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Zechariah 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:1 - In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Chislev.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:2 - Now the town of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech and [fn]their men to [fn]seek the favor of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:3 - speaking to the priests who belong to the house of the LORD of armies, and to the prophets, saying, “Shall I weep in the fifth month [fn]and fast, as I have done these many years?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:4 - Then the word of the LORD of armies came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:5 - “Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months [fn]these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:6 - ‘And when you eat and drink, [fn]do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:7 - ‘Are these not the words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and carefree along with its cities around it, and the [fn]Negev and the [fn]foothills were inhabited?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:8 - Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - “This is what the LORD of armies has said: ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:10 - and do not oppress the widow or the [fn]orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:11 - “But they refused to pay attention, and [fn]turned a stubborn shoulder and [fn]plugged their ears from hearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:12 - “They also made their hearts as hard as a diamond [fn]so that they could not hear the Law and the words which the LORD of armies had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:13 - “And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen,” says the LORD of armies;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - “but I [fn]scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they did not know. So the land was desolated behind them [fn]so that no one went back and forth, since they made the pleasant land desolate.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit his
Lit soften the face of
Lit to fast
Lit and this
Lit is it not you who eat and you who drink
I.e., South country
Heb Shephelah
Or fatherless
Lit gave
Lit made their ears heavy
Lit from hearing
Lit stormed them away upon all
Lit from passing and from returning

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