Jeremiah 35:7
New International Version
Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents. Then you will live a long time in the land where you are nomads.'

New Living Translation
And do not build houses or plant crops or vineyards, but always live in tents. If you follow these commands, you will live long, good lives in the land.'

English Standard Version
You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.’

Berean Study Bible
Nor are you ever to build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Instead, you must live in tents all your lives, so that you may live a long time in the land where you sojourn.’

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed and you shall not plant a vineyard or own one; but in tents you shall dwell all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.'

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
You must not build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Rather, you must live in tents your whole life, so you may live a long time on the soil where you stay as a resident alien.'

Contemporary English Version
or build houses or plant crops and vineyards. Instead, you must always live in tents and move from place to place. If you obey this command, you will live a long time."

Good News Translation
He also told us not to build houses or farm the land and not to plant vineyards or buy them. He commanded us always to live in tents, so that we might remain in this land where we live like strangers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Rather, you must live in tents your whole life, so you may live a long time on the soil where you stay as a temporary resident.'

International Standard Version
You aren't to build houses, you aren't to sow seeds, and you aren't to plant vineyards, or own them. Instead, you are to live in tents all your lives, so you will enjoy a long life in the land where you reside.'

NET Bible
Do not build houses. Do not plant crops. Do not plant a vineyard or own one. Live in tents all your lives. If you do these things you will live a long time in the land that you wander about on.'

New Heart English Bible
neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any; but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land in which you live.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never build any houses or plant any fields or vineyards. You must never have any of these things. You must always live in tents so that you may live for a long time in the land where you are staying.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 wherein ye sojourn.

New American Standard 1977
‘And you shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed, and you shall not plant a vineyard or own one; but in tents you shall dwell all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
neither shall ye build a house, nor sow seed, nor plant a vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye are strangers.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you are sojourners.

American King James Version
Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you be strangers.

American Standard Version
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 wherein ye sojourn.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
nor shall ye at all build houses, nor sow any seed, nor shall ye have a vineyard: for ye shall dwell in tents all your days; that ye may live many days upon the land, in which ye sojourn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shall ye build houses, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyards, nor have any: but you shall dwell in tents all your days, that you may live many days upon the face of the earth, in which you are strangers.

Darby Bible Translation
neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor shall ye have [any]; but all your days ye shall dwell in tents, that ye may live many days in the land where ye sojourn.

English Revised Version
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 wherein ye sojourn.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 are strangers.

World English Bible
neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any; but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land in which you live.

Young's Literal Translation
and a house ye do not build, and seed ye do not sow, and a vineyard ye do not plant, nor have ye any; for in tents do ye dwell all your days, that ye may live many days on the face of the ground whither ye are sojourning.
Study Bible
The Obedience of the Rechabites
6“We do not drink wine,” they replied, “for our forefather Jonadab son of Rechab commanded us, ‘Neither you nor your descendants are ever to drink wine. 7Nor are you ever to build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Instead, you must live in tents all your lives, so that you may live a long time in the land where you sojourn.’ 8We have obeyed the voice of our forefather Jonadab son of Rechab in all he commanded us. So we have not drunk wine all our lives—neither we nor our wives nor sons nor daughters.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:2
"Honor your father and mother" (which is the first commandment with a promise),

Ephesians 6:3
"that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on the earth."

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the promised land as a stranger in a foreign country. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 25:27
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.

Genesis 36:7
For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together; the land where they stayed could not support them because of their livestock.

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Jeremiah 35:9
Nor have we built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields, or crops.

Jeremiah 35:10
But we have lived in tents and have obeyed and done exactly as our forefather Jonadab commanded us.

Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you be strangers.

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Lexicon
Nor are you ever
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to build
תִבְנ֗וּ (ṯiḇ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

a house
וּבַ֣יִת (ū·ḇa·yiṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

or sow
תִזְרָ֙עוּ֙ (ṯiz·rā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2232: To sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify

seed
וְזֶ֤רַע (wə·ze·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

or plant
תִטָּ֔עוּ (ṯiṭ·ṭā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

a vineyard.
וְכֶ֣רֶם (wə·ḵe·rem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

Those things are
יִֽהְיֶ֖ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

not for you.
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

Instead,
כִּ֠י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you must live
תֵּֽשְׁבוּ֙ (tê·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in tents
בָּאֳהָלִ֤ים (bā·’o·hā·lîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your lives,
יְמֵיכֶ֔ם (yə·mê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

so that
לְמַ֨עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

you may live
תִּֽחְי֜וּ (tiḥ·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

a long
רַבִּים֙ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

time
יָמִ֤ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land
הָאֲדָמָ֔ה (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land

where
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you
אַתֶּ֖ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

sojourn.�
גָּרִ֥ים (gā·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility
35:1-11 Jonadab was famous for wisdom and piety. He lived nearly 300 years before, 2Ki 10:15. Jonadab charged his posterity not to drink wine. He also appointed them to dwell in tents, or movable dwelling: this would teach them not to think of settling any where in this world. To keep low, would be the way to continue long in the land where they were strangers. Humility and contentment are always the best policy, and men's surest protection. Also, that they might not run into unlawful pleasures, they were to deny themselves even lawful delights. The consideration that we are strangers and pilgrims should oblige us to abstain from all fleshly lusts. Let them have little to lose, and then losing times would be the less dreadful: let them sit loose to what they had, and then they might with less pain be stript of it. Those are in the best frame to meet sufferings who live a life of self-denial, and who despise the vanities of the world. Jonadab's posterity observed these rules strictly, only using proper means for their safety in a time of general suffering.
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