1 *aIn the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord †by Haggai the prophet unto bZerubbabel the son of cShealtiel, ||ccgovernor of Judah, and to dJoshua the son of deJosedech, eethe high priest, saying, 2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built. 3 Then came the word of the Lord fby Haggai the prophet, saying,
And this house lie twaste?
Ye clothe you, but there is none warm;
7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; iConsider your ways.
And I will take pleasure in it, and qI will be glorified, saith the Lord.
9 jYe looked for much, and, lo, it came to little;
Why? saith the Lord of hosts.
Because of mine house that is twaste,
And ye run every man unto his own house.
11 And wI called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains,
And upon that which the ground bringeth forth,
And upon men, and upon cattle, and upon yall the labour of the hands.
12 zThen bZerubbabel the son of cShealtiel, and dJoshua the son of deJosedech, the high priest, with all athe remnant of the people, 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 did fear before the Lord. 13 Then spake Haggai bthe Lord’s messenger in the Lord’s message unto the people, saying, cI am with you, saith the Lord. 14 And dthe Lord stirred up the spirit of eZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, egovernor of Judah, and the spirit of eJoshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all athe remnant of the people; and they came and fdid work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 gIn the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
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