“The word came
‘Hear the words of this covenant!
Speak to the people of Judah!
Speak to the inhabitants of Jerusalem!
You shall say to them!
Thus says Yahweh!
The God of Israel.’”
Yahweh is very clear when he was speaking to Jeremiah as the word came directly from him. Yahweh wanted Jeremiah to speak to the people of Judah and Jerusalem about the words of the covenant. Jeremiah was to proclaim that he was speaking in the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.