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It Is Time to Build the Temple

On the first day of the sixth month of the second year that Darius was king of Persia, Haggai received a message from the Lord. This message was for Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jehozadak. Zerubbabel was the governor of Judah and Joshua was the high priest. This is the message: This is what the Lord All-Powerful said, “The people say it is not yet the right time to build the Lord’s Temple.”

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