse 35
  6. Jeremiah 51:35 Or done to us and to our children
  7. Jeremiah 51:41 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon.

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 51:1 : S Isa 13:17
  2. Jeremiah 51:1 : Jer 25:12
  3. Jeremiah 51:2 : Isa 13:5
  4. Jeremiah 51:2 : S Isa 41:16; Mt 3:12
  5. Jeremiah 51:2 : S Isa 13:9
  6. Jeremiah 51:3 : S Jer 50:29
  7. Jeremiah 51:3 : Jer 46:4
  8. Jeremiah 51:4 : Isa 13:15
  9. Jeremiah 51:4 : S Isa 13:18
  10. Jeremiah 51:5 : S Lev 26:44; Isa 54:6-8
  11. Jeremiah 51:5 : Hos 4:1
  12. Jeremiah 51:6 : S Isa 48:20
  13. Jeremiah 51:6 : Nu 16:26; Rev 18:4
  14. Jeremiah 51:6 : Jer 50:27
  15. Jeremiah 51:6 : S Isa 1:24; S Jer 50:15
  16. Jeremiah 51:6 : ver 24, 56; Dt 32:35; S Job 21:19; Jer 25:14; 50:29; La 3:64
  17. Jeremiah 51:7 : S Isa 51:22; Jer 25:15-16; 49:12; Rev 14:8-10
  18. Jeremiah 51:8 : S Isa 14:15; S 21:9; S Rev 14:8
  19. Jeremiah 51:8 : Jer 8:22; 46:11
  20. Jeremiah 51:9 : S Isa 13:14; S 31:9; Jer 50:16
  21. Jeremiah 51:9 : Rev 18:4-5
  22. Jeremiah 51:10 : Mic 7:9
  23. Jeremiah 51:10 : Ps 64:9; S Jer 50:28
  24. Jeremiah 51:11 : Jer 50:9
  25. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Isa 21:5
  26. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Isa 41:2
  27. Jeremiah 51:11 : ver 28; S Isa 13:3; S 41:25
  28. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Jer 50:45
  29. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Lev 26:25
  30. Jeremiah 51:11 : S Jer 50:28
  31. Jeremiah 51:12 : ver 27; S Ps 20:5
  32. Jeremiah 51:12 : 2Sa 18:24; Eze 33:2
  33. Jeremiah 51:12 : Jer 50:24
  34. Jeremiah 51:12 : S Ps 33:11
  35. Jeremiah 51:13 : S Jer 50:38
  36. Jeremiah 51:13 : S Isa 45:3; Eze 22:27; Hab 2:9
  37. Jeremiah 51:13 : Jer 50:3
  38. Jeremiah 51:14 : S Ge 22:16; Am 6:8
  39. Jeremiah 51:14 : ver 27; Am 7:1; Na 3:15
  40. Jeremiah 51:14 : Jer 50:15
  41. Jeremiah 51:15 : Ps 104:24
  42. Jeremiah 51:15 : S Ge 1:1; S Ps 104:2
  43. Jeremiah 51:15 : S Ps 136:5
  44. Jeremiah 51:16 : Ps 18:11-13
  45. Jeremiah 51:16 : S Job 28:26
  46. Jeremiah 51:16 : S Dt 28:12; S Ps 135:7; Jnh 1:4
  47. Jeremiah 51:17 : S Isa 44:20; Hab 2:18-19
  48. Jeremiah 51:18 : S Jer 18:15
  49. Jeremiah 51:19 : S Ps 119:57
  50. Jeremiah 51:19 : S Ex 34:9
  51. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Isa 10:5; Zec 9:13
  52. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Job 34:24; Mic 4:13
  53. Jeremiah 51:20 : S Isa 45:1
  54. Jeremiah 51:21 : S Ex 15:1
  55. Jeremiah 51:21 : S Isa 43:17; S Jer 50:37
  56. Jeremiah 51:22 : S 2Ch 36:17; Isa 13:17-18
  57. Jeremiah 51:23 : ver 57
  58. Jeremiah 51:24 : S ver 6, 35; S Dt 32:41; S Jer 50:15; La 3:64
  59. Jeremiah 51:24 : S Isa 45:1
  60. Jeremiah 51:25 : S Jer 21:13
  61. Jeremiah 51:25 : Jer 50:23
  62. Jeremiah 51:25 : S Ex 3:20
  63. Jeremiah 51:25 : Zec 4:7
  64. Jeremiah 51:26 : ver 29; S Isa 13:19-22; S Jer 50:12
  65. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Ps 20:5; S Isa 13:2
