Zechariah 7 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it cometh to pass, in the fourth year of Darius the king hath a word of Jehovah been unto Zechariah, in the fourth of the ninth month, in Chisleu. 1 In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev.
2 And Beth-El sendeth Sherezer and Regem-Melech, and its men, to appease the face of Jehovah, 2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat the LORD
3 speaking unto the priests who [are] at the house of Jehovah of Hosts, and unto the prophets, saying, `Do I weep in the fifth month -- being separated -- as I have done these so many years?' 3 by asking the priests of the house of the LORD Almighty and the prophets, "Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?"
4 And there is a word of Jehovah of Hosts unto me, saying: 4 Then the word of the LORD Almighty came to me:
5 `Speak unto all the people of the land, and unto the priests, saying: 5 "Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted?
6 When ye fasted with mourning in the fifth and in the seventh [months] -- even these seventy years -- did ye keep the fast [to] Me -- Me? And when ye eat, and when ye drink, is it not ye who are eating, and ye who are drinking? 6 And when you were eating and drinking, were you not just feasting for yourselves?
7 `Are not [these] the words that Jehovah proclaimed by the hand of the former prophets, in Jerusalem's being inhabited, and [in] safety, and its cities round about it, and the south and the plain -- abiding?' 7 Are these not the words the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were at rest and prosperous, and the Negev and the western foothills were settled?' "
8 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Zechariah, saying: 8 And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah:
9 `Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: True judgment judge ye, And kindness and mercy do one with another. 9 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
10 And widow, and fatherless, Sojourner, and poor, ye do not oppress, And the calamity of one another ye do not devise in your heart. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.'
11 And they refuse to attend, And they give a refractory shoulder, And their ears have made heavy against hearing. 11 "But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears.
12 And their heart they have made adamant, Against hearing the law, and the words, That Jehovah of Hosts sent by His Spirit, By the hand of the former prophets, And their is great wrath from Jehovah of Hosts. 12 They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the LORD Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the LORD Almighty was very angry.
13 And it cometh to pass, as He called, And they have not hearkened, So do they call, and I do not hearken, Said Jehovah of Hosts. 13 " 'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the LORD Almighty.
14 And I toss them on all the nations, That they have not known, The land hath been desolate behind them, Of any passing by and turning back, And they set a desirable land for a desolation! 14 'I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations, where they were strangers. The land was left so desolate behind them that no one could come or go. This is how they made the pleasant land desolate.' "