Za Kumanga Nyumba ya Yehova
1Chaka chachiwiri cha Mfumu Dariyo, tsiku loyamba la mwezi wachisanu ndi chimodzi, Yehova anapatsa mneneri Hagai uthenga wopita kwa Zerubabeli mwana wa Sealatieli, bwanamkubwa wa Yuda, ndiponso kwa mkulu wa ansembe Yoswa mwana wa Yehozadaki:
2Yehova Wamphamvuzonse akuti, “Anthu awa amanena kuti, ‘Nthawi sinafike yoti nʼkumanga Nyumba ya Yehova.’ ”
3Tsono Yehova anayankhula ndi mneneri Hagai kuti, 4“Kodi ino ndi nthawi yoti inuyo muzikhala mʼnyumba zomanga bwino, pamene Nyumba yangayi ikanali bwinja?”
5Tsono zimene Yehova Wamphamvuzonse akunena ndi izi, “Ganizirani bwino njira zanu. 6Mwadzala zambiri, koma mwakolola zochepa. Mumadya, koma simukhuta. Mumamwa, koma ludzu lanu silitha. Mumavala, koma simumva kutentha. Mumalandira malipiro, koma ndalama zanu zimatha ngati mwaziyika mʼthumba lobowoka.”
7Yehova Wamphamvuzonse akuti, “Ganizirani bwino njira zanu. 8Pitani ku mapiri ndipo mukatenge matabwa oti mudzamangire Nyumba yanga, kuti ndikondwere nayo ndi kulandiramo ulemu,” akutero Yehova. 9“Mumayembekezera zambiri, koma taonani mwapeza pangʼono pokha. Zimene munazibweretsa ku nyumba, Ine ndinazimwaza. Nʼchifukwa chiyani?” Akutero Yehova Wamphamvuzonse. “Chifukwa Nyumba yanga ikanali bwinja, pamene aliyense wa inu watanganidwa kumanga nyumba yake. 10Choncho, chifukwa cha inu, mitambo yaleka kugwetsa mvula ndipo dziko lapansi laleka kutulutsa zomera. 11Ndabweretsa chilala pa minda ndi pa mapiri, chilala chawumitsa tirigu, mphesa, mafuta a olivi ndi chilichonse chimene chimamera pa nthaka, pa anthu ndi pa ngʼombe, ndi pa ntchito zonse za manja anu.”
12Pamenepo Zerubabeli mwana wa Sealatieli, mkulu wa ansembe Yoswa mwana wa Yehozadaki, ndi anthu onse otsala anamvera mawu a Yehova Mulungu wawo ndi uthenga wa Hagai, chifukwa anatumidwa ndi Yehova Mulungu wawo. Ndipo anthuwo anaopa Yehova.
13Tsono Hagai, mthenga wa Yehova, anapereka kwa anthuwo uthenga uwu wa Yehova: “Ine ndili nanu,” akutero Yehova. 14Kotero Yehova anakhudza mtima wa Zerubabeli mwana wa Sealatieli, bwanamkubwa wa Yuda, mtima wa Yoswa mwana wa Yehozadaki, mkulu wa ansembe, ndiponso mitima ya anthu onse otsala. Iwo anabwera ndi kuyamba ntchito yomanga Nyumba ya Yehova Wamphamvuzonse, Mulungu wawo, 15pa tsiku la 24 la mwezi wachisanu ndi chimodzi, wa chaka chachiwiri cha Mfumu Dariyo.
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.