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Passage Lookup: Zechariah 7

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Zechariah 7:1
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In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is (a)Chislev.
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Zechariah 7:2
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Now the town of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech and [a]their men to [b](b)seek the favor of the Lord ,
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Zechariah 7:3
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speaking to the (c)priests who belong to the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, "Shall I weep in the (d)fifth month [c]and abstain, as I have done these many years?"
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Zechariah 7:4
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Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying,
Zechariah 7:5
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"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months [d]these (e)seventy years, was it actually for (f)Me that you fasted?
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Zechariah 7:6
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When you eat and drink, [e]do you not eat for yourselves and do you not drink for yourselves?
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Zechariah 7:7
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Are not these the words which the Lord (g)proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and [f](h)prosperous along with its cities around it, and the [g](i)Negev and the [h]foothills were inhabited?'"
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Zechariah 7:8
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Then the word of the Lord came to Zechariah saying,
Zechariah 7:9
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"Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘(j)Dispense true justice and practice (k)kindness and compassion each to his brother;
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Zechariah 7:10
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and (l)do not oppress the widow or the [i]orphan, the [j]stranger or the poor; and do (m)not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'
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Zechariah 7:11
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But they (n)refused to pay attention and [k](o)turned a stubborn shoulder and [l](p)stopped their ears from hearing.
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Zechariah 7:12
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They made their (q)hearts like [m](r)flint [n]so that they could not hear the law and the (s)words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the (t)former prophets; therefore great (u)wrath came from the Lord of hosts.
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Zechariah 7:13
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And just as (v)He called and they would not listen, so (w)they called and I would not listen," says the Lord of hosts;
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Zechariah 7:14
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"but I [o](x)scattered them with a (y)storm wind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land is (z)desolated behind them [p]so that (aa)no one went back and forth, for they (ab)made the pleasant land desolate."
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