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Zechariah 7 (WEBP)

[1] In the fourth year of King Darius, Yahweh’s word came to Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Chislev.
[2] The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech and their men to entreat Yahweh’s favor,
[3] and to speak to the priests of the house of Yahweh of Armies and to the prophets, saying, “Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?”
[4] Then the word of Yahweh of Armies came to me, saying,
[5] “Speak to all the people of the land and to the priests, saying, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me, really to me?
[6] When you eat and when you drink, don’t you eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?
[7] Aren’t these the words which Yahweh proclaimed by the former prophets when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and its cities around her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited?’ ”
[8] Yahweh’s word came to Zechariah, saying,
[9] “Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, ‘Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.
[10] Don’t oppress the widow, the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.’
[11] But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.
[12] Yes, they made their hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law and the words which Yahweh of Armies had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from Yahweh of Armies.
[13] It has come to pass that, as he called and they refused to listen, so they will call and I will not listen,” said Yahweh of Armies;
[14] “but I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned; for they made the pleasant land desolate.”

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Zechariah 7 (KJVS)

[1] And it came to pass in the fourth H702 year H8141 of king H4428 Darius H1867, [that] the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came unto Zechariah H2148 in the fourth H702 [day] of the ninth H8671 month H2320, [even] in Chisleu H3691;
[2] When they had sent H7971 (8799) unto the house H1004 of God H410 Sherezer H8272 and Regemmelech H7278, and their men H582, to pray H2470 (8763) before H6440 the LORD H3068,
[3] [And] to speak H559 (8800) unto the priests H3548 which [were] in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, and to the prophets H5030, saying H559 (8800), Should I weep H1058 (8799) in the fifth H2549 month H2320, separating H5144 (8736) myself, as I have done H6213 (8804) these so many years H8141?
[4] Then came the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 unto me, saying H559 (8800),
[5] Speak H559 (8798) unto all the people H5971 of the land H776, and to the priests H3548, saying H559 (8800), When ye fasted H6684 (8804) and mourned H5594 (8800) in the fifth H2549 and seventh H7637 [month], even those seventy H7657 years H8141, did ye at all H6684 (8800) fast H6684 (8804) unto me, [even] to me?
[6] And when ye did eat H398 (8799), and when ye did drink H8354 (8799), did not ye eat H398 (8802) [for yourselves], and drink H8354 (8802) [for yourselves]?
[7] [Should ye] not [hear] the words H1697 which the LORD H3068 hath cried H7121 (8804) by H3027 the former H7223 prophets H5030, when Jerusalem H3389 was inhabited H3427 (8802) and in prosperity H7961, and the cities H5892 thereof round about her H5439, when [men] inhabited H3427 (8802) the south H5045 and the plain H8219?
[8] And the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came unto Zechariah H2148, saying H559 (8800),
[9] Thus speaketh H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, saying H559 (8800), Execute H8199 (8798) true H571 judgment H4941, and shew H6213 (8798) mercy H2617 and compassions H7356 every man H376 to his brother H251:
[10] And oppress H6231 (8799) not the widow H490, nor the fatherless H3490, the stranger H1616, nor the poor H6041; and let none of you imagine H2803 (8799) evil H7451 against H376 his brother H251 in your heart H3824.
[11] But they refused H3985 (8762) to hearken H7181 (8687), and pulled away H5414 (8799) H5637 (8802) the shoulder H3802, and stopped H3513 (8689) their ears H241, that they should not hear H8085 (8800).
[12] Yea, they made H7760 (8804) their hearts H3820 [as] an adamant stone H8068, lest they should hear H8085 (8800) the law H8451, and the words H1697 which the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 hath sent H7971 (8804) in his spirit H7307 by H3027 the former H7223 prophets H5030: therefore came a great H1419 wrath H7110 from the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635.
[13] Therefore it is come to pass, [that] as he cried H7121 (8804), and they would not hear H8085 (8804); so they cried H7121 (8799), and I would not hear H8085 (8799), saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635:
[14] But I scattered them with a whirlwind H5590 (8762) among all the nations H1471 whom they knew H3045 (8804) not. Thus the land H776 was desolate H8074 (8738) after H310 them, that no man passed through H5674 (8802) nor returned H7725 (8802): for they laid H7760 (8799) the pleasant H2532 land H776 desolate H8047.

Young’s Literal Translation

Zechariah 7 (YLT)

[1] And it cometh to pass, in the fourth year of Darius the king hath a word of Jehovah been unto Zechariah, in the fourth of the ninth month, in Chisleu.
[2] And Beth-El sendeth Sherezer and Regem-Melech, and its men, to appease the face of Jehovah,
[3] speaking unto the priests who are at the house of Jehovah of Hosts, and unto the prophets, saying, ‘Do I weep in the fifth month-being separated-as I have done these so many years?’
[4] And there is a word of Jehovah of Hosts unto me, saying:
[5] ‘Speak unto all the people of the land, and unto the priests, saying:
[6] When ye fasted with mourning in the fifth and in the seventh months-even these seventy years-did ye keep the fast to Me-Me? And when ye eat, and when ye drink, is it not ye who are eating, and ye who are drinking?
[7] ‘Are not these the words that Jehovah proclaimed by the hand of the former prophets, in Jerusalem’s being inhabited, and in safety, and its cities round about it, and the south and the plain-abiding?’
[8] And there is a word of Jehovah unto Zechariah, saying:
[9] ‘Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: True judgment judge ye, And kindness and mercy do one with another.
[10] And widow, and fatherless, Sojourner, and poor, ye do not oppress, And the calamity of one another ye do not devise in your heart.
[11] And they refuse to attend, And they give a refractory shoulder, And their ears have made heavy against hearing.
[12] And their heart they have made adamant, Against hearing the law, and the words, That Jehovah of Hosts sent by His Spirit, By the hand of the former prophets, And their is great wrath from Jehovah of Hosts.
[13] And it cometh to pass, as He called, And they have not hearkened, So do they call, and I do not hearken, Said Jehovah of Hosts.
[14] And I toss them on all the nations, That they have not known, The land hath been desolate behind them, Of any passing by and turning back, And they set a desirable land for a desolation!