Zechariah 7:1-3 NLT

1 On December 7 of the fourth year of King Darius’s reign, another message came to Zechariah from the LORD .

References for Zechariah 7:1

    • a 7:1 - Hebrew On the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on December 7, 518 ; also see note on 1:1 .
      2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech, along with their attendants, to seek the LORD ’s favor.

      References for Zechariah 7:2

        • b 7:2 - Or Bethel-sharezer had sent Regemmelech.
          3 They were to ask this question of the prophets and the priests at the Temple of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies: “Should we continue to mourn and fast each summer on the anniversary of the Temple’s destruction, as we have done for so many years?”

          References for Zechariah 7:3

            • c 7:3 - Hebrew mourn and fast in the fifth month. The Temple had been destroyed in the fifth month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar (August 586 ); see 2 Kgs 25:8 .