"This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell1 the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem, 'Will you not learn a lesson2 and obey my words?' declares the LORD.
'Jonadab son of Recab ordered his sons not to drink wine and this command has been kept. To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather's command.3 But I have spoken to you again and again,4 yet you have not obeyed5 me.
Again and again I sent all my servants the prophets6 to you. They said, "Each of you must turn7 from your wicked ways and reform8 your actions; do not follow other gods9 to serve them. Then you will live in the land10 I have given to you and your fathers." But you have not paid attention or listened11 to me.
The descendants of Jonadab son of Recab have carried out the command their forefather12 gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.'