  66. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Jer 25:14
  67. Jeremiah 51:27 : S Ge 8:4
  68. Jeremiah 51:27 : Ge 10:3
  69. Jeremiah 51:27 : S ver 14
  70. Jeremiah 51:28 : S ver 11
  71. Jeremiah 51:28 : ver 48
  72. Jeremiah 51:29 : S Jdg 5:4; S Jer 49:21
  73. Jeremiah 51:29 : S Ps 33:11
  74. Jeremiah 51:29 : Jer 48:9
  75. Jeremiah 51:29 : ver 43; S Isa 13:20
  76. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Jer 50:36
  77. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 19:16
  78. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 47:14
  79. Jeremiah 51:30 : S Isa 45:2
  80. Jeremiah 51:31 : 2Sa 18:19-31
  81. Jeremiah 51:31 : S Jer 50:2; Da 5:30
  82. Jeremiah 51:32 : S Isa 47:14
  83. Jeremiah 51:32 : S Jer 50:36
  84. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 47:1
  85. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 21:10
  86. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 17:5
  87. Jeremiah 51:33 : S Isa 13:22
  88. Jeremiah 51:34 : S Jer 50:17
  89. Jeremiah 51:34 : Na 2:12
  90. Jeremiah 51:34 : Hos 8:8
  91. Jeremiah 51:34 : ver 44; S Lev 18:25
  92. Jeremiah 51:35 : Joel 3:19; Hab 2:17
  93. Jeremiah 51:35 : S ver 24; Ps 137:8
  94. Jeremiah 51:36 : Ps 140:12; Jer 50:34; La 3:58
  95. Jeremiah 51:36 : ver 6; Jer 20:12; S Ro 12:19
  96. Jeremiah 51:36 : S Isa 11:15; S 19:5; Hos 13:15
  97. Jeremiah 51:37 : S Isa 13:22; Rev 18:2
  98. Jeremiah 51:37 : Na 3:6; Mal 2:9
  99. Jeremiah 51:37 : S Jer 50:13, 39
  100. Jeremiah 51:38 : S Isa 5:29
  101. Jeremiah 51:39 : S Isa 21:5
  102. Jeremiah 51:39 : S Ps 13:3
  103. Jeremiah 51:39 : ver 57; S Jer 50:24
  104. Jeremiah 51:40 : Eze 39:18
  105. Jeremiah 51:41 : S Jer 25:26
  106. Jeremiah 51:41 : Isa 13:19
  107. Jeremiah 51:41 : Jer 50:13
  108. Jeremiah 51:42 : S Ps 18:4; Isa 8:7
  109. Jeremiah 51:43 : S Isa 21:1
  110. Jeremiah 51:43 : S ver 29, 62; S Isa 13:20; Jer 2:6
  111. Jeremiah 51:44 : S Isa 21:9; S 46:1
  112. Jeremiah 51:44 : S ver 34
  113. Jeremiah 51:44 : ver 58; S 2Ki 25:4; Isa 25:12; Jer 50:15
  114. Jeremiah 51:45 : ver 50
  115. Jeremiah 51:45 : S Isa 48:20
  116. Jeremiah 51:45 : Ps 76:10; 79:6
  117. Jeremiah 51:46 : Ps 18:45
  118. Jeremiah 51:46 : S Jer 46:27
  119. Jeremiah 51:46 : S 2Ki 19:7
  120. Jeremiah 51:47 : S Isa 46:1-2; S Jer 50:2
  121. Jeremiah 51:47 : Jer 50:12
  122. Jeremiah 51:47 : S Jer 27:7
  123. Jeremiah 51:48 : S Job 3:7; S Ps 149:2; Rev 18:20
  124. Jeremiah 51:48 : ver 11; S Isa 41:25; S Jer 25:26
  125. Jeremiah 51:48 : ver 53, 56
  126. Jeremiah 51:49 : Ps 137:8; S Jer 50:29
  127. Jeremiah 51:50 : ver 45
  128. Jeremiah 51:50 : S Ps 137:6
  129. Jeremiah 51:50 : Jer 23:23
  130. Jeremiah 51:51 : Ps 44:13-16; 79:4
  131. Jeremiah 51:51 : La 1:10
  132. Jeremiah 51:52 : ver 47
  133. Jeremiah 51:52 : S Job 24:12
  134. Jeremiah 51:53 : S Ge 11:4; S Isa 14:13-14
  135. Jeremiah 51:53 : S ver 48; S Job 15:21
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Titus 2

