[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."
The Lord said to me, "A conspiracy has been discovered among the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem.
They have returned to the sins of their ancestorsi who refused to obey My words and have followed other gods to worship them.j The house of Israel and the house of Judah broke My covenant I made with their ancestors.
"Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape.k They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them.