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Jeremiah 35

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1 The word that was to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Joachim the son of Josiah king of Judah:
2 Go to the house of the Rechavites and speak with them, and bring them to the house of the Lord, in one of the rooms, and give them drink wine.
3 I took Jazaniah, the son of Jeremiah, the son of Abacinia, and his brothers, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rehavites,
4 and brought them to the house of the Lord, to the room of the sons of Anan, the son of Godolia, the man of God, which is near the room of the princes, above the room of Maaseiah, son of Sellum, the guard at the entrance;
5 and he set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites full bowls of wine and glasses, and said to them: Drink wine.
6 But they said: we do not drink wine; because Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our father, gave us a commandment, saying: `` Do not drink wine, neither you, nor your children, forever;
7 and do not build houses, and do not sow seeds, and do not plant vineyards, and do not have them, but live in tents all the days of your life, so that you will live for a long time on the land where you are strangers. ”
eight And we obeyed the voices of Jonadav, the son of Rehav, our father, in all that he bequeathed to us, so as not to drink wine all our days, - we and our wives, and our sons and our daughters, -
nine and not to build houses for our residence; and we have no vineyards, no fields, no sowing;
ten but we live in tents and obey everything and do everything that our father Jonadab commanded us.
eleven When Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, came to this land, we said: “Let’s go, we’ll go to Jerusalem from the army of the Chaldeans and from the army of the Arameans,” and behold, we live in Jerusalem.

12 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:
13 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Can you not take this instruction for yourself to obey My words? says the Lord.
fourteen The words of Jonadab, son of Rehav, who bequeathed to his sons not to drink wine, are fulfilled, and they do not drink to this day, because they obey the wills of his father; but I have constantly told you, I have spoken since the early morning, and you did not obey Me.
fifteen I sent all my servants, prophets, to you from the early morning, and said: `turn each one from his evil path and correct your behavior, and do not go in the wake of other gods to serve them; and you will live on this land that I have given to you and your fathers'; but you did not bow your ear and do not obey Me.
16 Since the sons of Jonadab the son of Rehav obey the commandment of his father, which he commanded them, but this people does not listen to Me,
17 therefore, thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel: behold, I will bring to Judea and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have spoken to them, because I spoke to them, and they did not obey, called them, and they did not answer.
18 And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rehavites: thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: because you obeyed the wills of Jonadab your father, and keep all his commandments and do everything as he bequeathed to you -
19 for this, says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: the husband who comes before my face all the days will not be taken away from Jonadab the son of Rehav.

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