Bible: Jeremiah 31:28-34

31:28 In the past I saw to it that they were uprooted and torn down, that they were destroyed and demolished. But now I will see to it that they are built up and firmly planted. 1  I, the Lord, affirm it! 2 

The Lord Will Make a New Covenant with Israel and Judah

31:29When that time comes, people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but the children’s teeth have grown numb.’ 3  31:30 Rather, each person will die for his own sins. The teeth of the person who eats the sour grapes will themselves grow numb. 4 

31:31Indeed, a time is coming,” says the Lord, 5  “when I will make a new covenant 6  with the people of Israel and Judah. 7  31:32 It will not be like the old 8  covenant that I made with their ancestors 9  when I delivered them 10  from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them,” 11  says the Lord. 12  31:33 But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel 13  after I plant them back in the land,” 14  says the Lord. 15  “I will 16  put my law within them 17  and write it on their hearts and minds. 18  I will be their God and they will be my people. 19 

31:34People will no longer need to teach their neighbors and relatives to know me. 20  For all of them, from the least important to the most important, will know me,” 21  says the Lord. “For 22  I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done.”

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