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.(A) Teach the older men(B) to be temperate,(C) worthy of respect, self-controlled,(D) and sound in faith,(E) in love and in endurance.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers(F) or addicted to much wine,(G) but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women(H) to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled(I) and pure, to be busy at home,(J) to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,(K) so that no one will malign the word of God.(L)

Similarly, encourage the young men(M) to be self-controlled.(N) In everything set them an example(O) by doing what is good.(P) In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.(Q)

Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything,(R) to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior(S) attractive.(T)

11 For the grace(U) of God has appeared(V) that offers salvation to all people.(W) 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions,(X) and to live self-controlled,(Y) upright and godly lives(Z) in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing(AA) of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,(AB) 14 who gave himself for us(AC) to redeem us from all wickedness(AD) and to purify(AE) for himself a people that are his very own,(AF) eager to do what is good.(AG)

15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

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Psalm 99

Psalm 99

The Lord reigns,(A)
let the nations tremble;(B)
he sits enthroned(C) between the cherubim,(D)
let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord(E) in Zion;(F)
he is exalted(G) over all the nations.
Let them praise(H) your great and awesome name(I)
he is holy.(J)

The King(K) is mighty, he loves justice(L)
you have established equity;(M)
in Jacob you have done
what is just and right.(N)
Exalt(O) the Lord our God
and worship at his footstool;
he is holy.

Moses(P) and Aaron(Q) were among his priests,
Samuel(R) was among those who called on his name;
they called on the Lord
and he answered(S) them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;(T)
they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

Lord our God,
you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,(U)
though you punished(V) their misdeeds.[a]
Exalt the Lord our God
and worship at his holy mountain,
for the Lord our God is holy.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 99:8 Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them
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Proverbs 26:17

17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears
is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday October 26, 2023 (NIV)

Jeremiah 49:23-50:46

A Message About Damascus

23 Concerning Damascus:(A)

“Hamath(B) and Arpad(C) are dismayed,
for they have heard bad news.
They are disheartened,
troubled like[a] the restless sea.(D)
24 Damascus has become feeble,
she has turned to flee
and panic has gripped her;
anguish and pain have seized her,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(E)
25 Why has the city of renown not been abandoned,
the town in which I delight?
26 Surely, her young men(F) will fall in the streets;
all her soldiers will be silenced(G) in that day,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
27 “I will set fire(H) to the walls of Damascus;(I)
it will consume(J) the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.(K)

A Message About Kedar and Hazor

28 Concerning Kedar(L) and the kingdoms of Hazor,(M) which Nebuchadnezzar(N) king of Babylon attacked:

This is what the Lord says:

“Arise, and attack Kedar
and destroy the people of the East.(O)
29 Their tents and their flocks(P) will be taken;
their shelters will be carried off
with all their goods and camels.
People will shout to them,
‘Terror(Q) on every side!’

30 “Flee quickly away!
Stay in deep caves,(R) you who live in Hazor,(S)
declares the Lord.
“Nebuchadnezzar(T) king of Babylon has plotted against you;
he has devised a plan against you.

31 “Arise and attack a nation at ease,
which lives in confidence,”
declares the Lord,
“a nation that has neither gates nor bars;(U)
its people live far from danger.
32 Their camels(V) will become plunder,
and their large herds(W) will be spoils of war.
I will scatter to the winds(X) those who are in distant places[b](Y)
and will bring disaster on them from every side,”
declares the Lord.
33 “Hazor(Z) will become a haunt of jackals,(AA)
a desolate(AB) place forever.
No one will live there;
no people will dwell(AC) in it.”

