Tell the people that there will be a special time of fasting. Call them together for a special meeting. Bring the leaders and everyone living in the land together at the Temple of the Lord your God, and pray to the Lord.
·Call for [Declare; Appoint; Consecrate] a ·day when everyone fasts [fast]! ·Tell everyone to stop work [L Call a sacred assembly]! ·Bring [Assemble] the elders and everyone who lives in the land to the ·Temple [L house] of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
Call the people together. Tell them there will be a time to give up food. Bring together the elders and everyone who lives in the land. Bring them to the Temple of the Lord your God. And cry out to the Lord.
And also you priests, put on your robes and join the outcry. You who lead people in worship, lead them in lament. Spend the night dressed in gunnysacks, you servants of my God. Nothing’s going on in the place of worship, no offerings, no prayers—nothing. Declare a holy fast, call a special meeting, get the leaders together, Round up everyone in the country. Get them into God’s Sanctuary for serious prayer to God.
Announce a holy fast. Tell the people not to eat anything. Gather them together for a special service. Send for the elders and all who live in the land. Have them come to the house of the Lord your God. And pray to him.
So consecrate a holy fast; call everyone together. Gather all the elders and leaders and the rest who live in the land. Call everyone to the temple of your God, the Eternal. Then cry out to Him with all your heart.
Hallow ye fasting, call ye the company, gather ye together eld men, and all dwellers of the earth, into the house of your God; and cry ye to the Lord, (Call ye for a fast, call ye the congregation, gather ye together the old men, that is, the elders, and all the people of the land, into the House of your God; and cry ye to the Lord,)
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