2 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of the Lord came 1by Haggai the prophet, saying: 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 a‘Who is left among you who saw this 2temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, bis this not in your eyes as nothing? 4 Yet now cbe strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the Lord of hosts. 5 d‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so eMy Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’
6 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: f‘Once more (it is a little while) gI will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to hthe 3Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this 4temple with iglory,’ says the Lord of hosts. 8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9 j‘The glory of this latter 5temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give kpeace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
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