in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet,
"Speak now to Zerub'babel the son of She-al'ti-el, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehoz'adak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say,
'Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not in your sight as nothing?
Yet now take courage, O Zerub'babel, says the LORD; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehoz'adak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD; work, for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts,
according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit abides among you; fear not.
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