Jeremiah 35:12

12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:

Jeremiah 35:12 in Other Translations

12 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
12 Then the LORD gave this message to Jeremiah:
12 Then Jeremiah received this Message from God:
12 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 35:12 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 35:12

Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah
After the Rechabites had been tried whether they would break the command of their father, respecting drinking of wine; and steadfastly persisted in their resolution not to drink, urging the reason of it, and vindicating their conduct in another respect: saying;
as follows:

Jeremiah 35:12 In-Context

10 We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab commanded us.
11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded this land, we said, ‘Come, we must go to Jerusalem to escape the Babylonian and Aramean armies.’ So we have remained in Jerusalem.”
12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:
13 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?’ declares the LORD.
14 ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab ordered his descendants 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. But I have spoken to you again and again, yet you have not obeyed me.
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