Zechariah 7:1-3 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came about in the fourth year of King Darius, that the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, the month Chislev. 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 Now they of Beth-el had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech to make a request for grace from the Lord, 2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat the LORD
3 And to say to the priests of the house of the Lord of armies and to the prophets, Am I to go on weeping in the fifth month, separating myself as I have done in past 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?"