The wordwhichcame to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
"1Hear the words of this2covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
and say to them, 'Thussays the LORD, the God of Israel, "3Cursed is the manwho does not heed the words of thiscovenant4which I commanded your forefathers in the 4day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the 5ironfurnace, saying, '6Listen to My voice, and ado according to allwhich I command you; so you shall be 7My people, and I will be your God,'
in order to confirm the 8oathwhich I swore to your forefathers, to give them a landflowing with milk and honey, as it is thisday."' " Then I said, "9Amen, O LORD."
And the LORDsaid to me, "10Proclaimallthesewords in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, '11Hear the words of thiscovenant and 12do them.
'For I solemnly13warned your fathers in the 14day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to thisday, b15warningpersistently, saying, "16Listen to My voice."
'Yet they 17did not obey or incline their ear, but walked, eachone, in the stubbornness of his evilheart; therefore I brought on them all the 18words of thiscovenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.' "