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Zechariah 7

NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat the LORD NIV 2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat the LORD NIV 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?" NIV 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?" NIV 4 Then the word of the LORD Almighty came to me: NIV 4 Then the word of the LORD Almighty came to me: NIV 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? NIV 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? NIV 6 And when you were eating and drinking, were you not just feasting for yourselves? NIV 6 And when you were eating and drinking, were you not just feasting for yourselves? NIV 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?' " NIV 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?' " NIV 8 And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah: NIV 8 And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah: NIV 9 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. NIV 9 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. NIV 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.' NIV 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.' NIV 11 "But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears. NIV 11 "But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 13 " 'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the LORD Almighty. NIV 13 " 'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the LORD Almighty. NIV 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.' " NIV 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.' "