On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through Haggai the prophet:
References for Haggai 2:1
"Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and to the remnant of the people:
Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Doesn't it seem like nothing to you?
References for Haggai 2:3
Even so, be strong, Zerubbabel"-the Lord's declaration. "Be strong, Joshua son of Jehozadak, high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land"-the Lord's declaration. "Work! For I am with you"-the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
References for Haggai 2:4
"[This is] the promise I made to you when you came out of Egypt, and My Spirit is present among you; don't be afraid."
References for Haggai 2:5