In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the secondyear of Darius, came the word of the LORDbyHaggai the prophet,saying ,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts;Ask now the priests concerning the law,saying ,
If onebearholyflesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touchbread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy ? And the priestsanswered and said , No.
Then saidHaggai, If one that is unclean by a dead bodytouch any of these, shall it be unclean ? And the priestsanswered and said , It shall be unclean .
Then answeredHaggai, and said , So is this people, and so is this nationbefore me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.