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The Temple Lies in Ruins

In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day, the word of Yahweh came through[a] Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, “Thus says Yahweh of hosts: ‘This people says, “The time has not come to rebuild the temple of Yahweh.’” [b]

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  1. Haggai 1:1 Literally “through the hand of”
  2. Haggai 1:2 Literally “The time is not coming, the time for the house of Yahweh to be built”

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