Scripture Readings for October 13, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 • Psalm 66:1-12  •
2 Timothy 2:8-15  •  Luke 17:11-19

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
29:1 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent
from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests,
the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile
from Jerusalem to Babylon.

29:4 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom
I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:

29:5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

29:6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons,
and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters;
multiply there, and do not decrease.

29:7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and
pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Psalm 66:1-12
66:1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

66:2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

66:3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great
power, your enemies cringe before you.

66:4 All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to
your name." Selah

66:5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among

66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot.
There we rejoiced in him,

66:7 who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations
-- let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah

66:8 Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard,

66:9 who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.

66:10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.

66:11 You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;

66:12 you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through
water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.

2 Timothy 2:8-15
2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David
--that is my gospel,

2:9 for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a
criminal. But the word of God is not chained.

2:10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that
they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

2:11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

2:12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also
deny us;

2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful-- for he cannot deny himself.

2:14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to
avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who
are listening.

2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a
worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

Luke 17:11-19
17:11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between
Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance,

17:13 they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

17:14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the
priests." And as they went, they were made clean.

17:15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
praising God with a loud voice.

17:16 He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a

17:17 Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine,
where are they?

17:18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this

17:19 Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has
made you well."