Haggai 2:18-23 NIV

18 'From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought1 to the day when the foundation2 of the LORD's temple was laid. Give careful thought:

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19 Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate3 and the olive tree have not borne fruit.4 " 'From this day on I will bless5 you.' "

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Zerubbabel the LORD's Signet Ring

20 The word of the LORD came to Haggai6 a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month:7

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      21 "Tell Zerubbabel8 governor of Judah that I will shake9 the heavens and the earth.

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      22 I will overturn10 royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.11 I will overthrow chariots12 and their drivers; horses and their riders13 will fall, each by the sword of his brother.14

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      23 " 'On that day,15' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant16 Zerubbabel17 son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring,18 for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty."

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