Then Haggai, God's messenger, preached God's Message to the people: "I am with you!" God's Word.
This is how God got Zerubbabel, Joshua, and all the people moving - got them working on the Temple of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
This happened on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)