Jeremiah 35:16
New International Version
The descendants of Jehonadab son of Rekab have carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.'

New Living Translation
The descendants of Jehonadab son of Recab have obeyed their ancestor completely, but you have refused to listen to me.’

English Standard Version
The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command that their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me.

Berean Study Bible
Yes, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not listened to Me.

King James Bible
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:

New King James Version
Surely the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them, but this people has not obeyed Me.” ’

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have followed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’

NASB 1995
'Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.'"'

NASB 1977
‘Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’

Amplified Bible
Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he gave them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab carried out their ancestor’s command he gave them, but these people have not obeyed me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab carried out their ancestor's command he gave them, but these people have not obeyed Me.

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as 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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, the sons of Yonadab son of Rekab have affirmed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, and this people has not listened to me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command of their father; but this people has not hearkened to me.

Contemporary English Version
The Rechabites have obeyed the command of their ancestor Jonadab, but you have not obeyed me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have constantly kept the commandment of their father, which he commanded them: but this people hath not obeyed me.

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as 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;

Good News Translation
Jonadab's descendants have obeyed the command that their ancestor gave them, but you people have not obeyed me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The descendants of Jonadab, Rechab's son, have carried out the orders of their ancestor, but you refuse to listen to me.

International Standard Version
Indeed the descendants of Rechab's son Jonadab have carried out the command of their ancestor that he gave them, but this people has not obeyed me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

Literal Standard Version
Because the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab have stood by the command of their father that he commanded them, and this people have not listened to Me,

NET Bible
Yes, the descendants of Jonadab son of Rechab have carried out the orders that their ancestor gave them. But you people have not obeyed me!

New Heart English Bible
Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to me;

World English Bible
Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to me;

Young's Literal Translation
'Because the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab have performed the command of their father, that he commanded them, and this people have not hearkened unto Me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah Rebuked
15Again and again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: ‘Turn now, each of you, from your wicked ways, and correct your actions. Do not go after other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I have given to you and your fathers.’ But you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me. 16Yes, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not listened to Me. 17Therefore this is what the LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: ‘Behold, I will bring to Judah and to all the residents of Jerusalem all the disaster I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them but they have not obeyed, and I have called to them but they have not answered.’ ”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 4:2
Saul's son had two men who were leaders of raiding parties. One was named Baanah and the other Rechab; they were sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the tribe of Benjamin--Beeroth is considered part of Benjamin,

Jeremiah 35:14
The words of Jonadab son of Rechab have been carried out. He commanded his sons not to drink wine, and they have not drunk it to this very day because they have obeyed the command of their forefather. But I have spoken to you again and again, and you have not obeyed Me!

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. "But you ask, 'How have we despised Your name?'


Treasury of Scripture

Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people has not listened to me:

Jeremiah 35:14
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.

Isaiah 1:3
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Malachi 1:6
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?









Verse 16. - Because, etc. This rendering is against Hebrew usage, and any reader will see that the obedience of the Rechabites stands in no inner connection with the sentence pronounced upon Judah. Ver. 16 is rather an emphatic recapitulation of what has preceded. It runs literally, (I say) that the sons of Jonadab have performed, etc., but (that) this people hath not hearkened unto me; or, in more English phraseology, "Yea, the sons of Jonadab," etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yes,
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the sons
בְּנֵי֙ (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Jonadab
יְהוֹנָדָ֣ב (yə·hō·w·nā·ḏāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3082: Jonadab -- 'the LORD is noble', a Rechabite, also a nephew of David

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Rechab
רֵכָ֔ב (rê·ḵāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7394: Rechab -- perhaps 'band of riders', a Benjamite, also the head of a nomadic family

carried out
הֵקִ֗ימוּ (hê·qî·mū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

the command
מִצְוַ֥ת (miṣ·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4687: Commandment

their forefather
אֲבִיהֶ֖ם (’ă·ḇî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

gave them,
צִוָּ֑ם (ṣiw·wām)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

but these
הַזֶּ֔ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

people
וְהָעָ֣ם (wə·hā·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

have not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listened
שָׁמְע֖וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Me.
ס (s)
Punctuation
Strong's Hebrew


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