Jeremiah 11:1-8 NIV

The Covenant Is Broken

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

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      2 “Listen to the terms of this covenant and tell them to the people of Judah and to those who live in Jerusalem.

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      3 Tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Cursed is the one who does not obey the terms of this covenant—

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      4 the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.

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      5 Then I will fulfill the oath I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey’—the land you possess today.” I answered, “Amen, LORD.”

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      6 The LORD said to me, “Proclaim all these words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: ‘Listen to the terms of this covenant and follow them.

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      7 From the time I brought your ancestors up from Egypt until today, I warned them again and again, saying, “Obey me.”

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      8 But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their evil hearts. So I brought on them all the curses of the covenant I had commanded them to follow but that they did not keep.’ ”

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