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Zechariah 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:1 - In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechari'ah in the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Chislev.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:2 - Now the people of Bethel had sent Share'zer and Reg'em-mel'ech and their men, to entreat the favor of the LORD,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:3 - and to ask the priests of the house of the LORD of hosts and the prophets, "Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?"

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:4 - Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me;

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:5 - "Say to all the people of the land and the priests, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:6 - And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:7 - When Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, with her cities round about her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited, were not these the words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets?"

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:8 - And the word of the LORD came to Zechari'ah, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - "Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy each to his brother,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:10 - do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart."

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:11 - But they refused to hearken, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears that they might not hear.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:12 - They made their hearts like adamant lest they should hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:13 - "As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear," says the LORD of hosts,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - "and I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they had not known. Thus the land they left was desolate, so that no one went to and fro, and the pleasant land was made desolate."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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