As with our agreement when you came out of Egypt, my spirit stands in your midst. Don't fear.
This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: In just a little while, I will make the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land quake.
I will make all the nations quake. The wealth of all the nations will come. I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of heavenly forces.
The silver and the gold belong to me, says the LORD of heavenly forces.
This house will be more glorious than its predecessor, says the LORD of heavenly forces. I will provide prosperity in this place, says the LORD of heavenly forces.
On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month in the second year of Darius, the LORD's word came to Haggai the prophet:
This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: Go ahead and ask the priests for a ruling:
"If someone lifts holy meat into the hem of one's garment and that hem touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any kind of food, will it be made holy?" And the priests responded, "No."
Haggai said, "If an unclean person touches any of these things, will it become unclean?" And the priests responded, "It will be unclean."
Then Haggai responded: Thus has this people and this nation become to me, says the LORD, and everything that they do with their hands. Whatever they offer is unclean.
So now, take it to heart from this day forward. Before stone was placed on stone in the LORD's temple,