1 The time of the Prophecy of Haggai. 8 An exhortation to build the Temple again.

In the second year of king [a]Darius, in the sixth month, the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord (by the ministry of the Prophet Haggai) unto [b]Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, a prince of Judah, and to Jehoshua the son of Jehozadak the high Priest, saying,

Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, the time is not yet come, [c]that the Lord’s house should be built.

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  1. Haggai 1:1 Who was the son of Histaspis and the third king of the Persians, as some think.
  2. Haggai 1:1 Because the building of the Temple began to cease, by reason that the people were discouraged by their enemies: and if these two notable men had need to be stirred up and admonished of their duties, what shall we think of other governors, whose doings are either against God, or very cold in his cause?
  3. Haggai 1:2 Not that they condemned the building thereof, but they preferred policy and private profit to religion, being content with small beginnings.