Haggai 1
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1In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest:1In the second year of the reign of Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, stating
2This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come to rebuild the LORD's house.'"2that this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “These people say, ’The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.’”
3Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:3Then the word of the LORD came through Haggai the prophet, saying:
4"Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"4“Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?”
5Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.5Now this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Think carefully about your ways.
6You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it."6You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but never get warm. You earn wages to put into a bag pierced through.”
7This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.7This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Think carefully about your ways.
8Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored," says the LORD.8Go up into the hills, bring down lumber, and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified, says the LORD.
9"You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.9You expected much, but behold, it amounted to little. And what you brought home, I blew away. Why? declares the LORD of Hosts. Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.
10Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.10Therefore, on account of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth has withheld its crops.
11I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands."11I have summoned a drought on the fields and on the mountains, on the grain, new wine, and olive oil, and on whatever the ground yields, on man and beast, and on all the labor of your hands.”
12Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD.12Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, as well as all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the words of the prophet Haggai, because the LORD their God had sent him. So the people feared the LORD.
13Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: "I am with you," declares the LORD.13Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, delivered the message of the LORD to the people: “I am with you,” declares the LORD.
14So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God,14So the LORD stirred the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, as well as the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and began the work on the house of the LORD of Hosts, their God,
15on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month. In the second year of King Darius,15on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.
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