15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call His servants by another name:
16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from Mine eyes.
The old name for God’s people will be forgotten and changed. Always, there are those who speculate about this type of thing, but really we won’t know what God has in mind until He reveals it. Some believe the name Jew will be forgotten, but that is not consistent with Zech. 8:23. It’s possible that name here refers to reputation, but that, too, is just speculation.
Verse 16 speaks of Israel’s repudiation of idols. They will invoke blessings and oaths only in the Name of the true God, the Holy One of Israel.
And the most wonderful thing is that when God forgives, He forgets. All the thousands of years of Israel’s cycling through sin and idolatry will be over and forgotten, never again to be mentioned.