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Haggaj 2

Guds herlighed skal fylde templet

1Den 21. dag i den syvende måned talte Herren igen til Haggaj: „Sig til Zerubbabel, Josva og resten af folket: Er der stadig nogen tilbage iblandt jer, som kan huske, hvor herligt det forrige tempel var? I sammenligning med det synes I sikkert, at det, I er ved at bygge, ikke ser ud af noget. Men jeg siger til dig, Zerubbabel: Tab ikke modet! Det samme siger jeg til dig, Josva: Tab ikke modet! Ja, jeg siger det til hele folket: Tab ikke modet! Fortsæt arbejdet, for jeg er med jer, og min Ånd er til stede midt iblandt jer, som jeg lovede jer, dengang I kom ud af Egypten. I har intet at frygte.

Snart vil jeg endnu en gang ryste himlen og jorden, både havet og landjorden. Ja, jeg vil ryste alle verdens nationer, så deres kostbarheder bliver bragt hertil, og jeg vil fylde templet med min herlighed. Sølvet og guldet tilhører nemlig mig.

I skal få at se, at dette tempel bliver herligere end det forrige tempel, for jeg vil lade min fred og velsignelse være over dette sted,” siger Herren, den Almægtige.

10 Den 24. dag i den niende måned samme år sagde Herren til profeten Haggaj: 11 „Stil præsterne følgende spørgsmål: 12 Hvis en af jer bærer et stykke helligt offerkød i sin kappe, og kappen kommer i berøring med brød eller kød, vin eller olie eller anden mad, bliver de andre ting så hellige?” Da Haggaj stillede dem det spørgsmål, svarede præsterne: „Nej!”

13 Haggaj fortsatte: „Hvis en person er blevet uren ved at røre et lig, betyder det så, at det, han kommer i berøring med, også bliver urent?” Hertil svarede præsterne: „Ja!”

14 Derefter sagde Haggaj: „Herren siger: Sådan var det også med jer, mit folk. I var urene i jeres forhold til mig. Derfor lykkedes jeres arbejde ikke, og jeres ofringer kunne jeg ikke acceptere.

15 Tænk over, hvordan det gik jer, før I begyndte genopbygningen af templet. 16 Dengang høstede I kun halvt så meget korn, som I havde regnet med, og fik kun 20 ankre vin, hvor I havde forventet 50. 17 Jeg ødelagde jeres afgrøder med skimmel, meldug og hagl, og alligevel vendte I jer ikke til mig.

18-19 Men læg mærke til, hvordan det går jer fra i dag, den 24. dag i den niende måned. I dag er templets fundament færdigt, og fra i dag vil jeg velsigne jer. Selvom I endnu ikke har tilsået jeres marker, og selvom vinstokkene, figentræerne, granatæbletræerne og oliventræerne endnu ikke bærer frugt, så vil jeg fra i dag velsigne jer!”

20 Samme dag fik Haggaj endnu et budskab fra Herren 21 til Zerubbabel. Budskabet lød: „Jeg ryster himlen og jorden, 22 jeg afsætter konger, tilintetgør stormagter og vælter deres stridsvogne. Heste og ryttere styrter, og hærene slår hinanden ihjel. 23 Til den tid vil jeg give min tjener Zerubbabel den samme autoritet, som jeg har,[a] for han er min udvalgte tjener,” siger Herren den Almægtige.

  1. 2,23 Ordret: „Jeg vil tage dig, Zerubbabel, min tjener, og gøre dig til en seglring.” Zerubbabel var af Davids slægt og repræsenterede således Davids rige. Seglringen henviser til den autoritet, som ejeren af ringen havde. Det er en profetisk hentydning til en kommende Davidssøn og opfyldes gennem Jesus, som er efterkommer af Zerubbabel (Matt. 1,12), en Guds tjener, som skulle blive grundvolden til et nyt „tempel” og oprette et nyt, åndeligt Davidsrige.

Amplified Bible

Haggai 2

The Builders Encouraged

1On the twenty-first day of the [a]seventh month (Oct 17, 520 b.c., the second year of Darius king of Persia), the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying, “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying, ‘Who is left among you who saw this [b]house (temple) in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison? But now be courageous, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord, ‘be courageous also, Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and be courageous, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ declares the Lord of hosts. ‘As for the promise which I made with you when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit stands [firm and immovable] and continues with you; do not fear!’ For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the desirable and precious things of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory and splendor,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord of hosts. ‘The latter [c]glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I shall give [the ultimate] peace and prosperity,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”

10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month (Dec 18, 520 b.c.), in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Haggai the prophet, saying, 11 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Ask the priests for a ruling: 12 If a man carries meat that is holy [because it has been offered in sacrifice to God] in the fold of his garment, and he touches bread, or cooked food, or wine, or oil, or any [kind of] food with this fold, does what he touches become holy [dedicated exclusively to God’s service]?’” And the priests answered, “No!” [[d]Holiness is not transferrable.] 13 Then Haggai said, “If one who is [ceremonially] unclean because of [contact with] a corpse touches any of these [articles of food], will it be unclean?” And the priests answered, “It will be unclean.” [Ceremonial uncleanness, like sin, is infectious.] 14 Then Haggai answered, “‘So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there [on the altar] is unclean [because they who offer it are unclean]. 15 But now, do consider [what will happen] from this day forward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the Lord, 16 from that time when one came to a grain heap expecting twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures, there would be only twenty. 17 I struck you and the work of your hands with scorching wind, mildew, and hail; yet you did not come back to Me,’ declares the Lord. 18 ‘Do consider from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month; from the day when the temple of the Lord was founded, consider: 19 Is the seed still in the barn? As to the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree—they have not produced. Yet from this day on I will bless you [in the harvest of your crops].’”

20 And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month (Dec 18, 520 b.c.), saying, 21 “Speak to [e]Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. 22 I will [in the distant future] overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the [ungodly] nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them, and the horses and their riders will go down, every one by the sword of his brother [annihilating one another]. 23 On that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, My servant,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you [through the Messiah, your descendant] like a [f]signet ring, for I have chosen you [as the one with whom to renew My covenant to David’s line],’” declares the Lord of hosts.

  1. Haggai 2:1 During the seventh month three major feast days were celebrated: Feast of Trumpets on the first day, the Day of Atonement on the tenth day, and the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles) on the fifteenth day (Lev 23:23-36).
  2. Haggai 2:3 Solomon’s temple had been destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 b.c., some sixty-six years previously.
  3. Haggai 2:9 I.e. at the Second Coming of Christ.
  4. Haggai 2:12 The meat is holy of itself and renders the fold of the garment holy by contact, but the garment cannot transfer holiness. The same is not true of a person who has contracted defilement by contact (v 13), so it is easier to be defiled than to be holy.
  5. Haggai 2:21 Zerubbabel serves as the representative of the Davidic monarchy and covenant and in direct line of the ancestry of Jesus Christ.
  6. Haggai 2:23 The authoritative seal signifying the fulfillment of the Messianic promises.