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Jeremiah 35:1-6 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Rechabites' Example

1 [This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakima son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2 "Go to the house of the Rechabites, speak to them, and bring them to one of the chambers of the temple of the Lord to offer them a drink of wine." 3 So I took Jaazaniah son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons-the entire house of the Rechabites- 4 and I brought them into the temple of the Lord to a chamber [occupied by] the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah, a man of God, who had a chamber near the officials' chamber, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah son of Shallum the doorkeeper. 5 I set jars filled with wine and some cups before the sons of the house of the Rechabites and said to them, "Drink wine!" 6 But they replied, "We do not drink wine, for Jonadab,b son of our ancestor Rechab, commanded: 'You and your sons must never drink wine.
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