48Do not be like your fathers, 9to whom the former prophets cried out, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, 10Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.' But 11they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the LORD.
613But my words and my statutes, which I commanded 14my servants the prophets, did they not 15overtake your fathers? So they repented and said, 16As the LORD of hosts purposed to deal with us for 17our ways and 18deeds, so has he dealt with us."
On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet 19Zechariah, the son of 20Berechiah, son of 21Iddo, saying,
Therefore, thus says the LORD, 44I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy; 45my house shall be built in it, declares the LORD of hosts, and 46the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.
And I said, "What are these coming to do?" He said, 53"These are the horns that scattered Judah, so that no one raised his head. And these have come 54to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations 55who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it."