King James Version

Haggai 1:1-15

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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Haggajs Bog 1:1-15

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

2„Hør hvad Gud, den Almægtige, siger: Hvorfor siger folk, at tiden endnu ikke er inde til at genopbygge mit tempel? 3-4Mener I virkelig, at det er rigtigt af jer at bo i fornemme huse, når mit hus stadig ligger i ruiner? 5Tænk over, hvordan det går med jer: 6I 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. 7Se jer omkring og tænk over situationen.

8Gå 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.

9I 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. 10Derfor holder jeg regnen tilbage, så I får en dårlig høst. 11Jeg 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.”

12Da 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.

13Profeten Haggaj gav da folket følgende ord fra Herren: „Jeg vil være med jer og velsigne jer!” 14-15Og 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.