Then the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah, saying,
13"Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, "1Will you not receiveinstruction by listening to My words?" declares the LORD.
"The 2words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, which he commanded his sons not to drinkwine, are observed. So they do not drink wine to thisday, for they have obeyed their father'scommand. But I have spoken to you a3again and again; yet you have 4not listened to Me.
"Also I have sent to you all My 5servants the prophets, sending them bagain and again, saying: '6Turnnoweveryman from his evilway and amend your deeds, and 7do not goafterothergods to worship them. Then you will 8dwell in the landwhich I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not 9inclined your ear or listened to Me.
16'Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have 10observed the command of their fatherwhich he commanded them, but thispeople has not listened to Me.' "'
17"Thereforethussays the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, 11I am bringing on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalemall the disaster that I have pronouncedagainst them; because I 12spoke to them but they did not listen, and I have called them but they did not answer.' "
Then Jeremiahsaid to the house of the Rechabites, "Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because you have 13obeyed the command of Jonadab your father, keptall his commands and done according to all that he commanded you;
19thereforethussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Jonadab the son of Rechab14shall not lack a man to 15standbefore Me calways .""'