A Call for Justice and Mercy

1 1In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is 2Chislev.
2 Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech and their men 3to entreat the favor of the LORD,
3 4saying to the priests of the house of the LORD of hosts and 5the prophets, "Should I weep and 6abstain in 7the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?"