and I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdali'ah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Ma-asei'ah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chalde'ans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
The words of Jon'adab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
¶ And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rech'abites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jon'adab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you;