1 Verbum, quod factum est ad Ieremiam a Domino in die bus Ioachim filii Iosiae regis Iudae dicens:
2 "Vade ad domum Rechabitarum et loquere eis; et introduces eos in domum Domini in unam exedram et dabis eis bibere vinum".
3 Et assumpsi Iezoniam filium Ieremiae filii Habsaniae et fratres eius et omnes filios eius et universam domum Rechabitarum;
4 et introduxi eos in domum Domini ad exedram filiorum Hanan filii Iegdaliae hominis Dei, quod erat iuxta exedram principum super exedram Maasiae filii Sellum, qui erat custos vestibuli.
5 Et posui coram filiis domus Rechabitarum scyphos plenos vino et calices et dixi ad eos: "Bibite vinum".
6 Qui responderunt: "Non bibemus vinum, quia Ionadab filius Rechab pater noster praecepit nobis dicens: "Non bibetis vinum, vos et filii vestri, usque in sempiternum
7 et domum non aedificabitis et sementem non seretis et vineas non plantabitis, nec habebitis, sed in tabernaculis habitabitis cunctis diebus vestris, ut vivatis diebus multis super faciem terrae, in qua vos peregrinamini".
8 Oboedivimus ergo voci Ionadab filii Rechab patris nostri in omnibus, quae praecepit nobis, ita ut non biberemus vinum cunctis diebus nostris, nos et mulieres nostrae, filii et filiae nostrae,
9 et non aedificaremus domos ad habitandum et vineam et agrum et sementem non habuimus,
10 sed habitavimus in tabernaculis; et oboedientes fecimus iuxta omnia, quae praecepit nobis Ionadab pater noster.
11 Cum autem ascendisset Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis ad terram, diximus: Venite, et ingrediamur Ierusalem a facie exercitus Chaldaeorum et a facie exercitus Syriae. Et mansimus in Ierusalem".
12 Et factum est verbum Domini ad Ieremiam dicens:
13 "Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Vade et dic viris Iudae et habitatoribus Ierusalem: Numquid non recipietis disciplinam, ut oboediatis verbis meis?, dicit Dominus.
14 Praevaluerunt sermones Ionadab filii Rechab, quos praecepit filiis suis, ut non biberent vinum, et non biberunt usque ad diem hanc, quia oboedierunt praecepto patris sui; ego autem locutus sum ad vos de mane consurgens et loquens, et non oboedistis mihi.
15 Misique ad vos omnes servos meos prophetas, consurgens diluculo mittensque et dicens: Convertimini unusquisque a via sua pessima et bona facite opera vestra et nolite sequi deos alienos neque colatis eos, et habitabitis in terra, quam dedi vobis et patribus vestris, et non inclinastis aurem vestram neque audistis me.
16 Firmaverunt igitur filii Ionadab filii Rechab praeceptum patris sui, quod praeceperat eis; populus autem iste non oboedivit mihi.
17 Idcirco haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Ecce ego adducam super Iudam et super omnes habitatores Ierusalem universam afflictionem, quam locutus sum adversum illos, eo quod locutus sum ad illos, et non audierunt, vocavi illos, et non responderunt mihi".
18 Domui autem Rechabitarum dixit Ieremias: "Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Pro eo quod oboedistis praecepto Ionadab patris vestri et custodistis omnia mandata eius et fecistis universa, quae praecepit vobis,
19 propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Non deficiet vir de stirpe Ionadab filii Rechab stans in conspectu meo cunctis diebus".
King James Version
1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
5 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.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:
7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
12 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
16 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:
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
18 ¶ And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.