Haggai 1:1-4 NLT

1 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.

References for Haggai 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew <I>On the first day of the sixth month,</I> of the Hebrew 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 <MS>B.C.</I>
    • b 1:1 - Hebrew <I>Joshua,</I> a variant name for Jeshua; also in 1:12, 14.
      2 "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.'"
      3 So the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai:
      4 "Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?