A Message About Elam

34 This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam,(AD) early in the reign of Zedekiah(AE) king of Judah:

35 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“See, I will break the bow(AF) of Elam,
the mainstay of their might.
36 I will bring against Elam the four winds(AG)
from the four quarters of heaven;(AH)
I will scatter them to the four winds,
and there will not be a nation
where Elam’s exiles do not go.
37 I will shatter Elam before their foes,
before those who want to kill them;
I will bring disaster on them,
even my fierce anger,”(AI)
declares the Lord.
“I will pursue them with the sword(AJ)
until I have made an end of them.
38 I will set my throne in Elam
and destroy her king and officials,”
declares the Lord.

39 “Yet I will restore(AK) the fortunes of Elam
in days to come,”
declares the Lord.

A Message About Babylon(AL)

50 This is the word the Lord spoke through Jeremiah the prophet concerning Babylon(AM) and the land of the Babylonians[c]:

“Announce and proclaim(AN) among the nations,
lift up a banner(AO) and proclaim it;
keep nothing back, but say,
‘Babylon will be captured;(AP)
Bel(AQ) will be put to shame,(AR)
Marduk(AS) filled with terror.
Her images will be put to shame
and her idols(AT) filled with terror.’
A nation from the north(AU) will attack her
and lay waste her land.
No one will live(AV) in it;
both people and animals(AW) will flee away.

“In those days, at that time,”
declares the Lord,
“the people of Israel and the people of Judah together(AX)
will go in tears(AY) to seek(AZ) the Lord their God.
They will ask the way(BA) to Zion
and turn their faces toward it.
They will come(BB) and bind themselves to the Lord
in an everlasting covenant(BC)
that will not be forgotten.

“My people have been lost sheep;(BD)
their shepherds(BE) have led them astray(BF)
and caused them to roam on the mountains.
They wandered over mountain and hill(BG)
and forgot their own resting place.(BH)
Whoever found them devoured(BI) them;
their enemies said, ‘We are not guilty,(BJ)
for they sinned against the Lord, their verdant pasture,
the Lord, the hope(BK) of their ancestors.’

“Flee(BL) out of Babylon;(BM)
leave the land of the Babylonians,
and be like the goats that lead the flock.
For I will stir(BN) up and bring against Babylon
an alliance of great nations(BO) from the land of the north.(BP)
They will take up their positions against her,
and from the north she will be captured.(BQ)
Their arrows(BR) will be like skilled warriors
who do not return empty-handed.
10 So Babylonia[d] will be plundered;(BS)
all who plunder her will have their fill,”
declares the Lord.

11 “Because you rejoice and are glad,
you who pillage my inheritance,(BT)
because you frolic like a heifer(BU) threshing grain
and neigh like stallions,
12 your mother will be greatly ashamed;
she who gave you birth will be disgraced.(BV)
She will be the least of the nations—
a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.(BW)
13 Because of the Lord’s anger she will not be inhabited
but will be completely desolate.(BX)
All who pass Babylon will be appalled;(BY)
they will scoff(BZ) because of all her wounds.(CA)

14 “Take up your positions around Babylon,
all you who draw the bow.(CB)
Shoot at her! Spare no arrows,(CC)
for she has sinned against the Lord.
15 Shout(CD) against her on every side!
She surrenders, her towers fall,
her walls(CE) are torn down.
Since this is the vengeance(CF) of the Lord,
take vengeance on her;
do to her(CG) as she has done to others.(CH)
16 Cut off from Babylon the sower,
and the reaper with his sickle at harvest.
Because of the sword(CI) of the oppressor
let everyone return to their own people,(CJ)
let everyone flee to their own land.(CK)

17 “Israel is a scattered flock(CL)
that lions(CM) have chased away.
The first to devour(CN) them
was the king(CO) of Assyria;
the last to crush their bones(CP)
was Nebuchadnezzar(CQ) king(CR) of Babylon.”

18 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“I will punish the king of Babylon and his land
as I punished the king(CS) of Assyria.(CT)
19 But I will bring(CU) Israel back to their own pasture,
and they will graze on Carmel and Bashan;
their appetite will be satisfied(CV)
on the hills(CW) of Ephraim and Gilead.(CX)
20 In those days, at that time,”
declares the Lord,
“search will be made for Israel’s guilt,
but there will be none,(CY)
and for the sins(CZ) of Judah,
but none will be found,
for I will forgive(DA) the remnant(DB) I spare.

