In the secondyear of Darius the king, in the sixthmonth, in the firstday of the month, came the word of the LORDbyaHaggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel,governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the highpriest,saying ,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,saying , This peoplesay , The time is not come , the time that the LORD'Shouse should be built .
Then came the word of the LORDbyHaggai the prophet,saying ,
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieledhouses, and this house lie waste?5
Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts;Considerb your ways.6
Ye have sownmuch , and bring in little; ye eat , but ye have not enough; ye drink , but ye are not filled with drink ; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes .c