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Jeremiah 35 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Obedience of the Rechabites

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:1 - The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:2 - “Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak with them and bring them to the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers; then offer them wine to drink.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:3 - So I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah and his brothers and all his sons and the whole house of the Rechabites.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - I brought them to the house of the LORD into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the officials, above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, keeper of the threshold.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:5 - Then I set before the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, “Drink wine.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:6 - But they answered, “We will drink no wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:7 - You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:8 - We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:9 - and not to build houses to dwell in. We have no vineyard or field or seed,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:10 - but we have lived in tents and have obeyed and done all that Jonadab our father commanded us.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:11 - But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, ‘Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans and the army of the Syrians.’ So we are living in Jerusalem.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:12 - Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:13 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction and listen to my words? declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:14 - The command that Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons, to drink no wine, has been kept, and they drink none to this day, for they have obeyed their father’s command. I have spoken to you persistently, but you have not listened to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:15 - I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, ‘Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to you and your fathers.’ But you did not incline your ear or listen to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:16 - The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command that their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:17 - Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them and they have not listened, I have called to them and they have not answered.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:18 - But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and kept all his precepts and done all that he commanded you,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:19 - therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall never lack a man to stand before me.”
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