2 And Sharezer and Regemmelech, and the men who were with them, sent to the house of God, to entreat the face of the Lord,
3 to speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts and to the prophets, saying: 'Must there be weeping with me in the fifth month, and must I sanctify myself, as I have now done for many years?'
4 And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying:
5 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying: Although you may have fasted and mourned in the fifth and the seventh month for these seventy years, did you indeed keep a fast unto me?
6 And when you did eat and drink, did you not eat for yourselves, and drink only for yourselves?