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You Should Have Obeyed the Lord’s Prophets

On the fourth day of the ninth month (the month of Chislev) in Darius’ fourth year as king, Yahweh spoke his word to Zechariah. Now, the people from Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech with their men[a] to ask Yahweh for a blessing. They asked the priests from the house of Yahweh Tsebaoth as well as the prophets, “Should we mourn and fast in the fifth month as we have done for so many years?”

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  1. Zechariah 7:2 Or “Bethel Sharezer sent Regem Melech with his men.”