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  Haggai

1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2This spoke Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, It is not the time for us to come, the time for Jehovah’s house to be built. 3Then came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your covered houses, while this house lies waste? 5Now therefore this says Jehovah of hosts: Consider your ways. 6You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7This says Jehovah of hosts: Consider your ways. 8Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, says Jehovah. 9You looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? says Jehovah of hosts. Because of my house that lies waste, while you run every man to his own house. 10Therefore for your sake the heavens withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. 11And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the grain, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground brought forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labor of their hands.

12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of Jehovah their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as Jehovah their God had sent him; and the people did fear before Jehovah. 13Then Haggai spoke Jehovah’s message unto the people, saying, I am with you, says Jehovah. 14And Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work on the house of Jehovah of hosts, their God, 15in the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

 

2 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, saying, 2Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying, 3Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes as nothing? 4Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says Jehovah; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says Jehovah, and work: for I am with you, says Jehovah of hosts, 5according to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit abode among you: fear not. 6For this says Jehovah of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7and I will shake all nations; and the precious things of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, says Jehovah of hosts. 8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says Jehovah of hosts. 9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says Jehovah of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, says Jehovah of hosts.

10In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11This says Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, 12If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any food, shall it become holy? And the priests answered and said, No. 13Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by reason of a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14Then answered Haggai and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, says Jehovah; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. 15And now, I pray you, consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah. 16Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the winevat to draw out fifty vessels, there were but twenty. 17I struck you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the work of your hands; yet you turned not to me, says Jehovah. 18Consider, I pray you, from this day and backward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, since the day that the foundation of Jehovah’s temple was laid, consider it. 19Is the seed yet in the barn? yes, the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree have not brought forth; from this day will I bless you.

20And the word of Jehovah came the second time unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23In that day, says Jehovah of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says Jehovah, and will make you as a signet; for I have chosen you, says Jehovah of hosts.

   

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