But they replied, "We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jonadab1 son of Recab gave us this command: 'Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine.2
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Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents.3 Then you will live a long time in the land4 where you are nomads.'
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We have obeyed everything our forefather5 Jonadab son of Recab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine
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or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops.6
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We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed everything our forefather Jonadab commanded us.