Be ye not as yourfathers, untowhom the formerprophetshavecried, saying, Thussaith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now fromyourevilways, and fromyourevildoings: but they did not hear, nor hearkenunto me, saith the LORD.
But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not takehold of yourfathers? and theyreturned and said, Like as the LORD of hoststhought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealtwith us.
Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventhmonth, which is the monthSebat, in the secondyear of Darius, came the word of the LORDuntoZechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
Thensaid I, Whatcomethese to do? And he spake, saying, These are the hornswhichhavescatteredJudah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fraythem, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, whichlifted up theirhornover the land of Judah to scatter it.