On August 29 a of the second year of King Darius's reign, the LORD gave a message through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jeshua b son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: The people are saying, 'The time has not yet come to rebuild the LORD's house -- the Temple.'"
So the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai:
"Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
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