The Broken Covenant

1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 "1Hear the words of this 2covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
3 and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "3Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
4 which I commanded your forefathers in the 4day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the 5iron furnace, saying, '6Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be 7My people, and I will be your God,'
5 in order to confirm the 8oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day."' " Then I said, "9Amen, O LORD."
6 And the LORD said to me, "10Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, '11Hear the words of this covenant and 12do them.
7 'For I solemnly 13warned your fathers in the 14day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, 15warning persistently, saying, "16Listen to My voice."
8 'Yet they 17did not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart; therefore I brought on them all the 18words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.' "