The LORD spoke his word to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month. He said,
"Say to Zerubbabel (governor of Judah), 'I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.
I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of nations. I will overthrow chariots and their riders, and the horses will fall along with their riders. They will kill one another with swords.
On that day, declares the LORD of Armies, I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel (son of Shealtiel), declares the LORD. I will make you like a signet ring, because I have chosen you, declares the LORD of Armies.'"