Haggai 1:14

14 And 1the LORD stirred up the spirit of 2Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of 3Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all 4the remnant of the people. And they came and 5worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

Haggai 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Haggai 1:14

And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son
of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son
of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of
the people
He roused them up from that sleep and sloth in which they were before, both the governors and common people; he wrought in them both to will and do; or a willing mind to do his work in building his house; he gave them a spirit both of industry and courage; he enabled them to shake off that sluggish disposition they were attended with, and that fear of men which possessed them; he inspired them with zeal and resolution to enter upon the work at once, and pursue it with close application; the Lord only could do this: and they came and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their
God;
the governor and high priest came to direct and oversee, encourage and animate the people by their presence and example; and the people to do the several parts of service that belonged to them, according to their genius and employment.

Haggai 1:14 In-Context

12 Then 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 LORD.
13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD's message, "I am with you, declares the LORD."
14 And 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,
15 on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

Cross References 5

  • 1. [2 Chronicles 36:22; Ezra 1:1]
  • 2. [See ver. 12 above]
  • 3. ver. 1
  • 4. Haggai 2:2
  • 5. [Haggai 2:4; Ezra 5:8]