Jeremiah 35:9
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New International Version
or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops.

King James Bible
Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

Darby Bible Translation
and not to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed;

World English Bible
nor to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

Young's Literal Translation
nor to build houses for our dwelling; and vineyard, and field, and seed, we have none;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thus have we obeyed the voice - We have considered these precepts so very reasonable, so very useful, so conducive to the health of both body and mind, and sanctioned by such a respectable antiquity that we scrupulously and religiously observe them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 35:7 Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents...

Numbers 16:14 Moreover you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards...

2 Kings 5:26 And he said to him, Went not my heart with you, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money...

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Library
False Civilization
JEREMIAH xxxv. 19. 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. Let us think a while this morning what this text has to do with us; and why this strange story of the Rechabites is written for our instruction, in the pages of Holy Scripture. Let us take the story as it stands, and search the Scriptures simply for it. For the Bible will surely tell its own story best, and teach its own lesson best. These Rechabites, who
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

Canaan
Canaan was the inheritance which the Israelites won for themselves by the sword. Their ancestors had already settled in it in patriarchal days. Abraham "the Hebrew" from Babylonia had bought in it a burying-place near Hebron; Jacob had purchased a field near Shechem, where he could water his flocks from his own spring. It was the "Promised Land" to which the serfs of the Pharaoh in Goshen looked forward when they should again become free men and find a new home for themselves. Canaan had ever been
Archibald Sayce—Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:16
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;

Jeremiah 35:7
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.'

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