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.17
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."
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints22 the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night,23 who stirs up the sea24 so that its waves roar25-- the LORD Almighty is his name:26
This is what the LORD says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured29 and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject30 all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done," declares the LORD.
The whole valley35 where dead bodies36 and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley37 on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate,38 will be holy39 to the LORD. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished."