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A New Covenant

31 “Behold, the wdays are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that xI took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, 8though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. 33 yBut this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: zI will put My law in their minds, and write it on their 9hearts; aand I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for bthey all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For cI will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

35 Thus says the Lord,

dWho gives the sun for a light by day,

The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,

Who disturbs ethe sea,

And its waves roar

f(The Lord of hosts is His name):

36 “If gthose ordinances depart

From before Me, says the Lord,

Then the seed of Israel shall also cease

From being a nation before Me forever.”

37 Thus says the Lord:

h“If heaven above can be measured,

And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,

I will also icast off all the seed of Israel

For all that they have done, says the Lord.

38 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the city shall be built for the Lordjfrom the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39 kThe surveyor’s line shall again extend straight forward over the hill Gareb; then it shall turn toward Goath. 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, lto the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, mshall be holy to the Lord. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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