Jeremiah 35:5

5 Then I set bowls full of wine and some cups before the Rekabites and said to them, “Drink some wine.”

Read Jeremiah 35:5 Using Other Translations

And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
Then I set before the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, "Drink wine."
I set cups and jugs of wine before them and invited them to have a drink,

What does Jeremiah 35:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 35:5

And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots
full of wine, and cups
Which the prophet might have out of the chambers where these vessels were, and particularly from Maaseiah, if he was a keeper of them, as before observed. The number of men gathered together was probably very large; and therefore pots, or large vessels of wine, were prepared, and set before them, and cups, lesser vessels, to drink out of: and I said unto them, drink ye wine;
he invited them to it, and bid them welcome; nay, more, he might not only encourage, but enjoin them to drink it; though, as Gataker observes, he does not say unto them, "thus saith the Lord, drink wine"; for then they must have done it, and doubtless would; since it is right to obey God rather than man, even parents.

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