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This is the message[a] that the Lord gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1:1a Hebrew An Oracle: The message.
  2. 1:1b Malachi means “my messenger.”

Judgment against Israel’s Enemies

This is the message[a] from the Lord against the land of Aram[b] and the city of Damascus, for the eyes of humanity, including all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord.

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  1. 9:1a Hebrew An Oracle: The message.
  2. 9:1b Hebrew land of Hadrach.

This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

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A Message about Babylon

13 Isaiah son of Amoz received this message concerning the destruction of Babylon:

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Future Deliverance for Jerusalem

12 This[a] message concerning the fate of Israel came from the Lord: “This message is from the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit.

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  1. 12:1 Hebrew An Oracle: This.

The New Temple’s Diminished Splendor

Then on October 17 of that same year,[a] the Lord sent another message through the prophet Haggai.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:1 Hebrew on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event (in the second year of Darius’s reign) occurred on October 17, 520 B.c.; also see note on 1:1a.

A Call to Rebuild the Temple

On August 29[a] of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave a message through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jeshua[b] son of Jehozadak, the high priest.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:1a Hebrew On the first day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Haggai can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on August 29, 520 B.c.
  2. 1:1b Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua; also in 1:12, 14.

This message concerning Nineveh came as a vision to Nahum, who lived in Elkosh.

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