In the second year of Daryavesh the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, the Word of the LORD came by Haggai, the prophet, to Zerubbavel, the son of She'alti'el, governor of Yehudah, and to Yehoshua, the son of Yehotzadak, the Kohen Gadol, saying,
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: These people say, 'The time hasn't yet come, the time for the LORD's house to be built.'"
Then the Word of the LORD came by Haggai, the prophet, saying,
"Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?
Now therefore this is what the LORD of Hosts says: Consider your ways.
You have sown much, and bring in little. You eat, but you don't have enough. You drink, but you aren't filled with drink. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm, and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes in it."
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Consider your ways.
Go up to the mountain, bring wood, and build the house. I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified," says the LORD.
"You looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says the LORD of Hosts, "Because of my house that lies waste, while each of you is busy with his own house.
Therefore for your sake the heavens withhold the dew, and the eretz withholds its fruit.
I called for a drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on that which the ground brings forth, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of the hands."