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By the obedience of the Rechabites, ver. 1 - 11.
God condemns the Jews disobedience, ver. 12 - 17.
The Rechabites are blessed, ver. 18, 19.
1: The word - This is another evidence that the prophecies of this
book are not left us in that order wherein they were delivered; for
those which we had in the two or three foregoing chapters being in the
time of Zedekiah, must needs be ten or eleven years after this.
2: Rechabites - These Rechabites had their name from Rechab
their father, descended from Hemath, a Kenite, who is also called
Hobab, (Jdg 4:11),
or Jethro the father in law of Moses.
4: Igdaliah - A prophet. The princes - The chamber were the
princes were wont to meet.
6: Jonadab - Jonadab of whom we read, (2Ki 10:15), was the
father, that is the progenitor of the Rechabites, at three hundred
7: That ye may live - Jonadab cautions his sons by a thrifty,
sober, laborious life, to which they had been bred, in keeping
flocks, to avoid any thing which might expose them to the envy
or hatred of the people amongst whom they were come to sojourn.
10: Tents - Moveable habitations, which they could with little labour
remove to feed their flocks.
19: For ever - For ever here signifies the ever of the
Jewish state, or church.