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Have Justice and Mercy

During the fourth year that Darius was king, a message from the Lord came to me. It was the fourth day of the ninth month. That’s the month of Kislev. The people of Bethel wanted to ask the Lord for his blessing. So they sent Sharezer and Regem-Melek and their men. They went to the prophets and priests at the Lord’s temple. They asked them, “Should we mourn and go without eating in the fifth month? That’s what we’ve done for many years.”

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