Jeremiah 35:8
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New American Standard Bible
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,

King James Bible
Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

Darby Bible Translation
And we have hearkened unto the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters,

World English Bible
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;

Young's Literal Translation
'And we hearken to the voice of Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, to all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Our father - Not merely our ancestor, but the founder of our institutions.

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Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Colossians 3:20
Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Proverbs 1:8
Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;

Proverbs 1:9
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

Proverbs 4:2
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

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