Jeremiah 35:2
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2  Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak to them, and bring them to the House of Hashem, to one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.

ha-LOKH el BAYT ha-ray-kha-VEEM v’-di-bar-TA o-TAM va-ha-vi-o-TAM BAYT a-do-NAI el a-KHAT ha-l’-sha-KHOT v’-hish-kee-TA o-TAM YA-yin

ב  הָלוֹךְ אֶל־בֵּית הָרֵכָבִים וְדִבַּרְתָּ אוֹתָם וַהֲבִאוֹתָם בֵּית יְהֹוָה אֶל־אַחַת הַלְּשָׁכוֹת וְהִשְׁקִיתָ אוֹתָם יָיִן׃

35:2   Go to the house of the Rechabites  

Yirmiyahu wishes to demonstrate the meaning of true fidelity and loyalty. He brings the tribe of the Rechabites, descendants of Jethro, into the Beit Hamikdash and offers them wine. They refuse, explaining that they live by a set of laws passed down from generation to generation, including prohibitions against planting vineyards or drinking wine. Their loyal behavior offers a subtle rebuke to the wayward People of Israel.

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  • PAULINE ALLEN

    GO TO THE HOUSE OF THE RECHABITES AND SPEAK TO THEM, AND BRING THEM INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, INTO ONE OF THE SIDE CHAMBERS, THEN GIVE THEM WHO ARE PLEDGED, NOT TO DRINK WINE SOME WINE TO DRINK.

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Jeremiah 35:2

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