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
And 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 our sons and 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;

New King James Version
Thus 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,

New American Standard Bible
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,

NASB 1995
"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,

NASB 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,

Amplified Bible
We have obeyed the words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, in all our days we have never drunk wine, nor have our wives, our sons, or 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.

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.

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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we listen to the commandment of Yonadab, son of Rekab, our father, everything that he commanded us, that we shall not drink wine all of our days, not we, neither our wives, neither our sons, neither 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:

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;

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.

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,

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,

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;

Literal Standard Version
And we listen 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;

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;

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 wander.’ 8And 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 our sons and daughters. 9Nor have we built houses in which to live, and we have not owned any vineyards or 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 a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

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

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:











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

Jonadab
יְהוֹנָדָ֤ב (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
רֵכָב֙ (rê·ḵāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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