In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, a came the word of Jehovah unto Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, saying,
Jehovah hath been very wroth with your fathers.
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto me, saith Jehovah of hosts, b and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts.
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings; but they did not hearken nor attend unto me, saith Jehovah.
Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? And they turned and said, Like as Jehovah of hosts thought c to do unto us, according to our ways and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.