Zechariah 7:2
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New International Version
The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melek, together with their men, to entreat the LORD

King James Bible
When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,

Darby Bible Translation
when Bethel had sent Sherezer and Regem-melech, and his men, to supplicate Jehovah,

World English Bible
The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat Yahweh's favor,

Young's Literal Translation
And Beth-El sendeth Sherezer and Regem-Melech, and its men, to appease the face of Jehovah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When they had sent - Sherezer and Regem-melech - To inquire whether the fasts should be continued, which they had hitherto observed on account of their ruined temple; and the reason why they inquired was, that they were rebuilding that temple, and were likely to bring it to a joyful issue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Zechariah 6:10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come you the same day...

Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet smells to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Ezra 7:15-23 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel...

Ezra 8:28-30 And I said to them, You are holy to the LORD; the vessels are holy also...

Isaiah 60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you...

pray before the Lord. Heb. intreat the face of the Lord.

Zechariah 8:21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts...

Exodus 32:11 And Moses sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your wrath wax hot against your people...

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1 Samuel 13:12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD...

1 Kings 13:6 And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD your God, and pray for me...

Jeremiah 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, and sought the LORD...

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Sad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace."--Zechariah 8:19 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
1 Kings 13:6
Then the king said to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and became as it was before.

Jeremiah 26:19
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"

Zechariah 8:21
and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, 'Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.'

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