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Haggai 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Command to Build God’s House
The Command to Build God’s House
(Ezra 5:1 )

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:1 - In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by 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 speaks the LORD of hosts, saying: ‘This people says, “The time has not come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built.” ’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:3 - Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:4 - Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple[fn] to lie in ruins?”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:5 - Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:6 - “You have sown much, and bring in little;
You eat, but do not have enough;
You drink, but you are not filled with drink;
You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm;
And he who earns wages,
Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:7 - Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:8 - “Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:9 - You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:10 - “Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:11 - “For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”
The People’s Obedience

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, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:13 - Then Haggai, the LORD’s messenger, spoke the LORD’s message to the people, saying, “I am with you, says the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:14 - So the LORD 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 worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:15 - on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally house, and so in verse 8
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