21 “Attack the land of Merathaim
and those who live in Pekod.(DC)
Pursue, kill and completely destroy[e] them,”
declares the Lord.
“Do everything I have commanded you.
22 The noise(DD) of battle is in the land,
the noise of great destruction!
23 How broken and shattered
is the hammer(DE) of the whole earth!(DF)
How desolate(DG) is Babylon
among the nations!
24 I set a trap(DH) for you, Babylon,
and you were caught before you knew it;
you were found and captured(DI)
because you opposed(DJ) the Lord.
25 The Lord has opened his arsenal
and brought out the weapons(DK) of his wrath,
for the Sovereign Lord Almighty has work to do
in the land of the Babylonians.(DL)
26 Come against her from afar.(DM)
Break open her granaries;
pile her up like heaps of grain.(DN)
Completely destroy(DO) her
and leave her no remnant.
27 Kill all her young bulls;(DP)
let them go down to the slaughter!(DQ)
Woe to them! For their day(DR) has come,
the time(DS) for them to be punished.
28 Listen to the fugitives(DT) and refugees from Babylon
declaring in Zion(DU)
how the Lord our God has taken vengeance,(DV)
vengeance for his temple.(DW)

29 “Summon archers against Babylon,
all those who draw the bow.(DX)
Encamp all around her;
let no one escape.(DY)
Repay(DZ) her for her deeds;(EA)
do to her as she has done.
For she has defied(EB) the Lord,
the Holy One(EC) of Israel.
30 Therefore, her young men(ED) will fall in the streets;
all her soldiers will be silenced in that day,”
declares the Lord.
31 “See, I am against(EE) you, you arrogant one,”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
“for your day(EF) has come,
the time for you to be punished.
32 The arrogant(EG) one will stumble and fall(EH)
and no one will help her up;(EI)
I will kindle a fire(EJ) in her towns
that will consume all who are around her.”

33 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“The people of Israel are oppressed,(EK)
and the people of Judah as well.
All their captors hold them fast,
refusing to let them go.(EL)
34 Yet their Redeemer(EM) is strong;
the Lord Almighty(EN) is his name.
He will vigorously defend their cause(EO)
so that he may bring rest(EP) to their land,
but unrest to those who live in Babylon.

35 “A sword(EQ) against the Babylonians!”(ER)
declares the Lord
“against those who live in Babylon
and against her officials and wise(ES) men!
36 A sword against her false prophets!
They will become fools.
A sword against her warriors!(ET)
They will be filled with terror.(EU)
37 A sword against her horses and chariots(EV)
and all the foreigners in her ranks!
They will become weaklings.(EW)
A sword against her treasures!(EX)
They will be plundered.
38 A drought on[f] her waters!(EY)
They will dry(EZ) up.
For it is a land of idols,(FA)
idols that will go mad with terror.

39 “So desert creatures(FB) and hyenas will live there,
and there the owl will dwell.
It will never again be inhabited
or lived in from generation to generation.(FC)
40 As I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah(FD)
along with their neighboring towns,”
declares the Lord,
“so no one will live there;
no people will dwell in it.(FE)

41 “Look! An army is coming from the north;(FF)
a great nation and many kings
are being stirred(FG) up from the ends of the earth.(FH)
42 They are armed with bows(FI) and spears;
they are cruel(FJ) and without mercy.(FK)
They sound like the roaring sea(FL)
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Babylon.(FM)
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands hang limp.(FN)
Anguish has gripped him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(FO)
44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets(FP)
to a rich pastureland,
I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant.
Who is the chosen(FQ) one I will appoint for this?
Who is like me and who can challenge me?(FR)
And what shepherd can stand against me?”

45 Therefore, hear what the Lord has planned against Babylon,
what he has purposed(FS) against the land of the Babylonians:(FT)
The young of the flock will be dragged away;
their pasture will be appalled at their fate.
46 At the sound of Babylon’s capture the earth will tremble;(FU)
its cry(FV) will resound among the nations.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 49:23 Hebrew on or by
  2. Jeremiah 49:32 Or who clip the hair by their foreheads
  3. Jeremiah 50:1 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 8, 25, 35 and 45
  4. Jeremiah 50:10 Or Chaldea
  5. Jeremiah 50:21 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 26.
  6. Jeremiah 50:38 Or A sword against

Cross references:

