27 The daysA are surelyB coming,C saysD the Lord,E
when I will sowF the houseG of IsraelH and the house of JudahI with the seedJ of humansK and the seed of animals.L
28 AndM just as I have watchedN over them to pluck upO and break down,P to overthrow,Q
destroy,R and bring evil,S soT I will watch over them to buildU and to plant,V says the Lord.
29 In those days they shall no longer say:
“The parentsW have eatenX sour grapes,Y
and the children’sZ teethAA are set on edge.”BB
30 But allCC shall dieDD for their own sins;EE the teeth of the oneFF who eats sour grapes shall be set on edge.
31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will makeGG a newHH covenantII with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestorsJJ whenKK I tookLL them by the handMM
to bringNN them out of the landOO of EgyptPP—a covenant that they broke,QQ though I was their husband,RR says the Lord.
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will putSS my lawTT withinUU them,
and I will writeVV it on their hearts,WW and I will be their God,XX and they shall be my people.YY
34 No longer shall they teachZZ one another or say to each other,AAA “KnowBBB the Lord,” for they shall allCCC know me,
from the leastDDD of them to the greatest,EEE says the Lord, for I will forgiveFFF their iniquityGGG and rememberHHH their sinIII no more.
Image credit: “Black Mended Heart Necklace” by rubygirl jewelry, 2008.