The Lord said to me,
"Listen to the terms of the covenant. Tell the people of Judah and of Jerusalem
that I, the Lord God of Israel, have placed a curse on everyone who does not obey the terms of this covenant.
It is the covenant I made with their ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, the land that was like a blazing furnace to them. I told them to obey me and to do everything that I had commanded. I told them that if they obeyed, they would be my people and I would be their God.
Then I would keep the promise I made to their ancestors that I would give them the rich and fertile land which they now have." I said, "Yes, Lord."
Then the Lord said to me, "Go to the cities of Judah and to the streets of Jerusalem. Proclaim my message there and tell the people to listen to the terms of the covenant and to obey them.
When I brought their ancestors out of Egypt, I solemnly warned them to obey me, and I have kept on warning the people until this day.