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Haggai 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Builders Encouraged

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:1 - On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:2 - “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:3 - ‘Who is left among you who saw this [fn]temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not [fn]seem to you like nothing [fn]in comparison?
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:4 - ‘But now [fn]take courage, Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD, ‘take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ declares the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:5 - ‘As for the [fn]promise which I [fn]made you when you came out of Egypt, [fn]My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!’
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:6 - “For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more [fn]in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:7 - ‘I will shake all the nations; and [fn]they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:8 - ‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:9 - ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the LORD of hosts.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:10 - On the twenty-fourth of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Haggai the prophet, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:11 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Ask now the priests for a [fn]ruling:
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:12 - ‘If a man carries holy meat in the [fn]fold of his garment, and touches bread with [fn]this fold, or cooked food, wine, oil, or any other food, will it become holy?’” And the priests answered, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:13 - Then Haggai said, “If one who is unclean from a [fn]corpse touches any of these, will the latter become unclean?” And the priests answered, “It will become unclean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:14 - Then Haggai said, “ ‘So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:15 - ‘But now, do [fn]consider from this day [fn]onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:16 - [fn]from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty [fn]measures, there would be only twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:17 - ‘I smote you and every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew and hail; [fn]yet you did not come back to Me,’ declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:18 - ‘Do [fn]consider from this day [fn]onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month; from the day when the temple of the LORD was founded, [fn]consider:
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:19 - ‘Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree, it has not borne fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:20 - Then the word of the LORD came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:21 - “Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:22 - ‘I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the [fn]nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by the sword of another.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:23 - ‘On that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, My servant,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like a [fn]signet ring, for I have chosen you,’” declares the LORD of hosts.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: house
Literally: in your eyes
Literally: like it
Literally: be strong
Literally: word
Literally: cut with
Or, while...was standing
Literally: it is a little
Or, the desire of all nations will come
Literally: law
Literally: wing
Literally: his wing
Literally: soul
Literally: set your heart
Or, backward
Literally: since they were
Or, troughs full
Or, but what did we have in common?
Literally: set your heart
Or, backward
Or, Gentiles
Or, seal

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