31 ¶ Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a [a]new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah,

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, the which my covenant they [b]brake, although I was [c]an husband unto them, saith the Lord.

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, After [d]those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall [e]teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and will remember their sins no more.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 31:31 Though the covenant of redemption made to the fathers, and this which was given after, seem divers, yet they are all one, and grounded on Jesus Christ, save that this is called new, because of the manifestation of Christ, and the abundant graces of the holy Ghost given to his Church under the Gospel.
  2. Jeremiah 31:32 And so were the occasion of their own divorcement through their infidelity, Isa. 50:1.
  3. Jeremiah 31:32 Or, master.
  4. Jeremiah 31:33 In the time of Christ, my law shall instead of tables of stone be written in their hearts by mine holy Spirit, Heb. 8:10.
  5. Jeremiah 31:34 Under the kingdom of Christ there shall be none blinded with ignorance, but I will give them faith, and knowledge of God for remission of their sins and daily increase the same: so that it shall not seem to come so much by the preaching of my ministers, as by the instruction of my holy Spirit, Isa. 54:13, but the full accomplishing hereof is referred to the kingdom of Christ, when we shall be joined with our head.

17 (A)[a]And though some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild Olive tree, wast grafted in [b]for them, and made [c]partaker of the root and fatness of the Olive tree:

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  1. Romans 11:17 There is no cause why the Gentiles which have obtained mercy, should triumph over the Jews which condemn the grace of God, seeing they are grafted into the Jews’ ancestors. But let them rather take heed that that also be not found in them which is worthily condemned in the Jews. And hereof also this general doctrine may be gathered and taken, that we ought to be studious of God’s glory, even in respect of our neighbors: so far ought we to be from bragging and glorying, for that, that we are preferred before others by a singular grace.
  2. Romans 11:17 In place of those boughs which are broken off.
  3. Romans 11:17 It is against the common course of husbandry, that the barren juice of the imp is changed with the juice of the good tree.

16 (A)This is the Testament that I will make unto them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my Laws in their heart, and in their minds I will write them.

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