“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(A)‘Execute true justice,
Show [a]mercy and compassion
Everyone to his brother.
10 (B)Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,
The alien or the poor.
(C)Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother.’

11 “But they refused to heed, (D)shrugged[b] their shoulders, and (E)stopped[c] their ears so that they could not hear. 12 Yes, they made their (F)hearts like flint, (G)refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. (H)Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.

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  1. Zechariah 7:9 Or lovingkindness
  2. Zechariah 7:11 Lit. gave a stubborn or rebellious shoulder
  3. Zechariah 7:11 Lit. made their ears heavy

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