Jeremiah 35:8
New International Version
We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine

New Living Translation
So we have obeyed him in all these things. We have never had a drink of wine to this day, nor have our wives, our sons, or our daughters.

English Standard Version
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters,

Berean Study Bible
We 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.

New American Standard Bible
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,

King James Bible
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;

Christian Standard Bible
We have obeyed Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, in all he commanded us. So we haven't drunk wine our whole life--we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters.

Good News Translation
We have obeyed all the instructions that Jonadab gave us. We ourselves never drink wine, and neither do our wives, our sons, or our daughters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, in all he commanded us. So we haven't drunk wine our whole life--we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters.

International Standard Version
We have obeyed everything that our ancestor, Rechab's son Jonadab, commanded us. So we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters have drunk no wine all our lives,

NET Bible
We and our wives and our sons and daughters have obeyed everything our ancestor Jonadab commanded us. We have never drunk wine.

New Heart English Bible
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We, along with our wives, sons, and daughters, have obeyed our ancestor Jonadab, Rechab's son, in everything he ordered us to do. We have never drunk wine,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And we have hearkened to the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

New American Standard 1977
“And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab our father, the son of Rechab, in all that he has charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

King James 2000 Bible
Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he has charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

American King James Version
Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he has charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

American Standard Version
And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And we hearkened to the voice of Jonadab our father, so as to drink no wine all our days, we, and our wives, and our sons, and our daughters;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all things that he commanded us: so as to drink no wine all our days: neither we, nor our wives, nor our sons, nor our daughters:

Darby Bible Translation
And we have hearkened unto the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters,

English Revised Version
And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;

Young's Literal Translation
'And we hearken to the voice of Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, to all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters;
Study Bible
The Obedience of the Rechabites
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. 9Nor have we built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields, or crops.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.

Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction, and do not forsake the teaching of your mother.

Proverbs 1:9
For they are a garland of grace on your head, and a pendant around your neck.

Proverbs 4:1
Listen, my sons, to the instruction of a father; pay attention and gain understanding.

Proverbs 4:2
For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep your father's commandment, and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he has charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

Proverbs 1:8,9
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: …

Proverbs 4:1,2,10
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:







Lexicon
We have obeyed
וַנִּשְׁמַ֗ע (wan·niš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the voice
בְּק֨וֹל (bə·qō·wl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

of our forefather
אָבִ֔ינוּ (’ā·ḇî·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

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

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

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

in all
לְכֹ֖ל (lə·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

he commanded us.
צִוָּ֑נוּ (ṣiw·wā·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

So we have not
לְבִלְתִּ֤י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

drunk
שְׁתֽוֹת־ (šə·ṯō·wṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

wine
יַ֙יִן֙ (ya·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

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

our lives—
יָמֵ֔ינוּ (yā·mê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

neither we
אֲנַ֣חְנוּ (’ă·naḥ·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

[nor] our wives
נָשֵׁ֔ינוּ (nā·šê·nū)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

[nor] sons
בָּנֵ֖ינוּ (bā·nê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

[nor] daughters.
וּבְנֹתֵֽינוּ׃ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
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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