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Haggai 1:1-15

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,

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Hageo 1:1-15

Ang Panawagan ng Dios na Muling Ipatayo ang Templo

1Noong unang araw ng ikaanim na buwan, nang ikalawang taon ng paghahari ni Darius sa Persia, may sinabi ang Panginoon kina Zerubabel at Josue sa pamamagitan ni Propeta Hageo. Si Zerubabel na anak ni Shealtiel ang gobernador ng Juda, at si Josue na anak ni Jehozadak ang punong pari.

2-3Ito ang sinabi ng Panginoong Makapangyarihan sa pamamagitan ni Propeta Hageo, “Sinasabi ninyo na hindi pa ito ang panahon upang muling itayo ang aking templo. 4Matitiis nʼyo bang tumira sa magagandang bahay habang wasak ang templo? 5Isipin ninyo ang mga nangyayari sa inyo. 6Marami ang inihasik ninyo, pero kakaunti ang inyong ani. May pagkain nga kayo, pero kulang. May inumin nga kayo, pero hindi rin sapat. May damit kayo, pero giniginaw pa rin kayo. At may tinatanggap kayong sweldo, pero kulang pa rin. 7Kaya isipin ninyo ang mga nangyayari sa inyo. 8Ngayon, umakyat kayo sa bundok at kumuha ng mga kahoy, at itayo ninyong muli ang templo. Sa ganitong paraan, masisiyahan ako at mapaparangalan. Ako, ang Panginoon, ang nagsasabi nito.”

9Sinabi pa ng Panginoong Makapangyarihan, “Marami ang aning inaasahan ninyo, pero kakaunti lang ang naani ninyo. At sinira ko pa ito nang iuwi ninyo sa inyong bahay. Ginawa ko ito dahil wasak ang aking templo habang ang bawat isa sa inyo ay abalang gumagawa ng bahay ninyo. 10Kaya dahil sa inyo, ang langit ay hindi na magbibigay ng hamog, at ang lupa ay hindi na magbibigay ng ani. 11Pinatuyo ko ang lupain at ang mga kabundukan, kaya naapektuhan ang mga butil, katas ng ubas, langis, at ang iba pang mga ani, maging ang mga tao, at ang kanilang mga hayop at mga pananim.”

12At sinunod nga nina Zerubabel, Josue, at ng lahat ng Israelitang nakabalik sa Israel mula sa pagkabihag sa Babilonia ang sinabi ng Panginoon na kanilang Dios sa pamamagitan ni Propeta Hageo na kanyang sugo. Sa pamamagitan nito, ipinakita nila ang kanilang paggalang sa Panginoon.

13Sinabi ni Hageo na sugo ng Panginoon sa mga Israelita, “Sinasabi ng Panginoon na kasama ninyo siya.” 14Pinalakas ng Panginoon ang loob nina Zerubabel, Josue, at ng lahat ng Israelitang nakabalik sa Israel, upang muling itayo ang templo ng kanilang Panginoong Dios na Makapangyarihan. 15Sinimulan nila ang pagtatayo ng templo noong ika-24 na araw ng ikaanim na buwan, nang ikalawang taon ng paghahari ni Darius.