2 "The Lord was extremely angry with your ancestors.
3 So tell the people: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Return to Me"-[this is] the declaration of the Lord of Hosts-"and I will return to you, says the Lord of Hosts.
4 Do not be like your ancestors; the earlier prophets proclaimed to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Turn from your evil ways and your evil deeds.a But they did not listen or pay attention to Me"-the Lord's declaration.
References for Zechariah 1:4
    • b 1:4 - 2 Kg 17:13; 2 Ch 7:14; Ezk 33:9,11
      5 "Where are your ancestors now? And do the prophets live forever?
      6 But didn't My words and My statutes that I commanded My servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? They repented and said: As the Lord of Hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so He has dealt with us."b The Night Visions
      References for Zechariah 1:6
        • c 1:6 - Zch 8:14-15; Jr 51:12; Lm 2:17