Haggai 2

CHAPTER 2

The Glory of the House

In the seventh month, one and twentieth day of the month, came to pass the word of the  lord by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying, Speak indeed to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel of the tribe of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech the [2priest 1great], and to all the ones left of the people, saying, Who is there of you who beheld this house in the [2glory 3of it 1former]? And how do you see it now? Is it as not existing before you? And now, take strength, O Zerubbabel, says the  lord! And take strength, O Joshua, son of Josedech the [2priest 1great]! and let [6grow strong 1all 2the 3people 4of the 5land]! says the  lord, and act! For I [2with 3you 1am], says the  lord almighty. The word which I ordained with you in your coming forth from Egypt, and my spirit I set in the midst of you -- take courage! For thus says the  lord almighty, Still once I shall shake the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. And I shall shake all the nations. And [6shall come 1the 2chosen 3of all 4the 5nations], and I will fill this house with glory, says the  lord almighty. Mine is the silver, and mine is the gold, says the  lord almighty. For great will be the glory of this house, the last one above the first, says the  lord almighty. And in this place I will establish peace, says the  lord almighty; even peace of soul for the procurement to every one creating to raise up this temple.

The Defiled Condition of the People

10 In the fourth and twentieth day in the ninth month, in the [2year 1second] of Darius, came to pass the word of the  lord to Haggai the prophet, saying, 11 Thus says the  lord almighty, Ask indeed of the priests concerning the law! saying, 12 If [2took 1a man 4meat 3holy] with the tip of his garment, and there touched the tip of his garment some bread, or stew, or wine, or olive oil, or any food, shall it be sanctified? And [3answered 1the 2priests] and said, No. 13 And Haggai said, If [2should touch 1one being defiled] upon a dead soul of any of these, shall he be defiled? And [3answered 1the 2priests] and said, He shall be defiled. 14 And Haggai answered and said, So this people, and so this nation is before me, says the  lord; and so all the works of their hands; and whoever should approach unto there shall be defiled; because of their concerns of the early morning burdens; they shall grieve from in front of their wickednesses; and you detested the ones [2at 3the doors 1reproving]. 15 And now, set it indeed upon your hearts from this day and above, before putting stone upon stone in the temple of the  lord, 16 what you were when you put into the granary [3of barley 1twenty 2seahs], and there existed only ten seahs of barley. And you entered into the wine-vat to draw out fifty measures, and there existed only twenty. 17 I struck you with being non-productive, and with being wind-blown, and with hail upon all the works of your hands; and you did not turn to me, says the  lord. 18 Arrange indeed your hearts from this day and beyond! From the fourth and twentieth day of the ninth month, and from the day of which [4was laid a foundation 1the 2temple 3of the  lord], establish it in your hearts! 19 Shall yet it be recognized upon the threshing-floor, no. And shall yet the grapevine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the trees of the olive, the ones not bearing fruit be recognized, no. From this day I shall bless.

Zerubbabel Chosen

20 And came to pass the word of the  lord the second time to Haggai the prophet, the fourth and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, of the tribe of Judah, saying, I shall shake the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. 22 And I shall eradicate thrones of kings, and I shall annihilate the power of kings of the nations. And I shall eradicate chariots and riders. And there shall come down horses and their riders, each with a broadsword against his brother. 23 In that day, says the  lord almighty, I will take you Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel my servant, says the  lord, and I will set you as a seal. For I have selected you, says the  lord almighty.
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