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It Is Better to Obey Than Go without Food

In the fourth year of King Darius, the Word of the Lord came to Zechariah. This was on the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Chislev. Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech and their men to ask for the Lord’s favor. They asked the religious leaders of the house of the Lord of All, and the men who speak for God, “Should I cry and go without food in the fifth month, as I have done these many years?”

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