[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
"Listen to the words of this covenant,a and tell them to the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem.
You must tell them: This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Let a curse be on the man who does not obey the words of this covenant,
which I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt,b out of the iron furnace.c I declared: 'Obey Me, and do everything that I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God,'d5
in order to establish the oath I swore to your ancestors,e to give [them] a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is today." I answered, "Amen, Lord."f6
The Lord said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: Obey the words of this covenant and carry them out.
For I strongly warned your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt until today, warning them time and time again:g Obey My voice.
Yet they would not obey or pay attention; each one followed the stubbornness of his evil heart.h So I brought on them all the curses of this covenant, because they had not done what I commanded [them] to do."