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Speak unto 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 unto me, even to me?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

7:5 did ye at all fast unto me? This was a rhetorical question. The fact that they asked it indicated that these fasts were a burden to them. As a matter of fact, the Lord had never commanded them in the first place. The only regular fast specified by God was that on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:26-32).

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