Zechariah 7:4-7 NLT

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, a 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.
      7 Isn't this the same message the LORD proclaimed through the prophets years ago when Jerusalem and the towns of Judah were bustling with people, and the Negev and the foothills of Judah b were populated areas?'"

      References for Zechariah 7:7

        • z 7:7 - Hebrew <I>the Shephelah.</I>