31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
31 "The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
31 "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
31 "That's right. The time is coming when I will make a brand-new covenant with Israel and Judah.
31 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah--
31 "The day is coming," says the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:31
Commentary on Jeremiah 31:27-34
(Read Jeremiah 31:27-34)
The people of God shall become numerous and prosperous. In Hebrews 8:8,9, this place is quoted as the sum of the covenant of grace made with believers in Jesus Christ. Not, I will give them a new law; for Christ came not to destroy the law, but to fulfil it; but the law shall be written in their hearts by the finger of the Spirit, as formerly written in the tables of stone. The Lord will, by his grace, make his people willing people in the day of his power. All shall know the Lord; all shall be welcome to the knowledge of God, and shall have the means of that knowledge. There shall be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, at the time the gospel is published. No man shall finally perish, but for his own sins; none, who is willing to accept of Christ's salvation.