1 On December 7 of the fourth year of King Darius’s reign, another message came to Zechariah from the LORD .
2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech, along with their attendants, to seek the LORD ’s favor.
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?”