35:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
35:2 Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of Yahweh, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
35:3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
35:4 and I brought them into the house of Yahweh, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
35:5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, Drink+ wine.
35:6 But they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, You+ will drink no wine, neither you+, nor your+ sons, forever:
35:7 neither will you+ build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any; but all your+ days you+ will dwell in tents; that you+ may live many days in the land in which you+ sojourn.
35:8 And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;
35:9 nor to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
35:10 but we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
35:11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians; so we dwell at Jerusalem.
35:12 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, saying,
35:13 Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: Go, and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you+ not receive instruction to listen to my words? says Yahweh.
35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons, not to drink wine, are performed; and to this day they drink none, for they obey their father's commandment: but I have spoken to you+, rising up early and speaking; and you+ haven't listened to me.
35:15 I have sent also all my slaves the prophets to you+, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return+ now every man from his evil way, and amend your+ doings, and don't go after other gods to serve them, and you+ will dwell in the land which I have given to you+ and to your+ fathers: but you+ haven't inclined your+ ear, nor listened to me.
35:16 Since the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to me;
35:17 therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Look, I will bring on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them; because I have spoken to them, but they haven't heard; and I have called to them, but they haven't answered.
35:18 And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you+ have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your+ father, and kept all his precepts, and done according to all that he commanded you+;
35:19 therefore thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab will not lack a man to stand before me forever.
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