Zechariah 7:1-3 NIV

Justice and Mercy, Not Fasting

1 In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah1 on the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev.2

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2 The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat3 the LORD 4

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3 by asking the priests of the house of the LORD Almighty and the prophets, "Should I mourn5 and fast in the fifth6 month, as I have done for so many years?"

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