  1. Jeremiah 49:23 : S Ge 14:15; 2Ki 14:28; 2Ch 16:2; Ac 9:2
  2. Jeremiah 49:23 : 1Ki 8:65; Isa 10:9; Eze 47:16; Am 6:2; Zec 9:2
  3. Jeremiah 49:23 : S 2Ki 18:34; S 19:13
  4. Jeremiah 49:23 : S Ge 49:4
  5. Jeremiah 49:24 : Jer 13:21
  6. Jeremiah 49:26 : S Isa 9:17; S 13:18
  7. Jeremiah 49:26 : Isa 17:12-14
  8. Jeremiah 49:27 : Jer 21:14; 43:12; 50:32; Eze 30:8; 39:6; Am 1:4
  9. Jeremiah 49:27 : S Ge 14:15
  10. Jeremiah 49:27 : Isa 17:1
  11. Jeremiah 49:27 : S 1Ki 15:18
  12. Jeremiah 49:28 : S Ge 25:13
  13. Jeremiah 49:28 : S Jos 11:1
  14. Jeremiah 49:28 : S Jer 10:22
  15. Jeremiah 49:28 : S Jdg 6:3
  16. Jeremiah 49:29 : ver 32
  17. Jeremiah 49:29 : S Jer 6:25
  18. Jeremiah 49:30 : S Jdg 6:2
  19. Jeremiah 49:30 : Jos 11:1
  20. Jeremiah 49:30 : S Jer 10:22
  21. Jeremiah 49:31 : Eze 38:11
  22. Jeremiah 49:32 : S Jdg 6:5
  23. Jeremiah 49:32 : ver 29
  24. Jeremiah 49:32 : ver 36; Jer 13:24
  25. Jeremiah 49:32 : S Jer 9:26
  26. Jeremiah 49:33 : S Jos 11:1
  27. Jeremiah 49:33 : S Isa 13:22
  28. Jeremiah 49:33 : Jer 48:9
  29. Jeremiah 49:33 : S ver 18; Jer 51:37
  30. Jeremiah 49:34 : S Ge 10:22
  31. Jeremiah 49:34 : 2Ki 24:18
  32. Jeremiah 49:35 : S Ps 37:15; S Isa 22:6
  33. Jeremiah 49:36 : S ver 32
  34. Jeremiah 49:36 : Da 11:4
  35. Jeremiah 49:37 : Jer 30:24
  36. Jeremiah 49:37 : Jer 9:16; Eze 32:24
  37. Jeremiah 49:39 : S Jer 48:47
  38. Jeremiah 50:1 : 51:15-19pp — Jer 10:12-16
  39. Jeremiah 50:1 : S Ge 10:10; S Ps 137:8
  40. Jeremiah 50:2 : S Dt 30:4; Jer 4:16
  41. Jeremiah 50:2 : S Ps 20:5; S Isa 13:2
  42. Jeremiah 50:2 : ver 9; Jer 51:31
  43. Jeremiah 50:2 : S Isa 21:9; S 46:1
  44. Jeremiah 50:2 : Ps 97:7; Jer 51:52
  45. Jeremiah 50:2 : ver 38; Isa 46:6; Jer 51:47
  46. Jeremiah 50:2 : S Lev 26:30
  47. Jeremiah 50:3 : S ver 26; S Isa 41:25; S Jer 25:26
  48. Jeremiah 50:3 : S ver 13; S Isa 14:22-23; S Jer 9:11
  49. Jeremiah 50:3 : Zep 1:3
  50. Jeremiah 50:4 : S Jer 3:18; Eze 37:22
  51. Jeremiah 50:4 : S Ezr 3:12
  52. Jeremiah 50:4 : S Isa 9:13; Eze 37:17; Hos 3:5
  53. Jeremiah 50:5 : S Isa 11:16; S Jer 31:21
  54. Jeremiah 50:5 : S 1Sa 29:1; Jer 33:7
  55. Jeremiah 50:5 : S Dt 29:14; Isa 55:3; Jer 32:40; Heb 8:6-10
  56. Jeremiah 50:6 : S Ps 119:176; Mt 9:36; 10:6
  57. Jeremiah 50:6 : S Jer 2:8; S 10:21
  58. Jeremiah 50:6 : S Ps 95:10; Jer 23:32; Eze 13:10
  59. Jeremiah 50:6 : Jer 3:6; Eze 34:6
  60. Jeremiah 50:6 : ver 19
  61. Jeremiah 50:7 : S Jer 5:17; 10:25; Eze 35:12
  62. Jeremiah 50:7 : Jer 2:3
  63. Jeremiah 50:7 : S Jer 14:8
