Haggai 2:1-11 NIV

The Promised Glory of the New House

1 On the twenty-first day of the seventh month,1 the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:2

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      2 "Speak to Zerubbabel3 son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jehozadak,4 the high priest, and to the remnant5 of the people. Ask them,

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      3 'Who of you is left who saw this house6 in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?7

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      4 But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD. 'Be strong,8 O Joshua son of Jehozadak,9 the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with10 you,' declares the LORD Almighty.

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      5 'This is what I covenanted11 with you when you came out of Egypt.12 And my Spirit13 remains among you. Do not fear.'14

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      6 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'In a little while15 I will once more shake the heavens and the earth,16 the sea and the dry land.

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      7 I will shake all nations, and the desired17 of all nations will come, and I will fill this house18 with glory,19' says the LORD Almighty.

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      8 'The silver is mine and the gold20 is mine,' declares the LORD Almighty.

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      9 'The glory21 of this present house22 will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,23' declares the LORD Almighty."

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      Blessings for a Defiled People

      10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month,24 in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Haggai:

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          11 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Ask the priests25 what the law says:

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