Jeremiah 31:3; Jeremiah 31:15; Jeremiah 31:29-34
Long ago the said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
This is what the says: “A cry is heard in Ramah— deep anguish and bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted— for her children are gone.”
“The people will no longer quote this proverb: ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.’
All people will die for their own sins—those who eat the sour grapes will be the ones whose mouths will pucker.
“The day is coming,” says the , “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.
This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the .
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the . “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the .’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the . “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”