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Daily Reading – August 12, 2020

59 This is the order Jeremiah the prophet gave to Seraiah son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went to King Zedekiah of Judah in Babylon during the fourth year of his reign.[a] (Seraiah was a quartermaster.)[b] 60 Jeremiah recorded[c] on one scroll all the judgments[d] that would come upon Babylon—all these prophecies[e] written about Babylon. 61 Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “When you arrive in Babylon, make sure[f] you read aloud all these prophecies.[g]
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Daily Reading – August 11, 2020

24 “But I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia for all the wicked things they did in Zion right before the eyes of you Judeans,”[a] says the Lord.[b] 25 The Lord says,[c] “Beware! I am opposed to you, Babylon![d] You are like a destructive mountain that destroys all the earth. I will unleash my power against you;[e]
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Daily Reading – August 10, 2020

11 “Sharpen[a] your arrows! Fill your quivers![b] The Lord will arouse a spirit of hostility in[c] the kings of Media,[d] for he intends to destroy Babylonia. For that is how the Lord will get his revenge— how he will get his revenge for the Babylonians’ destruction of his temple.[e]
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Daily Reading – August 9, 2020

51 The Lord says: “I will cause a destructive wind[a] to blow against[b] Babylon and the people who inhabit Babylonia.[c] 2 I will send people to winnow Babylonia like a wind blowing away chaff.[d] They will winnow her and strip her land bare.[e] This will happen when[f] they come against her from every direction, when it is time to destroy her.[g]
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Daily Reading – August 8, 2020

33 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies[a] says, “The people of Israel are oppressed. So too are the people of Judah.[b] All those who took them captive are holding them prisoners. They refuse to set them free.
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Daily Reading – August 7, 2020

17 “The people of Israel are like scattered sheep that lions have chased away. First the king of Assyria devoured them.[a] Now, last of all, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has gnawed their bones.[b] 18 So I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, say:[c] ‘I will punish the king of Babylon and his land just as I punished the king of Assyria.
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Daily Reading – August 6, 2020

50 The Lord spoke concerning Babylon and the land of Babylonia[a] through the prophet Jeremiah.[b] 2 “Announce[c] the news among the nations! Proclaim it! Signal for people to pay attention.[d] Declare the news! Do not hide it! Say: ‘Babylon will be captured. Bel[e] will be put to shame. Marduk will be dismayed. Babylon’s idols will be put to shame;
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Daily Reading – August 5, 2020

34 This was[a] the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah about Elam,[b] which came early in the reign[c] of King Zedekiah of Judah. 35 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies said: “I will kill all the archers of Elam, who are the chief source of her military might.[d] 36 I will cause enemies to blow through Elam from every direction like the winds blowing in from the four quarters of heaven. I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds.
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