Zechariah 6

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The Book of Zechariah

Chapter 7

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And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, [that] the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth [day] of the ninth month, [even] in Chisleu;

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When they had sent4 unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray15 before the LORD,

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[And] to speak2 unto the priests which [were] in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying,2 Should I weep4 in the fifth month, separating9 myself, as I have done1 these so many years?

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Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,2

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Speak3 unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying,2 When ye fasted1 and mourned2 in the fifth and seventh [month], even those seventy years, did ye at all2 fast1 unto me, [even] to me?

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And when ye did eat,4 and when ye did drink,4 did not ye eat6 [for yourselves], and drink6 [for yourselves]?

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[Should ye] not [hear] the words which the LORD hath cried1 by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited6 and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when [men] inhabited6 the south and the plain?

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And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,2

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Thus speaketh1 the LORD of hosts, saying,2 Execute3 true judgment, and shew3 mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

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And oppress4 not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine4 evil against his brother in your heart.

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But they refused17 to hearken,53 and pulled4 away6 the shoulder, and stopped52 their ears, that they should not hear.2

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Yea, they made1 their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest they should hear2 the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent1 in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.

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Therefore it is come to pass, [that] as he cried,1 and they would not hear;1 so they cried,4 and I would not hear,4 saith1 the LORD of hosts:

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But I scattered them with a whirlwind17 among all the nations whom they knew1 not. Thus the land was desolate8 after them, that no man passed through6 nor returned:6 for they laid4 the pleasant land desolate.

Zechariah 8