Haggai Tells His People to Rebuild the Lord’s Temple
1A message from the Lord came to Haggai the prophet. Haggai gave it to Zerubbabel and Joshua. Zerubbabel was governor of Judah and the son of Shealtiel. Joshua was high priest and the son of Jozadak. The message came on the first day of the sixth month of the second year that Darius was king of Persia. Here is what Haggai said.
2Here is what the Lord who rules over all says. “The people of Judah say, ‘It’s not yet time to rebuild the Lord’s temple.’ ”
3So the message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said, 4“My temple is still destroyed. But you are living in your houses that have beautiful wooden walls.”
5The Lord who rules over all says, “Think carefully about how you are living. 6You have planted many seeds. But the crops you have gathered are small. So you eat. But you never have enough. You drink. But you are never full. You put on your clothes. But you are not warm. You earn your pay. But it will not buy everything you need.”
7He continues, “Think carefully about how you are living. 8Go up into the mountains. Bring logs down. Use them to rebuild the temple, my house. Then I will enjoy it. And you will honor me,” says the Lord. 9“You expected a lot. But you can see what a small amount it turned out to be. I blew away what you brought home. I’ll tell you why,” announces the Lord who rules over all. “Because my temple is still destroyed. In spite of that, each one of you is busy with your own house. 10So because of what you have done, the heavens have held back the dew. And the earth has not produced its crops. 11I ordered the rain not to fall on the fields and mountains. Then the ground did not produce any grain. There were not enough grapes to make fresh wine. The trees did not bear enough olives to make oil. People and cattle suffered. All your hard work failed.”
12Zerubbabel was the son of Shealtiel. Joshua the high priest was the son of Jozadak. They obeyed the Lord their God. So did all the Lord’s people who were still left alive. The Lord had given his message to them through me. He had sent me to speak to them. And the people had respect for him.
13Haggai was the Lord’s messenger. So Haggai gave the Lord’s message to the people. He told them, “The Lord announces, ‘I am with you.’ ” 14So the Lord stirred up the spirits of Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, and Joshua the high priest. The Lord also stirred up the rest of the people to help them. Then everyone began to work on the temple of the Lord who rules over all. He is their God. 15It was the 24th day of the sixth month.
The New Temple Will Be Beautiful
In the second year of King Darius,
Andũ kwĩrwo maake Nyũmba ya Jehova
11:1 Ezar 5:3; Math 1:12-13; 1Maũ 6:15Na rĩrĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ wa gũthamaka kwa Dario,1:1 Mũthamaki Dario aathamakaga bũrũri wa Perisia mwaka-inĩ wa 522 nginya 486 mbere ya gũciarwo gwa Kristũ. mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa gatandatũ, ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyakinyĩire Zerubabeli mũrũ wa Shealitieli, mwathi wa bũrũri wa Juda, na kũrĩ Joshua mũrũ wa Jehozadaki, mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene, na kanua ka mũnabii Hagai makĩĩrwo atĩrĩ,
21:2 Isa 13:4; Ezar 1:2Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Andũ aya moigaga atĩrĩ, ‘Ihinda ti ikinyu rĩa gwakĩra Jehova nyũmba.’ ”
3Ningĩ ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova ĩgĩũka na kanua ka mũnabii Hagai ĩkĩũria atĩrĩ, 41:4 2Sam 7:2“Anga nĩ ihinda rĩanyu inyuĩ ene rĩa gũikara nyũmba iria ngʼemie na mbaũ rĩrĩa nyũmba ĩno yakwa ĩikarĩte ĩrĩ nyanangĩku?”
51:5 Maca 3:40; Hag 2:15Na rĩrĩ, Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Mwĩcũraniei wega ũrĩa mĩthiĩre yanyu ĩtariĩ. 61:6 Isa 5:10; Zek 8:10Mũhaandĩte irio nyingĩ, no mũkagetha o tũnini. Mũrĩĩaga no mũtihũũnaga. Mũnyuuaga no mũtinyootokaga. Mwĩhumbaga nguo no mũtiiguaga ũrugarĩ. Ningĩ ũrĩa ũthũkũmaga, aanyiita mũcaara wake awĩkagĩra mũhuko ũrĩ na marima.”
7Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Mwĩcũraniei wega ũrĩa mĩthiĩre yanyu ĩtariĩ. 81:8 Thab 132:13-14; Jer 13:11Ambatai irĩma-inĩ mũgĩĩre mbaũ, mũũke mũnjakĩre nyũmba, nĩgeetha niĩ ndĩmĩkenagĩre na nduĩke wa gũtĩĩagwo,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga. 91:9 Gũcook 28:38; Thab 103:16Mwerĩgagĩrĩra uumithio mũingĩ, no rĩrĩ, mũkĩona o kĩndũ kĩnini. Kĩrĩa mwainũkirie, ngĩkĩũmbũra na mĩhũmũ yakwa. Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekũũria atĩrĩ, “Ndeekire ũguo nĩkĩ? Ndeekire ũguo nĩ ũndũ wa nyũmba yakwa, ĩrĩa ĩikarĩte ĩrĩ nyanangĩku, rĩrĩa o ũmwe wanyu arahangʼĩra maũndũ ma nyũmba yake mwene. 101:10 Gũcook 28:24; Alaw 26:19Nĩ ũndũ wanyu, igũrũ nĩrĩregete gũita ime, nayo thĩ ĩkarega na maciaro mayo. 111:11 Ndar 18:12; Hag 2:17Nĩndatũmire bũrũri wage mbura mĩgũnda-inĩ na irĩma-inĩ, o na ngĩũmia ngano, na ngĩniina ndibei ya mũhihano na maguta na kĩrĩa gĩothe thĩ ĩciaraga, na ngĩnyiihia andũ na mahiũ, na ngĩthũkia wĩra wa moko manyu.”
12Ningĩ Zerubabeli mũrũ wa Shealitieli, na Joshua mũrũ wa Jehozadaki, mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene, na matigari mothe ma andũ, magĩathĩkĩra mũgambo wa Jehova Ngai wao, o na ndũmĩrĩri ya mũnabii Hagai, tondũ nĩ Jehova Ngai wao wamũtũmĩte. Nao andũ acio magĩĩtigĩra Jehova.
131:13 Kĩam 26:3; Arom 8:31Ningĩ Hagai mũtũmwo wa Jehova akĩheana ndũmĩrĩri ĩno ya Jehova kũrĩ andũ, akĩmeera atĩrĩ: Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩ hamwe na inyuĩ.” 141:14 Ezar 5:2Nake Jehova akĩarahũra roho wa Zerubabeli mũrũ wa Shealitieli, mwathi wa Juda, na roho wa Joshua mũrũ wa Jehozadaki, mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene, o na roho wa andũ othe arĩa maatigarĩte, nao magĩũka, makĩambĩrĩria kũruta wĩra wa nyũmba ya Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe, Ngai wao. 15Kwarĩ mũthenya wa mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na ĩna, mweri wa gatandatũ, mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ wa gũthamaka kwa Dario.