The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,
"Remind the people of Judah and Jerusalem about the terms of their covenant with me.
Say to them, 'This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Cursed is anyone who does not obey the terms of my covenant!
For I said to your ancestors when I brought them out of slavery in Egypt, "If you obey me and do whatever I command you, then you will be my people, and I will be your God."
I said this so I could keep my promise to your ancestors to give you a land flowing with milk and honey -- the land you live in today.'"Then I replied, "So be it, a LORD!"
Then the LORD said, "Broadcast this message in the streets of Jerusalem. Go from town to town throughout the land and say, 'Remember the covenant your ancestors made, and do everything they promised.
For I solemnly warned your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, repeating over and over again to this day: "Obey me!"
But your ancestors did not pay any attention; they would not even listen. Instead, they stubbornly followed their own evil desires. And because they refused to obey, I brought upon them all the curses described in our covenant.'"
Again the LORD spoke to me and said, "I have discovered a conspiracy against me among the people of Judah and Jerusalem.
They have returned to the sins of their forefathers. They have refused to listen to me and are worshiping idols. Israel and Judah have both broken the covenant I made with their ancestors.
Therefore, says the LORD, I am going to bring calamity upon them, and they will not escape. Though they beg for mercy, I will not listen to their cries.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)