God's Message came a second time to Haggai on that most memorable day, the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month:
"Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah:
overthrow governments, destroy foreign powers, dismantle the world of weapons and armaments, throw armies into confusion, so that they end up killing one another.
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)