Haggai 1 ©
The time when Haggai prophesied. Haggai reproveth the people's delay in building the temple: he inciteth them to set about it: he promiseth them, being forward of themselves, God's assistance. The work is set forward.
IN the asecond year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD 1by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, 2governor of Judah, and to bJoshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
Then came the word of the LORD eby Haggai the prophet, saying,
Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; 3Consider your ways.
Ye have gsown 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 4with holes.
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.
¶oThen 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 the people did pfear before the LORD.
And the LORD sstirred 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 tdid work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,