Based on the Authorised Version (King James) with the words "God" and "LORD"
restored to their original words, and various words
(thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and
constructions (them that, etc) modernized.
1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in
the first day of the month, came the word of YHWH by Haggai the prophet
unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son
of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
2 Thus speaks YHWH of hosts,
saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that YHWH's house
should be built.
3 Then came the word of YHWH by Haggai the prophet,
4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this
house lie waste?
5 Now therefore thus said YHWH of hosts; Consider your
6 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not
enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but there
is none warm; and he who earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag
7 Thus said YHWH of hosts; Consider your ways.
8 Go up to
the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in
it, and I will be glorified, said YHWH.
9 You looked for much, and, lo,
it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? said
YHWH of hosts. Because of my house that is waste, and you run every man
unto his own house.
10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and
the earth is stayed from her fruit.
11 And I called for a drought upon the
land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and
upon the oil, and upon that which the ground brings forth, and upon men, and
upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
12 Then Zerubbabel the
son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all
the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of YHWH their Elohim, and the
words of Haggai the prophet, as YHWH their Elohim had sent him, and the
people did fear before YHWH.
13 Then spoke Haggai YHWH's messenger
in YHWH's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, said YHWH.
14 And YHWH stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel,
governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high
priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did
work in the house of YHWH of hosts, their Elohim,
15 In the four and
twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
1 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came
the word of YHWH by the prophet Haggai, saying,
2 Speak now to
Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of
Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
is left among you who saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it
now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
4 Yet now be
strong, O Zerubbabel, said YHWH; and be strong, O Joshua, son of
Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, said YHWH, and work: for I am with you, said YHWH of hosts:
5 According to
the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so my spirit
remains among you: fear you not.
6 For thus said YHWH of hosts; Yet
once, 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 nations, and the desire of
all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, said YHWH
8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said YHWH of
9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former,
said YHWH of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, said YHWH
10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second
year of Darius, came the word of YHWH by Haggai the prophet, saying,
11 Thus said YHWH of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law,
12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his
skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be
holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
13 Then said Haggai, If one
who is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And
the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
14 Then answered Haggai,
and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, said YHWH;
and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is
15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from
before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of YHWH:
those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but
ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the
press, there were but twenty.
17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew
and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet you turned not to me, said
18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and
twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of YHWH's temple was laid, consider it.
19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yes, as
yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, has
not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
20 And again the word of
YHWH came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens
and the earth;
22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will
destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the
chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall
come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
23 In that day, said YHWH of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of
Shealtiel, said YHWH, and will make you as a signet: for I have chosen
you, said YHWH of hosts.
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