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Jeremiah Chapter 35

1The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, saying, 2“Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak to them and bring them to the house of the Lord, to one of the reception rooms, and give them wine to drink.” 3Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah the son of Habaziniah, and his brothers and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites, 4and I brought them to the house of the Lord, to the reception room of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, to the room which was to the side of the office of the officials, which was above the office of Maaseiah the son of Shallum the doorkeeper. 5And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, “Drink some wine.” 6But they said, “We will not drink any wine, because Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us and said, ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you, nor your sons, ever. 7And you will not build a house, and you will not sow seed, and you will not plant a vineyard, and you will not have one, for you will live in tents all your days, in order that you may live for many days on the face of the land where you take up residence.’ 8And we have obeyed Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in everything he commanded us, not to drink wine for all our days – us, our wives, our sons and our daughters – 9and not to build houses for us to live in, and that we should not have vineyard or field or sown crops. 10And we have dwelt in tents, and we have obeyed, and we have done everything that Jonadab our father commanded us. 11And it came to pass when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up to the land, that we said, ‘Come, let us go to Jerusalem, away from the forces of the Chaldeans and away from the forces of Aramaea.’ So we lived in Jerusalem.” 12Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 13“This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says: ‘Go and say to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, «Will you not take correction and listen to my words, says the Lord? 14The words of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, have been fulfilled, which he commanded his sons, not to drink wine, and they have not drunk it up to this day, for they obeyed the commandment of their father. But I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking, but you have not obeyed me. 15And I sent you all my servants, the prophets, rising early and sending them, to say, ‹Turn back, please, each man from his evil way, and see to it that your deeds are good, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and dwell on the land which I have given you and your fathers.› But you have not inclined your ears and you have not heeded me. 16For the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab fulfilled their father's commandment which he commanded them, but this people has not obeyed me. 17Which is why this is what the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, says: ‹I am about to bring on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the trouble which I spoke to them, because I spoke to them but they did not heed it, and I called to them, but they did not answer.› » ’ ” 18And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, “This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel says: ‘Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and have kept all his commandments, and have done everything that he commanded you, 19because of that, this is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says: «There will not be a man cut off from Jonadab the son of Rechab to stand before me at any time.» ’ ”
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