The Bible in Its Traditions

Haggai 2:1–9

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In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of YHWH by Haggai the prophet, saying

Hg2:2  And in the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of the Lord came, by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying

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'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

Hg2:3  Speak now to Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, of the tribe of Juda, and to Jesus the son of Josedec, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, saying,

Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? and how do ye see it now? is not such a one as nothing in your eyes?

Hg2:4  Who is there of you that saw this house in her former glory? and how do ye now look upon it, as it were nothing before your eyes?

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Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith YHWH; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the YHWH, and work; for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts.

Hg2:5  Yet now be strong, O Zorobabel, saith the Lord; and strengthen thyself, O Jesus the high priest, the son of Josedec; and let all the people of the land strengthen themselves, saith the Lord, and work, for I am with you, saith the Lord Almighty;

Hg2:5  And now be strengthened, Zerubbabel, says the Lord. And be strengthened, Jesus the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. And be strengthened, all people of the land, says the Lord of hosts. For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts.

The word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt have I established, and My spirit abideth among you; fear ye not.

Hg2:6  and my Spirit remains in the midst of you; be of good courage.

Hg2:6  And act according to the word that I planted with you when you departed from the land of Egypt. And my Spirit will be in your midst. Do not be afraid.

For thus saith 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;

Hg2:7  For thus saith the Lord Almighty; Yet once I will shake the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

Hg2:7  For thus says the Lord of hosts: There is yet one brief time, and I will move heaven and earth, and the sea and the dry land.

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and I will shake all nations, and the choicest things of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith YHWH of hosts.

Hg2:8  And I will move all nations. And the Desired of all nations will arrive. And I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.

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Mine is the silver, and Mine the gold, saith YHWH of hosts.

The silver is mine and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts.

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The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former, saith YHWH of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, saith the YHWH of hosts.'

Hg2:10  For the glory of this house shall be great, the latter more than the former, saith the Lord Almighty: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord Almighty, even peace of soul for a possession to every one that builds, to raise up this temple.

Hg2:10  Great shall be the glory of this house, the last more than the first, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place, I will bestow peace, says the Lord of hosts.