11In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet,
"Speak now to 2Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to 3Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say,
34'Who is left among you who saw this house 5in its former glory? How do you see it now? 6Is it not as nothing in your eyes?
Yet now 7be strong, O 8Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. 9Be strong, O 10Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 11Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. 12Work, for 13I am with you, declares the LORD of hosts,
514according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. 15My Spirit remains in your midst. 16Fear not.
For thus says the LORD of hosts: 17Yet once more, in a little while, 18I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.
And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and 19I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.
820The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts.
921The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And 22in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.'"
The word of the LORD came a second time to Haggai 41on the twenty-fourth day of the month,
"Speak to 42Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, 43I am about to shake the heavens and the earth,
and 44to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and 45overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, 46every one by the sword of his brother.
On that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will take you, O 47Zerubbabel 48my servant, the son of 49Shealtiel, declares the LORD, and make you 50like ac signet ring, 51for I have chosen you, declares the LORD of hosts."