4 Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me:
5 "Say to all the people of the land and the priests, When you fasted and mourned in 1the fifth month and in 2the seventh, for these 3seventy years, 4was it 5for me that you fasted?
6 6And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?
7 7Were not these the words that the LORD proclaimed 8by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous, 9with her cities around her, and the 10South and the 11lowland were inhabited?"