31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will make a new covenant(A)
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant(B)
    I made with their ancestors(C)
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,(D)
because they broke my covenant,
    though I was a husband(E) 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(F)
    and write it on their hearts.(G)
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.(H)
34 No longer will they teach(I) their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know(J) me,
    from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive(K) their wickedness
    and will remember their sins(L) no more.”

35 This is what the Lord says,

he who appoints(M) the sun
    to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
    to shine by night,(N)
who stirs up the sea(O)
    so that its waves roar(P)
    the Lord Almighty is his name:(Q)
36 “Only if these decrees(R) vanish from my sight,”
    declares the Lord,
“will Israel(S) ever cease
    being a nation before me.”

37 This is what the Lord says:

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

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Footnotes

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