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Answering the Bethel delegation

In the fourth year of Darius the king, the Lord’s word came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, Kislev.[a] The people of[b] Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech,[c] along with his men, to seek the Lord’s favor, saying to the priests who were in the house of the Lord of heavenly forces and to the prophets: “Should I weep in the fifth month and abstain as I have done for a number of years?”

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 7:1 November–December
  2. Zechariah 7:2 Heb lacks the people of.
  3. Zechariah 7:2 Heb uncertain

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