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.'
6 For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, the eretz, the sea, and the dry land;
7 and I will shake all nations. The precious things of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of Hosts.
8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,' says the LORD of Hosts.
9 'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of Hosts; 'and in this place will I give shalom,' says the LORD of Hosts."