In the second year of King Darius,a on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through Haggaib the prophet to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
"The Lord of Hosts says this: These people say: The time has not come for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt."c3
The word of the Lord came through Haggai the prophet:
"Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses,d while this housee lies in ruins?"