Haggai 1

Haggai Begins Temple Building

In the a second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the  Lord came by the prophet b Haggai to c Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, d governor of Judah, and to e Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, Thus says the  Lord of
Lit hosts, saying
hosts, ‘This people says, “The time has not come, even the time for the house of the  Lord to be rebuilt.”’”
Then the word of the  Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house g  lies desolate?” Now therefore, thus says the  Lord of hosts
Lit Set your heart on
Consider your ways!
“You have i sown much, but
Lit bring in
harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is
Lit not becoming drunk
not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.”

Thus says the  Lord of hosts
Lit Set your heart on
Consider your ways!
Go up to the
Lit mountain
mountains, bring wood and n rebuild the
Lit house
temple, that I may be p pleased with it and be q glorified,” says the  Lord.
r You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I s blow it away. Why?” declares the  Lord of hosts, “Because of My house which t  lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house. 10 Therefore, because of you the u sky has withheld
Lit from dew
its dew and the earth has withheld its produce.
11 I called for a w drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground produces, on x men, on cattle, and on y all the labor of
Lit the palms
your hands.”

12 Then aa Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and ab Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, ac obeyed the voice of the  Lord their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the  Lord their God had sent him. And the people
Lit feared before
ae showed reverence for the  Lord.
13 Then Haggai, the af messenger of the  Lord, spoke
Or the message
by the commission of the  Lord to the people saying, “‘ ah I am with you,’ declares the  Lord.”
14 So the  Lord stirred up the spirit of ai Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, aj governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the ak remnant of the people; and they came and al worked on the house of the  Lord of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.
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