Haggai 1:1-4 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 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 Almighty says: The people are saying, 'The time has not yet come to rebuild the LORD's house -- the Temple.'" 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 So the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai: 3 Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
4 "Why are you living in luxurious houses while my 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?"