Hadasah (Esther) 4:1-8 And Muradakai learned of all that had been done, and Muradakai tore his garments and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried out with a loud and bitter cry. (2) And he went up to the front of the sovereign’s gate, for no one might enter the sovereign’s gate wearing sackcloth. (3) And in every province where the sovereign’s command and decree came, there was great mourning among the Yahudim, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing. And many lay in sackcloth and ashes. (4) And Ester’s young women and eunuchs came and told her, and the sovereigness was deeply pained, and sent garments to Muradakai to wear, and to take away his sackcloth from him, but he refused. (5) And Ester called Hatak, one of the sovereign’s eunuchs whom he had appointed to attend her, and she gave him a command concerning Muradakai, to learn what and why this was. (6) And Hatak went out to Muradakai, to an open space of the city, in front of the sovereign’s gate. (7) And Muradakai told him all that befell him, and all about the silver that Haman promised to pay into the sovereign’s treasuries to destroy the Yahudim. (8) And he gave him a copy of the written decree to destroy them, which was given at Shushan, to show it to Ester and explain it to her, and to command her to go in to the sovereign to make supplication to him, and plead before him for her people.
Yashaw’yahu (Isaiah) 58:4-11 “Look, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wrongness. You do not fast as you do this day, to make your voice heard on high. (5) “Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his being? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to YAHUAH? (6) “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loosen the tight cords of wrongness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to exempt the oppressed, and to break off every yoke? (7) “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, and cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? (8) “Then your light would break forth like the morning, your healing spring forth speedily. And your righteousness shall go before you, the esteem of YAHUAH would be your rear guard. (9) “Then, when you call, YAHUAH would answer; when you cry, He would say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and the speaking of unrighteousness, (10) if you extend your being to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted being, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness be as noon. (11) “Then YAHUAH would guide you continually, and satisfy your being in drought, and strengthen your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”
Yurumyahu (Jeremiah) 6:21-30 Therefore thus said YAHUAH, “See, I am laying stumbling-blocks before this people. And the fathers and the sons together shall stumble on them, the neighbour and his friend shall perish.” (22) Thus said YAHUAH, “See, a people shall come from the land of the north, and a great nation is stirred up from the farthest parts of the earth, (23) they seize bow and spear, they are cruel and have no compassion, their voice roars like the sea. And they ride on horses, set in array as a man for battle against you, O daughter of Tsyun.” (24) We have heard the report of it, our hands grow weak. Distress has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labour. (25) Do not go out into the field, nor walk by the way. Because of the sword of the enemy, fear is on every side. (26) O daughter of my people, gird on sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation because suddenly the ravager shall come upon us. (27) “I have made you a trier and a stronghold among My people, so that you know, and shall try their way. (28) “All of them are rebels of rebels, walking as slanderers. They are bronze and iron, all of them are corrupters. (29) “The bellows have burned, the lead has been consumed by fire. The refiner has refined in vain, for those who are evil have not been separated. (30) “They shall call them rejected silver, because YAHUAH has rejected them.”
Dany’al 9:1-8 In the first year of Dariush the son of Achashuarush, of the seed of the Medes, who was set up as sovereign over the reign of the Chaldeans – (2) in the first year of his reign I, Dany’al, observed from the Scriptures the number of the years, according to the word of YAHUAH given to Yurumyahu the prophet, for the completion of the wastes of Yurushalam would be seventy years. (3) So I set my face toward YAHUAH the Aluahim to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth and ashes. (4) And I prayed to YAHUAH my Aluahim, and made confession, and said, “O YAHUAH, great and awesome Al, guarding the covenant and the kindness to those who love Him, and to those who guard His commands. (5) “We have sinned and did crookedness, and did wrong and rebelled, to turn aside from Your commands and from Your right-rulings. (6) “And we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our sovereigns, our heads, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. (7) “O YAHUAH, to You is the righteousness, and to us the shame of face, as it is this day – to the men of Yahudah, to the inhabitants of Yurushalam and all Yashur’al, those near and those far off in all the lands to which You have driven them, because of their trespass which they have trespassed against You. (8) “O Master, to us is the shame of face, to our sovereigns, to our heads, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
Yunah (Jonah) 3:1-10 And the word of YAHUAH came to Yunah the second time, saying, (2) “Arise, go to Ninuah (Nineveh), that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I am speaking to you.” (3) And Yunah arose and went to Ninuah, according to the word of YAHUAH. Now Ninuah was a great city before Aluahim, of three day’s journey. (4) And Yunah began to go in to the city on the first day’s walk. And he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Ninuah shall be overthrown!” (5) And the men of Ninuah believed in Aluahim, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. (6) And the word reached the sovereign of Ninuah, so he arose from his throne and took off his robe, and covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. (7) And he proclaimed and said throughout Ninuah, “By decree of the sovereign and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, shall taste whatever – let them not eat, let them not even drink water. (8) “But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and call mightily to Aluahim. And let each one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. (9) “Who knows whether Aluahim does turn and relent, and shall turn away from the heat of His displeasure, so that we do not perish?” (10) And Aluahim saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. And Aluahim relented from the evil which He had said He would do to them, and He did not do it.
Matatyahu 11:20-24 Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles had been done, because they did not repent: (21) “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Ba’it Tsayada! Because if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Tsur and Tsydun, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22) “But I say to you, it shall be more bearable for Tsur and Tsydun in the day of judgment than for you. (23) “And you, Kaphur Nachum, who were exalted to the heaven, shall be brought down to the grave! Because if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Sadum, it would have remained until this day. (24) “But I say to you that it shall be more bearable for the land of Sadum in the day of judgment than for you.”
Luke 10:10-16 “And into whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, (11) ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to us, we wipe off against you, but know this, that the reign of Elohim has come near to you.’ (12) “And I say to you that it shall be more bearable for Sadum in that Day, than for that city. (13) “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Ba’it Tsayada! For if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Tsur and Tsydun, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. (14) “But it shall be more bearable for Tsur and Tsydun at the judgment than for you. (15) “And you, Kaphur Nachum, who are exalted to the heaven, shall be brought down to the grave. (16) “He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”