In the seventh month,
in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the
LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, Speak now to Zerubbabel the
son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of
Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people,
saying, Who is left among you that saw this house in her first
glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison
of it as nothing?
Yet now be strong, O
Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech,
the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith
the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:
According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came
out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
For thus saith the LORD
of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the
heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I
will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come:
and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.