Zechariah 1:1-6 NLT

1 In Novembera of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the gave this message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo:

References for Zechariah 1:1

    • 1:1 - Hebrew In the eighth month. A number of dates in Zechariah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of October and November 520
      2 “I, the , was very angry with your ancestors.
      3 Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the of Heaven’s Armies.’
      4 Don’t be like your ancestors who would not listen or pay attention when the earlier prophets said to them, ‘This is what the of Heaven’s Armies says: Turn from your evil ways, and stop all your evil practices.’
      5 “Where are your ancestors now? They and the prophets are long dead.
      6 But everything I said through my servants the prophets happened to your ancestors, just as I said. As a result, they repented and said, ‘We have received what we deserved from the of Heaven’s Armies. He has done what he said he would do.’”