Zechariah 1:2-6 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers. 2 "The LORD was very angry with your forefathers.
3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. 3 Therefore tell the people: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Return to me,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'and I will return to you,' says the LORD Almighty.
4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried , saying , Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear , nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD. 4 Do not be like your forefathers, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.' But they would not listen or pay attention to me, declares the LORD.
5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever? 5 Where are your forefathers now? And the prophets, do they live forever?
6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said , Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us. 6 But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your forefathers? "Then they repented and said, 'The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.' "