In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORDbya the prophetHaggai,saying ,
2Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel,governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the highpriest, and to the residue of the people,saying ,
Who is left among you that saw this house in her firstglory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
Yet now be strong , O Zerubbabel,saith the LORD; and be strong , O Joshua,son of Josedech, the highpriest; and be strong , all ye people of the land,saith the LORD, and work : for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:5
According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spiritremainethamong you: fear ye not.