1In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, 1.1 by: Heb. by the hand of1.1 governor: or, captain 2Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built. 3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? 5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.1.5 Consider…: Heb. Set your heart on your ways 6Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.1.6 with holes: Heb. pierced through
7¶ Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.1.7 Consider…: Heb. Set your heart on your ways 8Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. 9Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.1.9 blow…: or, blow it away 10Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 11And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
12¶ Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD. 13Then spake Haggai the LORD’s messenger in the LORD’s message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD. 14And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, 15In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
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1Ɔsram a ɛto so asia no da a edi kan wɔ Ɔhene Dario adedi afe a ɛto so abien so no, Awurade nam Odiyifo Hagai so, de asɛm maa Sealtiel babarima ne Yuda amrado Serubabel ne Ɔsɔfopanyin Yehosadak babarima Yosua. 2Asɛm a Asafo Awurade ka ni: “Nnipa no reka se, ‘Bere no nya nnuu sɛ wosi Awurade fi no.’ ”
3Afei, Awurade de saa asɛm yi faa Odiyifo Hagai so: 4“Saa bere yi a me fi yi abubu yi na mo de, motete mo afi a wɔaduradura mu yi ana?”
5Asɛm a, Asafo Awurade ka ni: “Munnwen mo akwan ho yiye. 6Muduaa bebree, nanso mutwaa kakraa bi. Mudidi, nanso mommee. Monom, nanso osukɔm de mo ara. Mohyɛ ntade, nanso ɛnka mo hyew. Munya akatua, na mode gu sika nkotoku a wɔatutu mu atokuru mu.”
7Asɛm a Asafo Awurade ka ni: “Munnwen mo akwan ho yiye. 8Afei momforo nkɔ nkoko no atifi, na momfa nnua mmra mmesi me fi no. Na mʼani begye ho, na wɔahyɛ me anuonyam.” Saa na Awurade ka. 9“Mo ani daa bebree so, nanso ɛyɛɛ kakraa bi. Na mode baa fie no, mihuw gui. Dɛn ntia?” Efisɛ, “me fi abubu.” Saa na Asafo Awurade ka, “bere a mo ani abere resisi mo afi no. 10Mo nti na ɔsoro akyere obosu agyina, na asase nso akyere mo nnɔbae. 11Mahyɛ ɔpɛ sɛ, ensi mo mfuw ne nkoko1.11 Nkoko—Wɔyɛ atrapoe sɛso a ɛtrɛw wɔn nkoko so na wɔatumi adɔw, adua, atwa. so; ɔpɛ a ɛbɛhyew mo atoko ne mo bobe ne mo ngodua ne mo nnɔbae, ɛbɛyɛ ɔpɛ a ebesi mo ne mo anantwi mu, na asɛe dwuma biara a mode mo nsa adi.”
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12Na Sealtiel babarima Serubabel, Ɔsɔfopanyin Yehosadak babarima Yosua ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo nkae no tiee asɛm a efi Awurade, wɔn Nyankopɔn, ne Odiyifo Hagai a Awurade, wɔn Nyankopɔn, asoma no no. Na nnipa no de osuro maa Awurade. 13Na Hagai, Awurade somafo no, de saa asɛm yi a efi Awurade nkyɛn maa nkurɔfo no: “Meka mo ho.” Saa na Awurade se. 14Ɛno nti, Awurade kanyan Sealtiel babarima Serubabel a ɔyɛ Yuda amrado, Ɔsɔfopanyin Yehosadak babarima Yosua ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo nkae no nyinaa. Wobefii wɔn adwuma a ɛwɔ Asafo Awurade, wɔn Nyankopɔn, fi no ase, 15wɔ Ɔhene Dario adedi afe a ɛto so abien no, ɔsram a ɛto so asia no da a ɛto so aduonu anan no.