|The Builders Encouraged
2:14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith Yehuveh; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Yehuveh:
2:16 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
2:17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith Yehuveh.
2:18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of Yehuveh’s temple was laid, consider it.
2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
2:20 And again the word of Yehuveh came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
2:21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
2:22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
2:23 In that day, saith Yehuveh of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith Yehuveh, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith Yehuveh of hosts.
Commentary on 2:14-23 [1 January 2008]: S
Originally Written: 1 January 2008
Latest Update: 1 January 2008
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