And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah,saying ,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,saying , Executeatruejudgment, and shewmercy and compassions every man to his brother:10
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagineevilagainst his brother in your heart.11
But they refused to hearken , and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear .
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 spiritbyb the formerprophets: therefore came a greatwrath from the LORD of hosts.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:14
But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolateafter them, that no man passed through nor returned : for they laid the pleasantclanddesolate.