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Zechariah 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:1 - In King Darius' fourth year, on the fourth day of Kislev, the ninth month, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:2 - Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech and their companions to seek the LORD's favor

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:3 - by asking both the priests of the temple of the LORD WHO RULES OVER ALL and the prophets, "Should we weep in the fifth month, fasting as we have done over the years?"

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:4 - The word of the LORD who rules over all then came to me,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:5 - "Speak to all the people and priests of the land as follows: 'When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and seventh months through all these seventy years, did you truly fast for me - for me, indeed?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:6 - And now when you eat and drink, are you not doing so for yourselves?'"

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:7 - Should you not have obeyed the words that the LORD cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah were also populated?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:8 - Again the word of the LORD came to Zechariah:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - "The LORD who rules over all said, 'Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:10 - You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow human being.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:11 - "But they refused to pay attention, turning away stubbornly and stopping their ears so they could not hear.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:12 - Indeed, they made their heart as hard as diamond, so that they could not obey the Torah and the other words the LORD who rules over all had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore, the LORD who rules over all had poured out great wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:13 - "'It then came about that just as I cried out, but they would not obey, so they will cry out, but I will not listen,' the LORD LORD WHO RULES OVER ALL had said.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - 'Rather, I will sweep them away in a storm into all the nations they are not familiar with.' Thus the land had become desolate because of them, with no one crossing through or returning, for they had made the fruitful land a waste."
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