35Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.36And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"37The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.38Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"39He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).40One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.41He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).42And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).43The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."46And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."47Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"48Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."49Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"50Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."51And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
1So all Israel was recorded by genealogies, and indeed, they were inscribed in the book of the kings of Israel. But Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.2And the first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.3Now in Jerusalem the children of Judah dwelt, and some of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:4Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the descendants of Perez, the son of Judah.5Of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.6Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and their brethren--six hundred and ninety.7Of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah;8Ibneiah the son of Jeroham; Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri; Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;9and their brethren, according to their generations--nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were heads of a father's house in their fathers' houses.10Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jachin;11Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the officer over the house of God;12Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah; Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;13and their brethren, heads of their fathers' houses--one thousand seven hundred and sixty. They were very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.14Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;15Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;16Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.17And the gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum was the chief.18Until then they had been gatekeepers for the camps of the children of Levi at the King's Gate on the east.19Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, from his father's house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of the Lord.20And Phinehas the son of Eleazar had been the officer over them in time past; the Lord was with him.21Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting.22All those chosen as gatekeepers were two hundred and twelve. They were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them to their trusted office.23So they and their children were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment.24The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south.25And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days.26For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.27And they lodged all around the house of God because they had the responsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.28Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count.29Some of them were appointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the incense and the spices.30And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.31Mattithiah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans.32And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites were in charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath.33These are the singers, heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.34These heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites were heads throughout their generations. They dwelt at Jerusalem.35Jeiel the father of Gibeon, whose wife's name was Maacah, dwelt at Gibeon.36His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.38And Mikloth begot Shimeam. They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren.39Ner begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.40The son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal begot Micah.41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz. 42And Ahaz begot Jarah; Jarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza;43Moza begot Binea, Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.44And Azel had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.
1In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,2"Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: 'This people says, "The time has not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built." ' "3Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,4"Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?"5Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!6"You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes."7Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!8Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified," says the Lord.9"You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says the Lord of hosts. "Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house.10Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.11For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands."12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the Lord.13Then Haggai, the Lord's messenger, spoke the Lord's message to the people, saying, "I am with you, says the Lord."14So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,15on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.
1In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying:2"Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying:3'Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing?4Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,' says the Lord; 'and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,' says the Lord, 'and work; for I am with you,' says the Lord of hosts.5'According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!'6"For thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;7and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord of hosts.8'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the Lord of hosts.9The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,' says the Lord of hosts. 'And in this place I will give peace,' says the Lord of hosts."10On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,11"Thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Now, ask the priests concerning the law, saying,12If one carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and with the edge he touches bread or stew, wine or oil, or any food, will it become holy?" ' " Then the priests answered and said, "No."13And Haggai said, "If one who is unclean because of a dead body touches any of these, will it be unclean?" So the priests answered and said, "It shall be unclean."14Then Haggai answered and said, " 'So is this people, and so is this nation before Me,' says the Lord, 'and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.15'And now, carefully consider from this day forward: from before stone was laid upon stone in the temple of the Lord--16since those days, when one came to a heap of twenty ephahs, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty baths from the press, there were but twenty.17I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me,' says the Lord.18'Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid--consider it:19Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.' "20And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,21"Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying: 'I will shake heaven and earth.22I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots And those who ride in them; The horses and their riders shall come down, Every one by the sword of his brother.23'In that day,' says the Lord of hosts, 'I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,' says the Lord, 'and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,' says the Lord of hosts."