So on your account,a the skies have withheld the dew and the land its crops.b11
I have summoned a drought on the fields and the hills, on the grain, new wine, olive oil, and whatever the ground yields, on the people and animals, and on all that your hands produce."
Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the entire remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the words of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. So the people feared the Lord.c13
Haggai, the Lord's messenger, delivered the Lord's message to the people, "I am with you"d-the Lord's declaration.
The Lord stirred up the spirite of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the spirit of the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. They began work on the house of Yahweh of Hosts, their God,
on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.