1 In the seventh month, in the twenty-first day of the month, the Word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
2 "Speak now to Zerubbavel, the son of She'alti'el, governor of Yehudah, and to Yehoshua, the son of Yehotzadak, the Kohen Gadol, and to the remnant of the people, saying,
3 'Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Isn't it in your eyes as nothing?
4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbavel,' says the LORD. 'Be strong, Yehoshua, son of Yehotzadak, the Kohen Gadol. Be strong, all you people of the land,' says the LORD, 'and work, for I am with you,' says the LORD of Hosts.
5 This is the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Mitzrayim, and my Spirit lived among you. Don't be afraid.'