Jer 31:31-34 (cf. Heb 8:8-12). '"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- not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days," says the LORD: "Iwill put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord', for they shall all know Me from the least of them to the greatest of them," says the LORD. "For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more"'.

This text says that the New Covenant will not be like the Old Covenant. The specific differences which are mentioned are:-
1. In the New Covenant, God's laws are written on the heart rather than on tablets of stone.
2. Everyone in the New Covenant knows the Lord
3. They all have their sins forgiven.


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