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Chapter
Zecharia 7

Book of Zecharia - Chapter 7

Zecharia 7:1

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;

Zecharia 7:2

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

Zecharia 7:3

[And] to speak unto the priests which [were] in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?

Zecharia 7:4

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

Zecharia 7:5

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh [month], even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, [even] to me?

Zecharia 7:6

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

Zecharia 7:7

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

Zecharia 7:8

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

Zecharia 7:9

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

Zecharia 7:10

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

Zecharia 7:11

But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

Zecharia 7:12

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

Zecharia 7:13

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

Zecharia 7:14

But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.