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So (A)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of [a]Jozadak rose up and began to build the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and (B)the prophets of God were with them, helping them.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 5:2 Jehozadak, 1 Chr. 6:14

The Command to Build God’s House(A)

In (B)the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by (C)Haggai the prophet to (D)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to (E)Joshua the son of (F)Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

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14 So (A)the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, (B)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; (C)and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,

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So he answered and said to me:

“This is the word of the Lord to (A)Zerubbabel:
(B)‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
‘Who are you, (C)O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth (D)the capstone
(E)With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

“The hands of Zerubbabel
(F)Have laid the foundation of this [a]temple;
His hands (G)shall also finish it.
Then (H)you will know
That the (I)Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
10 For who has despised the day of (J)small things?
For these seven rejoice to see
The [b]plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.
(K)They are the eyes of the Lord,
Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 4:9 Lit. house
  2. Zechariah 4:10 Lit. plummet stone

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