  64. Jeremiah 50:8 : S Isa 48:20
  65. Jeremiah 50:8 : ver 28
  66. Jeremiah 50:9 : S Isa 13:17
  67. Jeremiah 50:9 : S Jer 25:14
  68. Jeremiah 50:9 : S Isa 41:25; S Jer 25:26
  69. Jeremiah 50:9 : S ver 2
  70. Jeremiah 50:9 : S Isa 13:18
  71. Jeremiah 50:10 : Isa 47:11; S Jer 30:16
  72. Jeremiah 50:11 : S Isa 47:6
  73. Jeremiah 50:11 : S Jer 31:18
  74. Jeremiah 50:12 : Jer 51:47
  75. Jeremiah 50:12 : ver 13; S Isa 21:1; Jer 25:12; 51:26
  76. Jeremiah 50:13 : ver 3,S 12; S Jer 9:11; 48:9; 51:62
  77. Jeremiah 50:13 : Jer 51:41
  78. Jeremiah 50:13 : S Jer 18:16; 51:37; Eze 27:36; Hab 2:6
  79. Jeremiah 50:13 : S Dt 29:22
  80. Jeremiah 50:14 : ver 29, 42
  81. Jeremiah 50:14 : S Isa 13:18
  82. Jeremiah 50:15 : Jer 51:14
  83. Jeremiah 50:15 : S 2Ki 25:4; S Jer 51:44, 58
  84. Jeremiah 50:15 : ver 28; S Isa 10:3; 63:4; Jer 51:6
  85. Jeremiah 50:15 : ver 29; Ps 137:8; Rev 18:6
  86. Jeremiah 50:15 : Jer 51:24; Hab 2:7-8
  87. Jeremiah 50:16 : S Jer 25:38
  88. Jeremiah 50:16 : S Isa 13:14
  89. Jeremiah 50:16 : Jer 51:9
  90. Jeremiah 50:17 : S Lev 26:33; S Ps 119:176
  91. Jeremiah 50:17 : S 2Ki 24:1; S Jer 2:15
  92. Jeremiah 50:17 : S Jer 5:17
  93. Jeremiah 50:17 : S Dt 4:27; S 2Ki 15:29
  94. Jeremiah 50:17 : S Nu 24:8; La 3:4
  95. Jeremiah 50:17 : Jer 51:34
  96. Jeremiah 50:17 : S 2Ki 24:17; S 25:7
  97. Jeremiah 50:18 : S Isa 10:12
  98. Jeremiah 50:18 : Eze 31:3; Zep 2:13
  99. Jeremiah 50:19 : S Jer 31:10; Eze 34:13
  100. Jeremiah 50:19 : Jer 31:14
  101. Jeremiah 50:19 : S Jer 31:5
  102. Jeremiah 50:19 : Mic 7:14; Zec 10:10
  103. Jeremiah 50:20 : S Ps 17:3
  104. Jeremiah 50:20 : Ps 103:12; S Isa 38:17; Eze 33:16; Mic 7:18, 19; Zec 3:4, 9
  105. Jeremiah 50:20 : S Isa 33:24
  106. Jeremiah 50:20 : S Ge 45:7; Isa 1:9; 10:20-22; S Ro 9:27
  107. Jeremiah 50:21 : Eze 23:23
  108. Jeremiah 50:22 : Jer 4:19-21; 51:54
  109. Jeremiah 50:23 : S Isa 10:5
  110. Jeremiah 50:23 : Jer 51:25
  111. Jeremiah 50:23 : S Isa 14:16
  112. Jeremiah 50:24 : Jer 51:12
  113. Jeremiah 50:24 : Jer 51:31
  114. Jeremiah 50:24 : Job 9:4
  115. Jeremiah 50:25 : S Isa 13:5
  116. Jeremiah 50:25 : Jer 51:25, 55
  117. Jeremiah 50:26 : ver 3, 41; Jer 51:11
  118. Jeremiah 50:26 : S Ru 3:7
  119. Jeremiah 50:26 : S Isa 14:22-23
  120. Jeremiah 50:27 : S Ps 68:30; Jer 48:15
  121. Jeremiah 50:27 : S Isa 30:25; S Jer 25:34
  122. Jeremiah 50:27 : S Job 18:20
  123. Jeremiah 50:27 : Jer 51:6
  124. Jeremiah 50:28 : ver 8
  125. Jeremiah 50:28 : Isa 48:20; Jer 51:10
  126. Jeremiah 50:28 : S ver 15
