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Daily Reading – May 22, 2020

29 Why do you try to refute me?[a] All of you have rebelled against me,” says the Lord. 30 “It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion.[b]
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Daily Reading – May 21, 2020

1 I wrote[a] the former[b] account,[c] Theophilus,[d] about all that Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven,[e] after he had given orders[f] by[g] the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 To the same apostles[h] also, after his suffering,[i] he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period[j] and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God.[k] 4 While he was with them,[l] he declared,[m] “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait there[n] for what my[o] Father promised,[p] which you heard about from me.[q] 5 For[r] John baptized with water, but you[s] will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
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Daily Reading – May 20, 2020

14 “Israel is not a slave, is he? He was not born into slavery, was he?[a] If not, why then is he being carried off? 15 Like lions his enemies roar victoriously over him; they raise their voices in triumph.[b] They have laid his land waste; his cities have been burned down and deserted.[c]
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Daily Reading – May 19, 2020

2 The Lord’s message came to me, 2 “Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: ‘This is what the Lord says: “I have fond memories of you,[a] how devoted you were to me in your early years.[b] I remember how you loved me like a new bride; you followed me through the wilderness, through a land that had never been planted. 3 Israel was set apart to the Lord; they were like the firstfruits of a harvest to him.[c] All who tried to devour them were punished; disaster came upon them,” says the Lord.’”
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Daily Reading – May 18, 2020

1 The following is a record of what Jeremiah son of Hilkiah prophesied.[a] He was one of the priests who lived at Anathoth in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 The Lord’s[b] message came to him[c] in the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon ruled over Judah. 3 It also came in the days of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, and continued until the eleventh year of Zedekiah, son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the people of Jerusalem were taken into exile in the fifth month of that year.[d]
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Daily Reading – May 17, 2020

14 Shout for joy, Daughter Zion![a] Shout out, Israel! Be happy and boast with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has removed the judgment against you;[b] he has turned back your enemy. Israel’s king, the Lord, is in your midst! You no longer need to fear disaster. 16 On that day they will say[c] to Jerusalem, “Don’t be afraid, Zion!
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Daily Reading – May 16, 2020

9 Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give me acceptable praise.[a] All of them will invoke the Lord’s name when they pray,[b] and will worship him in unison.[c] 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,[d] those who pray to me, my dispersed people,[e] will bring me tribute.
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Daily Reading – May 15, 2020

3 Beware to the filthy,[a] stained city; the city filled with oppressors![b] 2 She is disobedient;[c] she has refused correction.[d] She does not trust the Lord; she has not sought the advice of[e] her God.
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