"The days are coming,"1 declares the LORD, "when I will plant2 the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals.
Just as I watched3 over them to uproot4 and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster,5 so I will watch over them to build and to plant,"6 declares the LORD.
"In those days people will no longer say, 'The fathers7 have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.'830
Instead, everyone will die for his own sin;9 whoever eats sour grapes--his own teeth will be set on edge.
"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant10 with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant11 I made with their forefathers12 when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt,13 because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband14 toa them,b " declares the LORD.
"This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds15 and write it on their hearts.16 I will be their God, and they will be my people.1734
No longer will a man teach18 his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know19 me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive20 their wickedness and will remember their sins21 no more."