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Haggai Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the urges the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in Building your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now of the therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider Temple your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

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Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought 15 it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 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 bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

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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 the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the

prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and Zerubthe people did fear before the Lord.

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Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger in the Shealtiel LORD's message unto the people, saying, I am with obey you, saith the LORD.

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And the LORD 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 the LORD of hosts, ro their God, in the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

* In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day
of the month, came the word of the LORD by the
prophet Haggai, saying, Speak now to Zerubbabel 15
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, Who is left
among you that saw this house in her first glory?
and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes 20
in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong,
O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O
Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be
strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD,
and work for I am with you, saith the LORD of 2
hosts:
: according to the word that I covenanted with
you when
ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit
remaineth among you fear ye not.

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The For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is Builders a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the encouraged earth, and the sea, and the dry land; and I will

shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall 5 come and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place 10 will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the 15 law, saying, 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?

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And the priests answered and said, No.

Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean?

And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.

Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this 25 people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from

before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of God's the LORD: since those days were, when one came Promise to to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when Zerubbabel one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty. I smote 5 you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. 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 the 10 LORD's temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth from this day will I bless you.

And again the word of the LORD came unto 15 Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; 20 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.

In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, 25 saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

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N the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the strates son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, with His saying, The LORD hath been sore displeased with People your fathers. Therefore say thou unto them, Thus

saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus To saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD. Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever? But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.

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Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, I saw by night, and behold a man riding

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