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Jeremiah 35
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The Faithful Recabites

35This is the message the Lord gave Jeremiah when Jehoiakim son of Josiah was king of Judah:H1697H3414H3068H3117H3079H1121H2977H4428H3063H559 2“Go to the settlement where the families of the Recabites live, and invite them to the Lord’s Temple. Take them into one of the inner rooms, and offer them some wine.”H1980H1004H7397H1696H935H1004H3068H259H3957H3196H8248 3So I went to see Jaazaniah son of Jeremiah and grandson of Habazziniah and all his brothers and sons - representing all the Recabite families.H3947H2970H1121H3414H1121H2262H251H1121H1004H7397 4I took them to the Temple, and we went into the room assigned to the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah, a man of God. This room was located next to the one used by the Temple officials, directly above the room of Maaseiah son of Shallum, the Temple gatekeeper.H935H1004H3068H3957H1121H2605H1121H3012H376H430H681H3957H8269H4605H3957H4641H1121H7967H8104H5592 5I set cups and jugs of wine before them and invited them to have a drink,H5414H6440H1121H1004H7397H1375H4392H3196H3563H559H8354H3196 6but they refused. “No,” they said, “we don’t drink wine, because our ancestor Jehonadab son of Recab gave us this command: ‘You and your descendants must never drink wine.H559H8354H3196H3122H1121H7394H1H6680H559H8354H3196H1121H5704H5769 7And do not build houses or plant crops or vineyards, but always live in tents. If you follow these commands, you will live long, good lives in the land.’H1129H1004H2232H2233H5193H3754H3117H3427H168H2421H7227H3117H6440H127H1481 8So we have obeyed him in all these things. We have never had a drink of wine to this day, nor have our wives, our sons, or our daughters.H8085H6963H3082H1121H7394H1H6680H8354H3196H3117H802H1121H1323 9We haven’t built houses or owned vineyards or farms or planted crops.H1129H1004H3427H3754H7704H2233 10We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed all the commands of Jehonadab, our ancestor.H3427H168H8085H6213H3122H1H6680 11But when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked this country, we were afraid of the Babylonian and Syrian armies. So we decided to move to Jerusalem. That is why we are here.”H5019H4428H894H5927H776H559H935H935H3389H6440H2428H3778H6440H2428H758H3427H3389 12Then the Lord gave this message to Jeremiah:H1697H3068H3414H559 13“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: Go and say to the people in Judah and Jerusalem, ‘Come and learn a lesson about how to obey me.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H1980H559H376H3063H3427H3389H3947H4148H8085H1697H5002H3068 14The Recabites do not drink wine to this day because their ancestor Jehonadab told them not to. But I have spoken to you again and again, and you refuse to obey me.H1697H3082H1121H7394H6680H1121H8354H3196H6965H3117H8354H8085H1H4687H1696H7925H1696H8085 15Time after time I sent you prophets, who told you, “Turn from your wicked ways, and start doing things right. Stop worshiping other gods so that you might live in peace here in the land I have given to you and your ancestors.” But you would not listen to me or obey me.H7971H5650H5030H7925H7971H559H7725H376H7451H1870H3190H4611H3212H310H312H430H5647H3427H127H5414H1H5186H241H8085 16The descendants of Jehonadab son of Recab have obeyed their ancestor completely, but you have refused to listen to me.’H1121H3082H1121H7394H6965H4687H1H6680H5971H8085 17“Therefore, this is what the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Because you refuse to listen or answer when I call, I will send upon Judah and Jerusalem all the disasters I have threatened.’”H559H3068H430H6635H430H3478H935H3063H3427H3389H7451H1696H1696H8085H7121H6030 18Then Jeremiah turned to the Recabites and said, “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘You have obeyed your ancestor Jehonadab in every respect, following all his instructions.’H3414H559H1004H7397H559H3068H6635H430H3478H8085H4687H3082H1H8104H4687H6213H6680 19Therefore, this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jehonadab son of Recab will always have descendants who serve me.’”H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3122H1121H7394H3772H376H5975H6440H3117


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