when [a]the people sent [b]Sherezer, with Regem-Melech and his men, to [c]the house of God, [d]to pray before the Lord, and to (A)ask the priests who were in the house of the Lord of hosts, and the prophets, saying, “Should I weep in (B)the fifth month and [e]fast as I have done for so many years?”

Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying,

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  1. Zechariah 7:2 Lit. they, cf. v. 5
  2. Zechariah 7:2 Or Sar-Ezer
  3. Zechariah 7:2 Heb. Bethel
  4. Zechariah 7:2 Or to entreat the favor of
  5. Zechariah 7:3 Lit. consecrate myself