35:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD 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 the LORD, into one of the
chambers, and give them wine to drink.
35:3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of
Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole
house of the Rechabites;
35:4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the
chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of
God, who [was] by the chamber of the princes, which [was] above
the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the
35:5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites
pots full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, Drink ye wine.
35:6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son
of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no
wine, [neither] ye, nor your sons for ever:
35:7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant
vineyard, nor have [any]: but all your days ye shall dwell in
tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye [are]
35:8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab
our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all
our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor 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 came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah, saying,
35:13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and
tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye
not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.
35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded
his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for to this day they
drink none, but obey their father's commandment:
notwithstanding I have spoken to you, rising early and
speaking; but ye hearkened not to me.
35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets,
rising early and sending [them], saying, Return ye now every
man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after
other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which
I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not
inclined your ear, nor hearkened to me.
35:16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have
performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded
them; but this people hath not hearkened to me:
35:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of
Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced
against them; because I have spoken to them, but they have not
heard; and I have called to them, but they have not answered.
35:18 And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus
saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have
obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his
precepts, and done according to all that he hath commanded you:
35:19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before
me for ever.