For he finds fault with them when he says:a1"Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.
102For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and 3write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall 4all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, 5and I will remember their sins no more."