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20 Then the Spirit of God [a]came upon (A)Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood above the people, and said to them, “Thus says God: (B)‘Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, so that you cannot prosper? (C)Because you have forsaken the Lord, He also has forsaken you.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 24:20 Lit. clothed

21 So they conspired against him, and at the command of the king they (A)stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the Lord.

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The Fall of Jerusalem(A)

15 (B)And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.

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16 But (A)they mocked the messengers of God, (B)despised His words, and (C)scoffed at His prophets, until the (D)wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

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26 “Nevertheless they (A)were disobedient
And rebelled against You,
(B)Cast Your law behind their backs
And killed Your (C)prophets, who [a]testified against them
To turn them to Yourself;
And they worked great provocations.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:26 admonished or warned them

35 (A)And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

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36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.

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