Deuteronomy 29:20

Hebrew Bible

18 Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the Lord our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit. 19 When such a person hears the words of this oath he secretly blesses himself and says, ‘I will have peace though I continue to walk with a stubborn spirit.’ This will destroy the watered ground with the parched. 20 The Lord will be unwilling to forgive him, and his intense anger will rage against that man; all the curses written in this scroll will fall upon him, and the Lord will obliterate his name from memory. 21 The Lord will single him out for judgment from all the tribes of Israel according to all the curses of the covenant written in this scroll of the law. 22 The generation to come—your descendants who will rise up after you, as well as the foreigner who will come from distant places—will see the afflictions of that land and the illnesses that the Lord has brought on it.

Jeremiah 11:7

Hebrew Bible

5 Then I will keep the promise I swore on oath to your ancestors to give them a land flowing with milk and honey.” That is the very land that you still live in today.’” And I responded, “Amen. Let it be so, Lord.” 6 The Lord said to me, “Announce all the following words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: ‘Listen to the terms of my covenant with you and carry them out! 7 For I solemnly warned your ancestors to obey me. I warned them again and again, ever since I delivered them out of Egypt until this very day. 8 But they did not listen to me or pay any attention to me! Each one of them followed the stubborn inclinations of his own wicked heart. So I brought on them all the punishments threatened in the covenant because they did not carry out its terms as I commanded them to do.’” 9 The Lord said to me, “The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem have plotted rebellion against me.

 Notes and References

"... It should not be overlooked, however, that there will be some continuity between the old and the new covenantal reality, too. What will not change is the addressee of the covenant: It is the “house of Israel” (33b). The singular – in contrast to the political entities “house of Israel and house of Judah” (31b) – indicates in all probability the expectation that in the future the people will finally be a unity. Furthermore, the content of the covenant will remain the same (as explained above in contrast to Schenker and others, this was generally not disputed by the Greek translator[s]). In other words: God’s Torah will be at the centre of the new covenant, just as it was in the centre of the old covenant. Supposedly, proto-Masoretic editors-scribes extensively reworked the older Jeremianic book edition, restructured the text (placing the oracles against the nations before Jeremiah 52), inserted longer passages (e.g., plusses like Masoretic text of Jeremiah 11:7–8a; 17:1–4; 33:14–26), changed the character of the book (strengthening the voice of the book narrator), and modified many passages in detail. Traces of such redactional activity can be discerned in the pericope of the new covenant, too ..."

Finsterbusch, Karin "The New Covenant for Israel in Jeremiah: Notes on the Different Textual Versions of the Pericope and their Meaning" in Eberhart, Christian A. and Wolfgang Kraus (eds.) Covenant-Concepts of Berit, Diatheke, and Testamentum: Proceedings of the Conference at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas, November 2019 (pp. 109-120) Mohr Siebeck, 2023

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