2 When they had sent to the house of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
3 [And] to speak to the priests who [were] in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?
4 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts to me, saying,
5 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh [month], even those seventy years, did ye at all fast to me, [even] to me?
6 And when ye ate, and when ye drank, did ye not eat [for yourselves], and drink [for yourselves]?