Habakkuk 3 - Haggai 1 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Prophet’s Prayer
3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on [a]Shigionoth.
2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid;
3 God came from Teman,
His glory covered the heavens,
6 He stood and measured the earth;
8 O Lord, were You displeased with the rivers,
You divided the earth with rivers.
12 You marched through the land in indignation;
14 You thrust through with his own arrows
16 When I heard, my body trembled;
A Hymn of Faith
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
19 [d]The Lord God is my strength;
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
The Great Day of the Lord
1 The word of the Lord which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
The Great Day of the Lord
2 “I will [e]utterly consume everything
4 “I will stretch out My hand against Judah,
7 Be silent in the presence of the Lord God;
8 “And it shall be,
10 “And there shall be on that day,” says the Lord,
12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
14 The great day of the Lord is near;
17 “I will bring distress upon men,
18 Neither their silver nor their gold
A Call to Repentance
2 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together,
Judgment on Nations
4 For Gaza shall be forsaken,
6 The seacoast shall be pastures,
8 “I have heard the reproach of Moab,
10 This they shall have for their pride,
12 “You Ethiopians also,
13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north,
The Wickedness of Jerusalem
3 Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted,
3 Her princes in her midst are roaring lions;
6 “I have cut off nations,
A Faithful Remnant
8 “Therefore wait for Me,” says the Lord,
9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure [w]language,
Joy in God’s Faithfulness
14 Sing, O daughter of Zion!
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
18 “I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly,
The Command to Build God’s House
1 In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2 “Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: ‘This people says, “The time has not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built.” ’ ”
3 Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this [z]temple to lie in ruins?” 5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!
6 “You have sown much, and bring in little;
7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the [aa]temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the Lord. 9 “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. 11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”
The People’s Obedience
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 presence of the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s message to the people, saying, “I am with you, says the Lord.” 14 So 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 sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.
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