It will not be like the covenant5 I made with their forefathers6 when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt,7 because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband8 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 minds9 and write it on their hearts.10 I will be their God, and they will be my people.11
No longer will a man teach12 his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know13 me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive14 their wickedness and will remember their sins15 no more."
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints16 the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night,17 who stirs up the sea18 so that its waves roar19-- the LORD Almighty is his name:20
This is what the LORD says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured23 and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject24 all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done," declares the LORD.