In the eighthmonth, in the secondyear of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet,saying ,
The LORD hath been soreadispleased with your fathers.3
Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts;Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.4
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the formerprophets have cried , saying , Thus saith the LORD of hosts;Turn ye now from your evilways, and from your evildoings: but they did not hear , nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.5
Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?6
But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said , Like as the LORD of hoststhought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.