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Hageo 1

Primer oráculo: Exhortación a reedificar el templo

1El día primero del mes sexto del segundo año del rey Darío, vino palabra del Señor por medio del profeta Hageo a Zorobabel hijo de Salatiel, gobernador de Judá, y al sumo sacerdote Josué hijo de Josadac: «Así dice el Señor Todopoderoso: “Este pueblo alega que todavía no es el momento apropiado para ir a reconstruir la casa del Señor”».

También vino esta palabra del Señor por medio del profeta Hageo:

«¿Acaso es el momento apropiado
    para que ustedes residan en casas lujosas
    mientras que esta casa está en ruinas?»

Así dice ahora el Señor Todopoderoso:

«¡Reflexionen sobre su proceder!

»Ustedes siembran mucho, pero cosechan poco;
    comen, pero no quedan satisfechos;
beben, pero no llegan a saciarse;
    se visten, pero no logran abrigarse;
y al jornalero se le va su salario
    como por saco roto».

Así dice el Señor Todopoderoso:

«¡Reflexionen sobre su proceder!

»Vayan ustedes a los montes;
    traigan madera y reconstruyan mi casa.
Yo veré su reconstrucción con gusto,
    y manifestaré mi gloria
            —dice el Señor—.

»Ustedes esperan mucho,
    pero cosechan poco;
lo que almacenan en su casa,
    yo lo disipo de un soplo.
¿Por qué? ¡Porque mi casa está en ruinas,
mientras ustedes solo se ocupan de la suya!
            —afirma el Señor Todopoderoso—.

10 »Por eso, por culpa de ustedes, los cielos retuvieron el rocío y la tierra se negó a dar sus productos. 11 Yo hice venir una sequía sobre los campos y las montañas, sobre el trigo y el vino nuevo, sobre el aceite fresco y el fruto de la tierra, sobre los animales y los hombres, y sobre toda la obra de sus manos».

12 Zorobabel hijo de Salatiel, el sumo sacerdote Josué hijo de Josadac y todo el resto del pueblo obedecieron al Señor su Dios. Acataron las palabras del profeta Hageo, a quien el Señor su Dios había enviado. Y el pueblo sintió temor en la presencia del Señor. 13 Entonces Hageo su mensajero comunicó al pueblo el mensaje del Señor: «Yo estoy con ustedes. Yo, el Señor, lo afirmo». 14 Y el Señor inquietó de tal manera a Zorobabel hijo de Salatiel, gobernador de Judá, y al sumo sacerdote Josué hijo de Josadac, y a todo el resto del pueblo, que vinieron y empezaron a trabajar en la casa de su Dios, el Señor Todopoderoso. 15 Era el día veinticuatro del mes sexto del segundo año del rey Darío.

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Haggai 1

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.

Here 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.’ ”

So the message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said, “My temple is still destroyed. But you are living in your houses that have beautiful wooden walls.”

The Lord who rules over all says, “Think carefully about how you are living. You 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.”

He continues, “Think carefully about how you are living. Go 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. “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. 10 So because of what you have done, the heavens have held back the dew. And the earth has not produced its crops. 11 I 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.”

12 Zerubbabel 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.

13 Haggai 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.’ ” 14 So 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. 15 It was the 24th day of the sixth month.

The New Temple Will Be Beautiful

In the second year of King Darius,