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Haggai

Chapter 1

IN the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of Yahweh came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest saying, 1:2“Thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘This people says, “The time has not come, even the time for the house of Yahweh to be rebuilt.”’” 3Then the word of Yahweh came by Haggai the prophet saying, 4“Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?” 5Now therefore, thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Consider your ways! 6“You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is 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.” 7Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Consider your ways! 8“Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says Yahweh. 9“Y ou look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares Yahweh of hosts, “Because of my house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house. 10“Therefore, because of you the sky has withheld its dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. 11“And I called for a drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground produces, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of your 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 Yahweh their Almighty and the words of Haggai the prophet, as Yahweh their Almighty had sent him. And the people showed reverence for Yahweh. 13Then Haggai, the messenger of Yahweh, spoke by the commission of Yahweh to the people saying, “‘I am with you,’ declares Yahweh.” 14So Yahweh 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 worked on the house of Yahweh of hosts, their Almighty, 15on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.

Chapter 2

ON the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of Yahweh came by Haggai the prophet saying, 2:2“Speak 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, 3‘Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison? 4‘But now take courage, Zerubbabel,’ declares Yahweh, ‘take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,’ declares Yahweh, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says Yahweh of hosts. 5‘As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt, my Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!’ 6“For thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. 7‘And I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations; and I will fill this house with glory,’ says Yahweh of hosts. 8‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ declares Yahweh of hosts. 9‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says Yahweh of hosts, ‘and in this place I shall give peace,’ declares Yahweh of hosts.” 10On the twenty-fourth of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh came to Haggai the prophet saying, 11“Thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘Ask now the priests for a ruling: 12‘If a man carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and touches bread with this fold, or cooked food, wine, oil, or any other food, will it become holy?’” And the priests answered and said, “No.” 13Then Haggai said, “If one who is unclean from a corpse touches any of these, will the latter become unclean?” And the priests answered and said, “It will become unclean.” 14Then Haggai answered and said, “‘So is this people. And so is this nation before me,’ declares Yahweh, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean. 15‘But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of Yahweh, 16from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty. 17‘I smote you and every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew, and hail; yet you did not come back to me,’ declares Yahweh. 18‘Do consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month; from the day when the temple of Yahweh was founded, consider: 19‘Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree, it has not borne fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.’” 20Then the word of Yahweh came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month saying, 21“Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. 22‘And I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by the sword of another.’ 23‘On that day,’ declares Yahweh of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, my servant,’ declares Yahweh, ‘and I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you,’” declares Yahweh of hosts.