The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,saying ,
2Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;3
And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORDGod of Israel;Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,4
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the ironfurnace,saying , Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:5
That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a landflowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said , So be it, O LORD.6
Then the LORDsaid unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,saying , Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
For I earnestlyprotested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting , saying , Obey my voice.8
Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imaginationa of their evilheart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do ; but they did them not.