The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed be anyone who does not heed the words of this covenant,
which I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron-smelter, saying, Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God,
that I may perform the oath that I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then I answered, "So be it, Lord."
And the Lord said to me: Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: Hear the words of this covenant and do them.
For I solemnly warned your ancestors when I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, warning them persistently, even to this day, saying, Obey my voice.