Zechariah 7:6
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New International Version
And when you were eating and drinking, were you not just feasting for yourselves?

New Living Translation
And even now in your holy festivals, aren't you eating and drinking just to please yourselves?

English Standard Version
And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?

New American Standard Bible
'When you eat and drink, do you not eat for yourselves and do you not drink for yourselves?

King James Bible
And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you eat and drink, don't you eat and drink simply for yourselves?

International Standard Version
And when you eat and drink, you're eating and drinking for your own benefit, aren't you?

NET Bible
And now when you eat and drink, are you not doing so for yourselves?'"

New Heart English Bible
When you eat, and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you ate and drank, didn't you do it to benefit yourselves?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when ye eat, and when ye did drink, are ye not they that eat, and they that drink?

New American Standard 1977
‘And when you eat and drink, do you not eat for yourselves and do you not drink for yourselves?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when ye ate, and when ye drank, did ye not eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

King James 2000 Bible
And when you did eat, and when you did drink, did not you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

American King James Version
And when you did eat, and when you did drink, did not you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

American Standard Version
And when ye eat, and when ye drink, do not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when you did eat and drink, did you not eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

Darby Bible Translation
And when ye ate, and when ye drank, was it not you that were eating and drinking?

English Revised Version
And when ye eat, and when ye drink, do not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

Webster's Bible Translation
And when ye ate, and when ye drank, did ye not eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

World English Bible
When you eat, and when you drink, don't you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

Young's Literal Translation
When ye fasted with mourning in the fifth and in the seventh months -- even these seventy years -- did ye keep the fast to Me -- Me? And when ye eat, and when ye drink, is it not ye who are eating, and ye who are drinking?
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
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? 6When you eat and drink, do you not eat for yourselves and do you not drink for yourselves? 7Are not these the words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous along with its cities around it, and the Negev and the foothills were inhabited?'"…
Cross References
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.

Zechariah 7:5
"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?

Zechariah 7:7
Are not these the words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous along with its cities around it, and the Negev and the foothills were inhabited?'"
Treasury of Scripture

And when you did eat, and when you did drink, did not you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

did not ye eat for. or, be not ye they that did eat for, etc.

Deuteronomy 12:7 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice …

Deuteronomy 14:26 And you shall bestow that money for whatever your soul lusts after, …

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

1 Chronicles 29:22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. …

Jeremiah 17:9,10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Hosea 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of my offerings, and eat …

Hosea 9:4 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they …

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

1 Corinthians 11:20,21,26-29 When you come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

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