Zechariah 7:1-6 NLT

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

References for Zechariah 7:1

    • v 7:1 - Hebrew <I>On the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev,</I> of the Hebrew calendar. This event occurred on December 7, 518 <MS>B.C.</I>; also see note on 1:1.
      2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech, b along with their men, to seek the LORD's favor.

      References for Zechariah 7:2

        • w 7:2 - Or <I>Bethel-sharezer had sent Regemmelech.</I>
          3 They were to ask this question of the prophets and of the priests at the Temple of the LORD Almighty: "Should we continue to mourn and fast each summer on the anniversary of the Temple's destruction, c as we have done for so many years?"

          References for Zechariah 7:3

            • x 7:3 - Hebrew <I>mourn and fast in the fifth month.</I> This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs in July and August.
              4 The LORD Almighty sent me this message:
              5 "Say to all your people and your priests, 'During those seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and at the festival in early autumn, d was it really for me that you were fasting?

              References for Zechariah 7:5

                • y 7:5 - Hebrew <I>fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months.</I> The fifth month of the Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs in July and August. The seventh month usually occurs in September and October; both the Day of Atonement and the Festival of Shelters were celebrated in the seventh month.
                  6 And even now in your holy festivals, you don't think about me but only of pleasing yourselves.