Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

The tenth

Bible References

The fourth

2 Kings 25:3
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city was so severe the residents had no food.
Jeremiah 39:2
It lasted until the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah's eleventh year. On that day they broke through the city walls.
Jeremiah 52:6
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city was so severe the residents had no food.

The fifth

Zechariah 7:3
by asking both the priests of the temple of the Lord who rules over all and the prophets, "Should we weep in the fifth month, fasting as we have done over the years?"
Jeremiah 52:12
On the tenth day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard who served the king of Babylon, arrived in Jerusalem.

The seventh

Zechariah 7:5
"Speak to all the people and priests of the land as follows: 'When you fasted and lamented in the fifth and seventh months through all these seventy years, did you truly fast for me -- for me, indeed?
2 Kings 25:25
But in the seventh month Ishmael son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, who was a member of the royal family, came with ten of his men and murdered Gedaliah, as well as the Judeans and Babylonians who were with him at Mizpah.
Jeremiah 41:1
But in the seventh month Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah and grandson of Elishama who was a member of the royal family and had been one of Zedekiah's chief officers, came with ten of his men to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah. While they were eating a meal together with him there at Mizpah,

The tenth

Jeremiah 52:4
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside it. They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year that Zedekiah ruled over Judah.

Joy

Esther 8:17
Throughout every province and throughout every city where the king's edict and his law arrived, the Jews experienced happiness and joy, banquets and holidays. Many of the resident peoples pretended to be Jews, because the fear of the Jews had overcome them.
Esther 9:22
as the time when the Jews gave themselves rest from their enemies -- the month when their trouble was turned to happiness and their mourning to a holiday. These were to be days of banqueting, happiness, sending gifts to one another, and providing for the poor.
Psalm 30:11
Then you turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.
Isaiah 12:1
At that time you will say: "I praise you, O Lord, for even though you were angry with me, your anger subsided, and you consoled me.
Isaiah 35:10
those whom the Lord has ransomed will return that way. They will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them, happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and suffering will disappear.
Isaiah 51:11
Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return; they will enter Zion with a happy shout. Unending joy will crown them, happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and suffering will disappear.
Jeremiah 31:12
They will come and shout for joy on Mount Zion. They will be radiant with joy over the good things the Lord provides, the grain, the fresh wine, the olive oil, the young sheep and calves he has given to them. They will be like a well-watered garden and will not grow faint or weary any more.

Therefore

Zechariah 8:16
These are the things you must do: Speak the truth, each of you, to one another. Practice true and righteous judgment in your courts.
Luke 1:74
that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, may serve him without fear,
Titus 2:11
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!

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