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Haggai 1 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD's word came through Haggai the prophet in the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month on the first day of the month, to Judah's Governor Zerubbabel, Shealtiel's son, and to the High Priest Joshua, Jehozadak's son: 1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
2 This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: These people say, "The time hasn't come, the time to rebuild the LORD's house." 2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come for the LORD's house to be built.' "
3 Then the LORD's word came through Haggai the prophet: 3 Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
4 Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses while this house lies in ruins? 4 "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"
5 So now, this is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart. 5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
6 You have sown much, but it has brought little. You eat, but there's not enough to satisfy. You drink, but not enough to get drunk. There is clothing, but not enough to keep warm. Anyone earning wages puts those wages into a bag with holes. 6 You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it."
7 This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart. 7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
8 Go up to the highlands and bring back wood. Rebuild the temple so that I may enjoy it and that I may be honored, says the LORD. 8 Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored," says the LORD.
9 You expect a surplus, but look how it shrinks. You bring it home, and I blow it away, says the LORD of heavenly forces, because my house lies in ruins. But all of you hurry to your own houses. 9 "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house.
10 Therefore, the skies above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce because of you. 10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.
11 I have called for drought on the earth, on the mountains, on the grain, on the wine, on the olive oil, on that which comes forth from the fertile ground, on humanity, on beasts, and upon everything that handles produce. 11 I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands."
12 Zerubbabel, Shealtiel's son, and the High Priest Joshua, Jehozadak's son, along with all who remained among the people, listened to the voice of the LORD God and to the words of Haggai the prophet because the LORD their God sent him. Then the people feared the LORD. 12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD.
13 Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave the LORD's message to the people: I am with you, says the LORD. 13 Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: "I am with you," declares the LORD.
14 The LORD moved the spirit of Judah's Governor Zerubbabel, Shealtiel's son, and the spirit of the High Priest Joshua, Jehozadak's son, and the spirit of all the rest of the people. Then they came and did work on the house of the LORD of heavenly forces, their God, 14 So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God,
15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king. 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius.