In the second yeere of King Darius, in the sixt moneth, the first day of the
moneth, came ye worde of the Lorde (by the ministery of the Prophet Haggai) vnto
Zerubbabel the sonne of Shealtiel, a prince of Iudah, and to Iehoshua the sonne
of Iehozadak the hie Priest, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the Lorde of hostes, saying, This people say, The time is not
yet come, that the Lords House should be builded.
Then came the worde of the Lorde by the ministerie of the Prophet Haggai,
Is it time for your selues to dwell in your sieled houses, and this House lie
Now therefore thus saith ye Lord of hostes, Consider your owne wayes in your
Ye haue sowen much, and bring in litle: ye eate, but ye haue not ynough: ye
drinke, but ye are not filled: ye clothe you, but ye be not warme: and he that
earneth wages, putteth the wages into a broken bagge.
Thus sayth the Lorde of hostes, Consider your owne wayes in your hearts.
Goe vp to the mountaine, & bring wood, and build this House, and I wil be
fauourable in it, and I will be glorified, sayth the Lord.
9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it came to litle: and when ye brought it home, I
did blowe vpon it; why, sayth the Lord of hostes? Because of mine House that is
waste, and ye runne euery man vnto his owne house.
10 Therefore the heauen ouer you stayed it selfe from dewe, and the earth stayed
11 And I called for a drought vpon the land, and vpon the mountaines, & vpon
the corne, and vpon the wine, and vpon the oyle, vpon all that the ground
bringeth foorth: both vpon men and vpon cattell, and vpon all the labour of the
12 When Zerubbabel the sonne of Shealtiel, and Iehoshua the sonne of Iehozadak
the hie Priest with all the remnant of the people, heard the voyce of the Lord
their God, & the wordes of the Prophet Haggai (as the Lorde their God had
sent him) then the people did feare before the Lorde.
13 Then spake Haggai the Lords messenger in the Lords message vnto the people,
saying, I am with you, sayth the Lord.
14 And the Lord stirred vp the spirite of Zerubbabel, the sonne of Shealtiel a
prince of Iudah, and the spirit of Iehoshua the sonne of Iehozadak the hie
Priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, and they came, and did
the worke in the House of the Lorde of hostes their God.
15 In the foure and twentieth day of the sixt moneth, in the second yeere of
1 In the seuenth moneth, in the one & twentieth day of the moneth, came the
worde of the Lorde by the ministerie of the Prophet Haggai, saying,
2 Speake nowe to Zerubbabel the sonne of Shealtiel prince of Iudah, and to
Iehoshua the sonne of Iehozadak the hie Priest, and to the residue of the
3 Who is left among you, that sawe this House in her first glory, and howe doe
you see it nowe? is it not in your eyes, in comparison of it as nothing?
4 Yet nowe be of good courage, O Zerubbabel, sayth the Lord, and be of good
comfort, O Iehoshua, sonne of Iehozadak the hie Priest: and be strong, all ye
people of the land, sayth the Lorde, and doe it: for I am with you, sayth the
Lord of hostes,
5 According to the worde that I couenanted with you, when ye came out of Egypt:
so my Spirite shall remaine among you, feare ye not.
6 For thus sayth the Lorde of hostes, Yet a litle while, and I will shake the
heauens and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land:
7 And I will moue all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I
will fill this House with glory, sayth the Lord of hostes.
8 The siluer is mine, and the golde is mine, sayth the Lord of hostes.
9 The glory of this last House shall be greater then the first, sayth the Lorde
of hostes: and in this place will I giue peace, sayth the Lorde of hostes.
10 In the foure and twentieth day of the ninth moneth, in the second yeere of
Darius, came the worde of the Lorde vnto the Prophet Haggai, saying,
11 Thus sayth the Lord of hostes, Aske nowe the Priests concerning the Law, and
12 If one beare holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, & with his skirt doe
touch the bread, or the potage, or the wine, or oyle, or any meate, shal it be
holy? And the Priests answered and said, No.
13 Then sayde Haggai, If a polluted person touch any of these, shall it be
vncleane? And the Priests answered, and sayd, It shalbe vncleane.
14 Then answered Haggai, and sayd, So is this people, and so is this nation
before me, saith the Lord: and so are all the workes of their hands, and that
which they offer here, is vncleane.
15 And nowe, I pray you, consider in your mindes: from this day, and afore, euen
afore a stone was layde vpon a stone in the Temple of the Lorde:
16 Before these things were, when one came to an heape of twentie measures,
there were but ten: when one came to the wine presse for to drawe out fiftie
vessels out of the presse, there were but twentie.
17 I smote you with blasting, and with mildewe, and with haile, in all the
labours of your hands: yet you turned not to me, saith the Lord.
18 Consider, I pray you, in your mindes, from this day, and afore from the foure
& twentieth day of the ninth moneth, euen from the day that the foundation
was laide: consider it in your mindes.
19 Is the seede yet in the barne? as yet the vine, and the figtree, and the
pomegranate, and the oliue tree hath not brought forth: from this day will I
20 And againe the worde of the Lorde came vnto Haggai in the foure and twentieth
day of the moneth, saying,
21 Speake to Zerubbabel the prince of Iudah, and say, I wil shake the heauens
and the earth,
22 And I will ouerthrowe the throne of kingdomes, & I wil destroy the
strength of the kingdomes of the heathen, and I wil ouerthrowe the charets, and
those that ride in them, and the horse and the riders shal come downe, euery one
by the sword of his brother.
23 In that day, saith the Lord of hostes, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel my
seruant, the sonne of Shealtiel, sayth the Lorde, and wil make thee as a signet:
for I haue chosen thee, sayth the Lord of hostes.