The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
"Have you not noticed that these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected the two kingdomsa1 he chose'? So they despise2 my people and no longer regard them as a nation.325
This is what the LORD says: 'If I have not established my covenant with day and night4 and the fixed laws5 of heaven and earth,626
then I will reject7 the descendants of Jacob8 and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunesb9 and have compassion10 on them.' "