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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,
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:
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.”