Zechariah 7:6
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?

Berean Study Bible
And when you were eating and drinking, were you not doing so simply 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?

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

Contemporary English Version
And when you eat and drink, isn't it for your own enjoyment?

Good News Translation
And when they ate and drank, it was for their own satisfaction."

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?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if ye eat or drink, do ye not eat 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?
Study Bible
A Call to Justice and Mercy
5“Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for these seventy years, was it really for Me that you fasted? 6And when you were eating and drinking, were you not doing so simply for yourselves? 7Are these not the words that the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets, when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were populous and prosperous, and the Negev and the Lowland were inhabited?’”…
Cross References
Isaiah 43:23
You have not brought Me sheep for burnt offerings, nor 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 have not seen? Why have we humbled ourselves, and You have not noticed?" "Behold, on the day of your fast, you do as you please, and you oppress all your workers.

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

Zechariah 7:7
Are these not the words that the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets, when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were populous and prosperous, and the Negev and the Lowland 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.

Deuteronomy 12:7
And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.

Deuteronomy 14:26
And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.







Lexicon
And when
וְכִ֥י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you were eating
תֹאכְל֖וּ (ṯō·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drinking,
תִשְׁתּ֑וּ (ṯiš·tū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

were you not
הֲל֤וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

[doing so]
אַתֶּם֙ (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

simply for yourselves?
הַשֹּׁתִֽים׃ (haš·šō·ṯîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe
Verse 6. - When ye did eat, etc.; better, when ye eat and when ye drink. As in your fasts, so in your rejoicings and your daily life. Did not ye eat for yourselves, etc.? literally, Is it not ye who are eating and ye who are drinking? There the matter ends; it is self that is concerned, and there is no reference to God (comp. 1 Corinthians 8:8; 1 Corinthians 10:31). 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.
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