The Four Most Important Verses in the Book of Jeremiah

The prophet Jeremiah lived before and through the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 586 B.C.

One of Jeremiah’s many prophecies before that disaster is as follows:

  • 31:31-34 Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. 33But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 “They will not teach again, each man his neighbour and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

1.  The promise of the new covenant (vv. 31, 32)

2.  Some of the provisions of the new covenant (vv. 33, 34)