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Jeremiah chapter 33

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The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard:
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"Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it--the LORD is his name:
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Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known.
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For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah which were torn down to make a defense against the siege mounds and before the sword:
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The Chalde'ans are coming in to fight and to fill them with the dead bodies of men whom I shall smite in my anger and my wrath, for I have hidden my face from this city because of all their wickedness.
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Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.
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I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel, and rebuild them as they were at first.
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I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, and I will forgive all the guilt of their sin and rebellion against me.
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And this city shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good that I do for them; they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the prosperity I provide for it.
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"Thus says the LORD: In this place of which you say, `It is a waste without man or beast,' in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man or inhabitant or beast, there shall be heard again
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the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD: `Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever!' For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the LORD.
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"Thus says the LORD of hosts: In this place which is waste, without man or beast, and in all of its cities, there shall again be habitations of shepherds resting their flocks.
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In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the Shephe'lah, and in the cities of the Negeb, in the land of Benjamin, the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, flocks shall again pass under the hands of the one who counts them, says the LORD.
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"Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
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In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
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In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: `The LORD is our righteousness.'
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"For thus says the LORD: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel,
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and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man in my presence to offer burnt offerings, to burn cereal offerings, and to make sacrifices for ever."
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The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
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"Thus says the LORD: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time,
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then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers.
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As the host of heaven cannot be numbered and the sands of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David my servant, and the Levitical priests who minister to me."
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The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
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"Have you not observed what these people are saying, `The LORD has rejected the two families which he chose'? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight.
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Thus says the LORD: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the ordinances of heaven and earth,
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then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his descendants to rule over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes, and will have mercy upon them."

Jeremiah chapter 34

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The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon and all his army and all the kingdoms of the earth under his dominion and all the peoples were fighting against Jerusalem and all of its cities:
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"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Go and speak to Zedeki'ah king of Judah and say to him, `Thus says the LORD: Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
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You shall not escape from his hand, but shall surely be captured and delivered into his hand; you shall see the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak with him face to face; and you shall go to Babylon.'
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Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedeki'ah king of Judah! Thus says the LORD concerning you: `You shall not die by the sword.
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You shall die in peace. And as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so men shall burn spices for you and lament for you, saying, "Alas, lord!"' For I have spoken the word, says the LORD."
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Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedeki'ah king of Judah, in Jerusalem,
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when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the cities of Judah that were left, Lachish and Aze'kah; for these were the only fortified cities of Judah that remained.
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The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after King Zedeki'ah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to make a proclamation of liberty to them,
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that every one should set free his Hebrew slaves, male and female, so that no one should enslave a Jew, his brother.
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And they obeyed, all the princes and all the people who had entered into the covenant that every one would set free his slave, male or female, so that they would not be enslaved again; they obeyed and set them free.
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But afterward they turned around and took back the male and female slaves they had set free, and brought them into subjection as slaves.
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The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
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"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying,
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`At the end of six years each of you must set free the fellow Hebrew who has been sold to you and has served you six years; you must set him free from your service.' But your fathers did not listen to me or incline their ears to me.
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You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes by proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and you made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name;
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but then you turned around and profaned my name when each of you took back his male and female slaves, whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your slaves.
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Therefore, thus says the LORD: You have not obeyed me by proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother and to his neighbor; behold, I proclaim to you liberty to the sword, to pestilence, and to famine, says the LORD. I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
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And the men who transgressed my covenant and did not keep the terms of the covenant which they made before me, I will make like the calf which they cut in two and passed between its parts--
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the princes of Judah, the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf;
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and I will give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their lives. Their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
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And Zedeki'ah king of Judah, and his princes I will give into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their lives, into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon which has withdrawn from you.
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Behold, I will command, says the LORD, and will bring them back to this city; and they will fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire. I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without inhabitant."

1 Corinthians chapter 3

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But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ.
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I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready,
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for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?
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For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apol'los," are you not merely men?
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What then is Apol'los? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.
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I planted, Apol'los watered, but God gave the growth.
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So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
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He who plants and he who waters are equal, and each shall receive his wages according to his labor.
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For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
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According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it.
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For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
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Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw--
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each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
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If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.
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If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
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Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
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If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.
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Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
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For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"
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and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
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So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours,
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whether Paul or Apol'los or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future, all are yours;
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and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

1 Corinthians chapter 4

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This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
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Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
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But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. I do not even judge myself.
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I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.
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Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.
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I have applied all this to myself and Apol'los for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.
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For who sees anything different in you? What have you that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift?
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Already you are filled! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you!
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For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.
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We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.
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To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless,
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and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
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when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things.
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I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
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For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
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I urge you, then, be imitators of me.
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Therefore I sent to you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
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Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
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But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.
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For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.
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What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
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