That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is
this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that
I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even
unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.