THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Zechariah (Author Zechariah)

7:1And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;

7:2When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,

7:3And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?

7:4Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,

7:5Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

7:6And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

7:7Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain?

8:19Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.



Original from The Bible Foundation - bf.org. They claim public domain status for their original text.