And I broughttheminto the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
But it came to pass, whenNebuchadrezzarking of Babyloncame up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drinkwine, are performed; for untothis day theydrinknone, but obeytheirfather’scommandment: notwithstanding I havespokenunto you, risingearly and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
I havesentalsounto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sendingthem, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amendyourdoings, and go not afterothergods to servethem, and ye shalldwell in the landwhich I havegiven to you and to yourfathers: but ye have not inclinedyour ear, nor hearkenedunto me.
Thereforethussaith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I willbringuponJudah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evilthat I havepronouncedagainstthem: because I havespokenuntothem, but theyhave not heard; and I havecalleduntothem, but theyhave not answered.
And Jeremiahsaidunto the house of the Rechabites, Thussaith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye haveobeyed the commandment of Jonadabyourfather, and kept all his precepts, and doneaccordingunto all that he hathcommanded you: