Haggai 1:1-4 NLT

1 On August 29 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 son of Jehozadak, the high priest.

References for Haggai 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew On the first day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Haggai can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on August 29, 520
    • b 1:1 - Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua; also in 1:12, 14 .
      2 “This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: The people are saying, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD .’”
      3 Then the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai:
      4 “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?