Bible: Haggai 1:1-4

Introduction

1:1 On the first day of the sixth month 1  of King Darius 2  second year, the Lord spoke this message through the prophet Haggai 3  to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak: 4 

The Indifference of the People

1:2 The Lord who rules over all 5  says this: “These people have said, ‘The time for rebuilding the Lord’s temple has not yet come.’ 6  1:3 So the Lord spoke through the prophet Haggai as follows: 7  1:4 Is it right for you to live in richly paneled houses 8  while my temple is in ruins? 9 

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