Bible: Hag 2:1-9

The Glory to Come

2:1 On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, 1  the Lord spoke again through the prophet Haggai: 2  2:2 Ask the following questions to 3  Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, 4  and the remnant of the people: 2:3 Who among you survivors saw the former splendor of this temple? 5  How does it look to you now? Isn’t it nothing by comparison? 2:4 Even so, take heart, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord. ‘Take heart, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and 6  all you citizens of the land,’ 7  says the Lord, ‘and begin to work. For I am with you,’ says the Lord who rules over all. 2:5 Do not fear, because I made a promise to your ancestors when they left Egypt, and my spirit 8  even now testifies to you.’ 9  2:6 Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says: ‘In just a little while 10  I will once again shake the sky 11  and the earth, the sea and the dry ground. 2:7 I will also shake up all the nations, and they 12  will offer their treasures; 13  then I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord who rules over all. 2:8 The silver and gold will be mine,’ says the Lord who rules over all. 2:9 The future splendor of this temple will be greater than that of former times,’ 14  the Lord who rules over all declares, ‘and in this place I will give peace.’ 15 

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