Royal expectations

20 And the LORD's word came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth of the month, saying:
21 Speak to Judah's Governor Zerubbabel: I am about to make the heavens and the earth quake.
22 I will overthrow the thrones of the kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the nations.a I will overthrow chariot and rider; horses and riders will fall. Each one will fall by the sword of his companion.
23 On that day, says the LORD of heavenly forces: I will take you, Zerubbabel, Shealtiel's son, my servant, says the LORD; I will make you like a signet ring because I have chosen you, says the LORD of heavenly forces.