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Haggai 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Coming Glory of God’s House
The Glory of the New Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:1 - In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the 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 temple[fn] in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing?

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:4 - ‘Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:5 - According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:6 - “For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:7 - ‘and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations,[fn] and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:8 - ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:9 - ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
The People Are Defiled

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:10 - On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:11 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Now, ask the priests concerning the law, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:12 - “If one carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and with the edge he touches bread or stew, wine or oil, or any food, will it become holy?” ’ ” Then the priests answered and said, “No.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:13 - And Haggai said, “If one who is unclean because of a dead body touches any of these, will it be unclean?” So the priests answered and said, “It shall be unclean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:14 - Then Haggai answered and said, “ ‘So is this people, and so is this nation before Me,’ says the LORD, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.
Promised Blessing

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:15 - ‘And now, carefully consider from this day forward: from before stone was laid upon stone in the temple of the LORD

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:16 - ‘since those days, when one came to a heap of twenty ephahs, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty baths from the press, there were but twenty.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:17 - ‘I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me,’ says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:18 - ‘Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid—consider it:

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:19 - ‘Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’ ”
Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:20 - And again the word of the LORD came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:21 - “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying:

‘I will shake heaven and earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:22 - I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms;
I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.
I will overthrow the chariots
And those who ride in them;
The horses and their riders shall come down,
Every one by the sword of his brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:23 - ‘In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the LORD, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
NKJV Footnotes
Literally house, and so in verses 7 and 9
Or the desire of all nations
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