23 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The LORD has rejected the two kingdomsa he chose’? So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation.
25 This is what the LORD says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night and established the laws of heaven and earth,
26 then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunesb and have compassion on them.’ ”