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Haggai 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Commission to Rebuild the Temple

(Ezr 5:1 )
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:1 -

In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of [fn]Yahweh came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:2 - “Thus says Yahweh of [fn]hosts, ‘This people says, “The time has not come, even the time for the house of Yahweh to be rebuilt.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:3 - Then the word of Yahweh came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:4 - “Is it time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses while this house lies waste?”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:5 - So now, thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Set your heart to consider your ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:6 - “You have sown much, but bring in little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is [fn]not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:7 -

Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Set your heart to consider your ways!

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:8 - “Go up to the [fn]mountains and bring wood and rebuild the house of God, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:9 - You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; and you bring it home, and I blow it away. Why?” declares Yahweh of hosts, “Because of My house which lies waste, while each of you runs to his own house.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:10 - “Therefore, because of you the sky has restrained [fn]its dew and the earth has restrained its produce.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:11 - “And I called for a [fn]drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of [fn]your hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:12 -

Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, listened to the voice of Yahweh their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as Yahweh their God had sent him. And the people feared Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:13 - Then Haggai, the messenger of Yahweh, spoke by the commissioned message of Yahweh to the people saying, “‘I am with you,’ declares Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:14 - So Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work on the house of Yahweh of hosts, their God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:15 - on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.
LSB Footnotes
The personal covenant name of God, a form of I AM WHO I AM, cf. Ex 3:14-15
Lit hosts, saying
Lit not becoming drunk
Lit mountain
Lit from dew
Or waste, cf. 1:4, 9
Lit the palms

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