|Haggai Begins Temple Building
1:1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of Yehuveh by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
1:2 Thus speaketh Yehuveh of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that Yehuveh'S house should be built.
1:3 Then came the word of Yehuveh by Haggai the prophet, saying,
1:4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
1:5 Now therefore thus saith Yehuveh of hosts; Consider your ways.
1:6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
1:7 Thus saith Yehuveh of hosts; Consider your ways.
1:8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith Yehuveh.
1:9 Ye looked for much, and, lo it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith Yehuveh of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
1:10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.
1:11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
Commentary on 1:1-11 [1 January 2008]: S
Originally Written: 1 January 2008
Latest Update: 1 January 2008
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