14 So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching(A) of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus,(B) Darius(C) and Artaxerxes,(D) kings of Persia.

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A Call to Build the House of the Lord

In the second year of King Darius,(A) on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai(B) to Zerubbabel(C) son of Shealtiel, governor(D) of Judah, and to Joshua(E) son of Jozadak,[a](F) the high priest:(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Haggai 1:1 Hebrew Jehozadak, a variant of Jozadak; also in verses 12 and 14

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai:(A)

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12 Then Zerubbabel(A) son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant(B) of the people obeyed(C) the voice of the Lord their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared(D) the Lord.

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on the twenty-first day of the seventh month,(A) the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai:(B)

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Blessings for a Defiled People

10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month,(A) in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Haggai:

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Zerubbabel the Lord’s Signet Ring

20 The word of the Lord came to Haggai(A) a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month:(B)

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