1: In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the
month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,
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,
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
4: Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be
strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all
ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you,
saith the LORD of hosts:
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.
6: For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little
while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the
7: And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations
shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of
8: The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of
9: The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the
former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace,
saith the LORD of hosts.
10: In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the
second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet,
11: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning
the law, saying,
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.
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.
14: Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is
this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their
hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
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 the LORD:
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.
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 the LORD.
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 the LORD's temple was laid, consider it.
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.
20: And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four
and twentieth day of the month, saying,
21: Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake
the heavens and the earth;
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.
23: In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O
Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will
make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.