Jeremiah 35:16

16 The descendants of Jehonadab son of Rekab have carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.’

Read Jeremiah 35:16 Using Other Translations

Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command that their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me.
The descendants of Jehonadab son of Recab have obeyed their ancestor completely, but you have refused to listen to me.’

What does Jeremiah 35:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 35:16

Because the son of Jonadab the son of Rechab
Here we have the contrast between the Rechabites and the Israelites; the obedience of the one, and the disobedience of the other; the design of which is to aggravate and expose the sin of the Jews, since the former have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded
them;
that particular commandment of not drinking wine, which they had never once violated in such a course of time; nor could they now be prevailed upon, even by the prophet himself, to do it: but this people hath not hearkened unto me;
the Lord their God, their father that bought them, made them, and established them. Gross ingratitude! ( Deuteronomy 32:6 ) .

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