24:7 I will give them the desire to acknowledge that I 1 am the Lord. I will be their God and they will be my people. For they will wholeheartedly 2 return to me.’
30:22 Then you will again be my people
and I will be your God. 3
and they will be my people.
I, the Lord, affirm it!” 5
1 tn Heb “I will give them a heart to know me that I am the
2 tn Heb “with all their heart.”
3 sn This was their highest privilege (cf. Exod 6:7, Lev 26:12; Jer 24:7) but also their greatest responsibility (cf. Jer 7:3; 11:4). It is a formula referring to a covenant relationship in which God pledges to protect, provide, and be present with his people and they in turn promise to be loyal and obedient to him (see Deut 26:17-18; 29:10-13).
4 sn This verse repeats v. 22 but with specific reference to all the clans of Israel, i.e., to all Israel and Judah. It functions here as a transition to the next section which will deal with the restoration of Israel (31:3-20) and Judah (31:21-25) and their reunification in the land (31:27-29) under a new covenant relation with God (31:31-37). See also the study note on 30:3 for further reference to this reunification in Jeremiah and the other prophets.
5 tn Heb “Oracle of the