1 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the Word of Jehovah came by
Haggai the prophet, saying,
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,
3 Who is left among you who saw this house in her former glory? And how do you see it
now? When compared to it, is it not as nothing in your eyes?
4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says Jehovah. And be strong, O Joshua, son of
Jehozadak, the high priest. And be strong, all you people of the land, and work, says
Jehovah. For I am with you, says Jehovah of Hosts.
5 According to the Word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My
Spirit stands among you; do not fear.
6 For thus says Jehovah of Hosts: Yet once more (it is a little while), and I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.
7 And I will shake all the nations; and the desire of all nations shall come. And I will fill
this house with glory, says Jehovah of Hosts.
8 The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says Jehovah of Hosts.
9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former, says Jehovah of
Hosts. And in this place I will give peace, says Jehovah of Hosts.
10 In the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the Word
of Jehovah came to Haggai the prophet, saying,
11 Thus says Jehovah of Hosts: Now ask the priests the Law, saying,
12 If one carries holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and touches his skirt to the bread,
or boiled food, or wine, or oil, or any food, will it become holy? And the priests
answered and said, No.
13 And Haggai said, If an unclean body touches these, is it unclean? And the priests
answered and said, It is unclean.
14 And Haggai answered and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before Me,
declares Jehovah. And so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is
15 And now set your heart on it, from this day and onward: before the placing of a stone
on a stone in the temple of Jehovah;
16 since those days, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten.
When one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty from the wine trough, there were but
17 I struck you with blight, and with mildew, and with hail, in all the labors of your
hands; yet you did not turn to Me, says Jehovah.
18 Now set your heart from this day and forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the
ninth month, from the day that the foundation of Jehovah's temple was laid. Consider in
19 Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate,
and the olive tree have not brought forth. From this day I will bless them.
20 And again the Word of Jehovah came to Haggai, in the twenty-fourth day of the
21 Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the
22 And I will overthrow the throne of the kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of
the kingdoms of the nations. And I will overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the
horses and their riders will come down, each one by the sword of his brother.
23 In that day, says Jehovah of Hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel, My servant, the son
of Shealtiel, says Jehovah, and will make you like a signet; for I have chosen you,
declares Jehovah of Hosts.