  127. Jeremiah 50:28 : 2Ki 24:13; Jer 51:11; 52:13
  128. Jeremiah 50:29 : S ver 14
  129. Jeremiah 50:29 : S Isa 13:18; Jer 51:3
  130. Jeremiah 50:29 : S Dt 32:41; S Job 21:19; S Jer 51:6; Rev 18:6
  131. Jeremiah 50:29 : Eze 35:11; Ob 1:15
  132. Jeremiah 50:29 : S Isa 14:13-14; 47:10; Da 5:23
  133. Jeremiah 50:29 : Ps 78:41; Isa 41:20; Jer 51:5
  134. Jeremiah 50:30 : S Isa 13:18
  135. Jeremiah 50:31 : S Jer 21:13
  136. Jeremiah 50:31 : S Job 18:20; Rev 18:7-8
  137. Jeremiah 50:32 : S Ps 119:21
  138. Jeremiah 50:32 : S Ps 20:8
  139. Jeremiah 50:32 : Am 5:2
  140. Jeremiah 50:32 : S Jer 49:27
  141. Jeremiah 50:33 : Isa 58:6
  142. Jeremiah 50:33 : S Isa 14:17
  143. Jeremiah 50:34 : S Ex 6:6; S Job 19:25
  144. Jeremiah 50:34 : Jer 31:35; 51:19
  145. Jeremiah 50:34 : S Ps 119:154; S Isa 49:25; Jer 15:21; 51:36; La 3:58
  146. Jeremiah 50:34 : S Isa 14:7
  147. Jeremiah 50:35 : S Jer 47:6
  148. Jeremiah 50:35 : S Isa 45:1
  149. Jeremiah 50:35 : Da 5:7
  150. Jeremiah 50:36 : S Jer 49:22
  151. Jeremiah 50:36 : Jer 51:30, 32
  152. Jeremiah 50:37 : S 2Ki 19:23; Jer 51:21
  153. Jeremiah 50:37 : S Isa 19:16
  154. Jeremiah 50:37 : S Isa 45:3
  155. Jeremiah 50:38 : Ps 137:1; Jer 51:13
  156. Jeremiah 50:38 : S Isa 11:15; Jer 51:36
  157. Jeremiah 50:38 : S ver 2
  158. Jeremiah 50:39 : S Ps 74:14
  159. Jeremiah 50:39 : Isa 13:19-22; 34:13-15; Jer 51:37; Rev 18:2
  160. Jeremiah 50:40 : S Ge 19:24; S Mt 10:15
  161. Jeremiah 50:40 : Jer 51:62
  162. Jeremiah 50:41 : S ver 26; S Isa 41:25
  163. Jeremiah 50:41 : S Isa 13:17
  164. Jeremiah 50:41 : S Isa 13:4; Jer 51:22-28
  165. Jeremiah 50:42 : S ver 14
  166. Jeremiah 50:42 : S Job 30:21
  167. Jeremiah 50:42 : S Isa 13:18
  168. Jeremiah 50:42 : S Isa 5:30
  169. Jeremiah 50:42 : S Isa 47:1
  170. Jeremiah 50:43 : S Jer 47:3
  171. Jeremiah 50:43 : Jer 6:22-24
  172. Jeremiah 50:44 : S Jer 12:5
  173. Jeremiah 50:44 : S Nu 16:5
  174. Jeremiah 50:44 : S Job 41:10; Isa 46:9; S Jer 49:19
  175. Jeremiah 50:45 : Ps 33:11; Jer 51:11
  176. Jeremiah 50:45 : S Isa 48:14
  177. Jeremiah 50:46 : S Jdg 5:4; S Jer 49:21
  178. Jeremiah 50:46 : S Job 24:12; Rev 18:9-10
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Titus 1

Paul, a servant of God(A) and an apostle(B) of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth(C) that leads to godliness(D) in the hope of eternal life,(E) which God, who does not lie,(F) promised before the beginning of time,(G) and which now at his appointed season(H) he has brought to light(I) through the preaching entrusted to me(