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Haggaj 1

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1Profeten Haggaj modtog følgende budskab fra Herren den første dag i den sjette måned af kong Dareiosʼ andet regeringsår. Haggaj fik besked på at give det videre til Judas guvernør, Zerubbabel, søn af Shealtiel, og ypperstepræsten Josva, søn af Jotzadak.

„Hør hvad Gud, den Almægtige, siger: Hvorfor siger folk, at tiden endnu ikke er inde til at genopbygge mit tempel? 3-4 Mener I virkelig, at det er rigtigt af jer at bo i fornemme huse, når mit hus stadig ligger i ruiner? Tænk over, hvordan det går med jer: I planter og sår, men får en dårlig høst. I mangler både mad og drikke og tøj, og jeres arbejdsløn forsvinder som i en hullet pung. Se jer omkring og tænk over situationen.

Gå nu op i bjergene og hent tømmer, så mit tempel kan blive færdigbygget, og jeg kan glæde mig over det og vise jer min herlighed.

I håber på en god høst, men det bliver kun til lidt, og den smule I henter hjem, forsvinder som dug for solen. Hvorfor? Fordi mit hus ligger i ruiner, mens I har travlt med at bygge huse til jer selv. 10 Derfor holder jeg regnen tilbage, så I får en dårlig høst. 11 Jeg lader tørken ramme både lavland og højland, korn og druer, oliven og de øvrige afgrøder. Både mennesker og kvæg lider under det. Alt jeres møjsommelige arbejde er spildt.”

12 Da adlød de alle sammen Herrens ord, som kom til dem gennem profeten Haggaj. Både guvernøren Zerubbabel, ypperstepræsten Josva og den rest af befolkningen, som var kommet tilbage til landet, adlød, for de var klar over, at budskabet var fra Gud, og de tog det alvorligt.

13 Profeten Haggaj gav da folket følgende ord fra Herren: „Jeg vil være med jer og velsigne jer!” 14-15 Og Gud gjorde Zerubbabel, Josva og hele folket så opsat på at genopbygge Herrens, den Almægtiges, tempel, at de allerede den 24. i samme måned tog fat på arbejdet.

New Living Translation

Haggai 1

A Call to Rebuild the Temple

1On 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.

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The people are saying, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.’”

Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord. You hoped for rich harvests, but they were poor. And when you brought your harvest home, I blew it away. Why? Because my house lies in ruins, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, while all of you are busy building your own fine houses. 10 It’s because of you that the heavens withhold the dew and the earth produces no crops. 11 I have called for a drought on your fields and hills—a drought to wither the grain and grapes and olive trees and all your other crops, a drought to starve you and your livestock and to ruin everything you have worked so hard to get.”

Obedience to God’s Call

12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of God’s people began to obey the message from the Lord their God. When they heard the words of the prophet Haggai, whom the Lord their God had sent, the people feared the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord: “I am with you, says the Lord!”

14 So the Lord sparked the enthusiasm of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the enthusiasm of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the enthusiasm of the whole remnant of God’s people. They began to work on the house of their God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, 15 on September 21[c] of the second year of King Darius’s reign.

Notas al pie

  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.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on September 21, 520 B.c.; also see note on 1:1a.