The obedience of the Rechabites condemns the disobedience of the Jews. The reward of the Rechabites.
 The word that came to Jeremias from the Lord in the days of Joakim the son of Josias king of Juda, saying:
Verbum quod factum est ad Jeremiam a Domino in diebus Joakim filii Josiae regis Juda, dicens :
 Go to the house of the Rechabites: and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of the chambers of the treasures, and thou shalt give them wine to drink.
Vade ad domum Rechabitarum, et loquere eis, et introduces eos in domum Domini, in unam exedram thesaurorum, et dabis eis bibere vinum.
 And I took Jezonias the son of Jeremias the son of Habsanias, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites.
Et assumpsi Jezoniam filium Jeremiae filii Habsaniae, et fratres ejus, et omnes filios ejus, et universam domum Rechabitarum,
 And I brought them into the house of the Lord, to the treasure house of the sons of Hanan, the son of Jegedelias the man of God, which was by the treasure house of the princes, above the treasure of Maasias the son of Sellum, who was keeper of the entry.
et introduxi eos in domum Domini, ad gazophylacium filiorum Hanan filii Jegedeliae hominis Dei, quod erat juxta gazophylacium principum, super thesaurum Maasiae filii Sellum, qui erat custos vestibuli :
 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups: and I said to them: Drink ye wine.
et posui coram filiis domus Rechabitarum scyphos plenos vino, et calices, et dixi ad eos : Bibite vinum.
 And they answered: We will not drink wine: because Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying: You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your children, for ever:
Qui responderunt Non bibemus vinum, quia Jonadab filius Rechab, pater noster, praecepit nobis, dicens : Non bibetis vinum, vos et filii vestri, usque in sempiternum :
 Neither shall ye build houses, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyards, nor have any: but you shall dwell in tents all your days, that you may live many days upon the face of the earth, in which you are strangers.
et domum non aedificabitis, et sementem non seretis, et vineas non plantabitis, nec habebitis : sed in tabernaculis habitabitis cunctis diebus vestris, ut vivatis diebus multis super faciem terrae in qua vos peregrinamini.
 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:
Obedivimus ergo voci Jonadab filii Rechab, patris nostri, in omnibus quae praecepit nobis, ita ut non biberemus vinum cunctis diebus nostris, nos, et mulieres nostrae, filii, et filiae nostrae,
 Nor to build houses to dwell in, nor to have vineyard, or field, or seed:
et non aedificaremus domos ad habitandum : et vineam, et agrum, et sementem non habuimus :
 But we have dwelt in tents, and have been obedient according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
sed habitavimus in tabernaculis, et obedientes fuimus juxta omnia quae praecepit nobis Jonadab pater noster.
 But when Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon came up to our land, we said: Come, let us go into Jerusalem from the face of the army of the Chaldeans, and from the face of the army of Syria: and we have remained in Jerusalem.
Cum autem ascendisset Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis ad terram nostram, diximus : Venite, et ingrediamur Jerusalem a facie exercitus Chaldaeorum, et a facie exercitus Syriae : et mansimus in Jerusalem.
 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jeremiam, dicens :
 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Go, and say to the men of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Will you not receive instruction, to obey my words, saith the Lord?
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Vade, et dic viris Juda et habitatoribus Jerusalem : Numquid non recipietis disciplinam, ut obediatis verbis meis? dicit Dominus.
 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, by which he commanded his sons not to drink wine, have prevailed: and they have drunk none to this day, because they have obeyed the commandment of their father: but I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking, and you have not obeyed me.
Praevaluerunt sermones Jonadab filii Rechab, quos praecepit filiis suis ut non biberent vinum, et non biberunt usque ad diem hanc, quia obedierunt praecepto patris sui : ego autem locutus sum ad vos, de mane consurgens et loquens, et non obedistis mihi.
 And I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending and saying: Return ye every man from his wicked way, and make your ways good: and follow not strange gods, nor worship them, and you shall dwell in the land, which I gave you and your fathers: and you have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened to me.
Misique ad vos omnes servos meos prophetas, consurgens diluculo mittensque, et dicens : Convertimini unusquisque a via sua pessima, et bona facite studia vestra : et nolite sequi deos alienos, neque colatis eos, et habitabitis in terra quam dedi vobis et patribus vestris : et non inclinastis aurem vestram, neque audistis me.
 So the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have constantly kept the commandment of their father, which he commanded them: but this people hath not obeyed me.
Firmaverunt igitur filii Jonadab filii Rechab praeceptum patris sui, quod praeceperat eis : populus autem iste non obedivit mihi.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Behold I will bring upon Juda, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them, and they have not heard: I have called to them, and they have not answered me.
Idcirco haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Ecce ego adducam super Judam et super omnes habitatores Jerusalem universam afflictionem, quam locutus sum adversum illos, eo quod locutus sum ad illos, et non audierunt : vocavi illos, et non responderunt mihi.
 And Jeremias said to the house of the Rechabites: Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and have kept all his precepts, and have done all that he commanded you:
Domui autem Rechabitarum dixit Jeremias : Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Pro eo quod obedistis praecepto Jonadab patris vestri, et custodistis omnia mandata ejus, et fecistis universa quae praecepit vobis,
 Therefore thus saith the Lord of host the God of Israel: There shall not be wanting a man of the race of Jonadab the son of Rechab, standing before me for ever.
propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Non deficiet vir de stirpe Jonadab filii Rechab, stans in conspectu meo cunctis diebus.