27 “The days are coming,”(A) declares the Lord, “when I will plant(B) the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals. 28 Just as I watched(C) over them to uproot(D) and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster,(E) so I will watch over them to build and to plant,”(F) declares the Lord. 29 “In those days people will no longer say,

‘The parents(G) have eaten sour grapes,
    and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’(H)

30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin;(I) whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.

31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will make a new covenant(J)
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant(K)
    I made with their ancestors(L)
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,(M)
because they broke my covenant,
    though I was a husband(N) to[a] them,[b]
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
    after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds(O)
    and write it on their hearts.(P)
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.(Q)
34 No longer will they teach(R) their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know(S) me,
    from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive(T) their wickedness
    and will remember their sins(U) no more.”

35 This is what the Lord says,

he who appoints(V) the sun
    to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
    to shine by night,(W)
who stirs up the sea(X)
    so that its waves roar(Y)
    the Lord Almighty is his name:(Z)
36 “Only if these decrees(AA) vanish from my sight,”
    declares the Lord,
“will Israel(AB) ever cease
    being a nation before me.”

37 This is what the Lord says:

“Only if the heavens above can be measured(AC)
    and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject(AD) all the descendants of Israel
    because of all they have done,”
declares the Lord.

38 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when this city will be rebuilt(AE) for me from the Tower of Hananel(AF) to the Corner Gate.(AG) 39 The measuring line(AH) will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah. 40 The whole valley(AI) where dead bodies(AJ) and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley(AK) on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate,(AL) will be holy(AM) to the Lord. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”

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  1. Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  2. Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master

36 “You are saying about this city, ‘By the sword, famine and plague(A) it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon’; but this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 37 I will surely gather(B) them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger(C) and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety.(D) 38 They will be my people,(E) and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness(F) of heart and action, so that they will always fear(G) me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant(H) with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire(I) them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.(J) 41 I will rejoice(K) in doing them good(L) and will assuredly plant(M) them in this land with all my heart and soul.(N)

42 “This is what the Lord says: As I have brought all this great calamity(O) on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised(P) them.

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