and herself a widow up to eighty-four years; who did not depart from the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers;
For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.
For John the baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.
I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.
And much time having now been spent, and navigation being already dangerous, because the fast also was already past, Paul counselled them,
and to speak unto the priests that were in the house of Jehovah of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done now so many years?
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye really fast unto me, even unto me?
Thus saith Jehovah 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 gatherings. Love ye then truth and peace.
and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of Jehovah in the ears of the people in the house of Jehovah upon the fast day; and thou shalt also read them in the ears of all Judah that come from their cities.