In the secondyear of Darius the king, in the sixthmonth, in the firstday of the month, came the word of the LORDbyaHaggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel,governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the highpriest,saying ,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,saying , This peoplesay , The time is not come , the time that the LORD'Shouse should be built .
Then came the word of the LORDbyHaggai the prophet,saying ,
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieledhouses, and this house lie waste?5
Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts;Considerb your ways.6
Ye have sownmuch , and bring in little; ye eat , but ye have not enough; ye drink , but ye are not filled with drink ; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes .c7
Thus saith the LORD of hosts;Considerd your ways.8
Go up to the mountain, and bringwood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified , saith the LORD.9
Ye looked for much , and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blowe upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts.Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.10
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.11
And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth , and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.