Zechariah 7:5
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New International Version
"Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted?

New Living Translation
"Say to all your people and your priests, 'During these seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting?

English Standard Version
“Say to all the people of the land and the priests, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?

New American Standard Bible
"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?

King James Bible
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ask all the people of the land and the priests: When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and in the seventh months for these 70 years, did you really fast for Me?

International Standard Version
"Talk to everyone in the land, as well as to the priests. Ask them, 'When you were fasting and mourning during the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, were you really fasting for me?

NET Bible
"Speak to all the people and priests of the land as follows: 'When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and seventh months through all these seventy years, did you truly fast for me--for me, indeed?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these past 70 years, did you really do it for me?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying: When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even these seventy years, did ye at all fast unto Me, even to Me?

New American Standard 1977
“Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto all the people of the land and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast unto me, even to me?

American King James Version
Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast to me, even to me?

American Standard Version
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month , even these seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying: When you fasted, and mourned in the fifth and the seventh month for these seventy years: did you keep a fast unto me?

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh [month], even those seventy years, did ye really fast unto me, [even] unto me?

English Revised Version
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even these seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast to me, even to me?

World English Bible
"Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me, really to me?

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto all the people of the land, and unto the priests, saying:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-7 If we truly desire to know the will of God in doubtful matters, we must not only consult his word and ministers, but seek his direction by fervent prayer. Those who would know God's mind should consult God's ministers; and, in doubtful cases, ask advice of those whose special business it is to search the Scriptures. The Jews seemed to question whether they ought to continue their fasts, seeing that the city and temple were likely to be finished. The first answer to their inquiry is a sharp reproof of hypocrisy. These fasts were not acceptable to God, unless observed in a better manner, and to better purpose. There was the form of duty, but no life, or soul, or power in it. Holy exercises are to be done to God, looking to his word as our rule, and his glory as our end, seeking to please him and obtain his favour; but self was the centre of all their actions. And it was not enough to weep on fast days; they should have searched the Scriptures of the prophets, that they might have seen what was the ground of God's controversy with their fathers. Whether people are in prosperity or adversity, they must be called upon to leave their sins, and to do their duty.
Study Bible
A Call to Justice and Mercy
4Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 5"Say to all the people of the land and to the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months these seventy years, was it actually for Me that you fasted? 6'When you eat and drink, do you not eat for yourselves and do you not drink for yourselves?…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:11
"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.

Isaiah 1:12
"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?

Isaiah 43:23
"You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, Nor wearied you with incense.

Isaiah 58:3
Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.

Isaiah 58:5
"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?

Jeremiah 25:11
'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Jeremiah 29:10
"For thus says the LORD, 'When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.

Jeremiah 52:12
Now on the tenth day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, who was in the service of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:2
in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

Hosea 7:14
And they do not cry to Me from their heart When they wail on their beds; For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, They turn away from Me.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast to me, even to me?

When.

Isaiah 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict …

seventh.

Zechariah 8:19 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the …

2 Kings 25:23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard …

Jeremiah 41:1-4 Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of …

seventy. From the eleventh year of Zedekiah to the fourth of Darius Hystapses are just seventy years.

Zechariah 7:3 And to speak to the priests which were in the house of the LORD of …

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how …

Jeremiah 25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and …

did.

Zechariah 7:6 And when you did eat, and when you did drink, did not you eat for …

Isaiah 1:11,12 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

Isaiah 58:4-6 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist …

Matthew 5:16-18 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Matthew 6:2,5,16 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, …

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

Romans 14:6-9,17,18 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards …

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to …

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not from now …

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

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