|The Builders Encouraged
2:1 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of Yehuveh by the prophet Haggai, saying,
2:2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith Yehuveh; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith Yehuveh, and work: for I am with you, saith Yehuveh of hosts:
2:5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
2:6 For thus saith Yehuveh of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith Yehuveh of hosts.
2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith Yehuveh of hosts.
2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith Yehuveh of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith Yehuveh of hosts.
2:10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yehuveh by Haggai the prophet, saying,
2:11 Thus saith Yehuveh of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
2:12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
2:13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
Commentary on 2:1-13 [1 January 2008]: S
Originally Written: 1 January 2008
Latest Update: 1 January 2008
Return to Zadok Home Continue . . . Return One Page Go to Haggai Introduction