But God found fault with the people and saida: "The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant1 with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors2 when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.
This is the covenant3 I will establish with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.4 I will be their God, and they will be my people.511
No longer will they teach their neighbors, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me,6 from the least of them to the greatest.
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.7"b8