To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 In the second year of Daryawesh the melech, in the sixth chodesh, on the first yom of the chodesh, came The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by Chaggai the navi to Zerubbavel the son of Shealti-El, governor of Yahudah and to Yahusha the son of Yehotsadak, the Kohen HaGadol, saying,
2 This says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, This people says, The time has not come, the time that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s Bayit should be rebuilt.
3 Then came The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 through Chaggai the navi, saying,
4 Is it time for you, to dwell in your paneled houses and this Bayit lies in waste?
5 Now therefore this says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot; Consider your halachot.
6 You have sown much and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourself, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes.
7 This says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot; Consider your halachot.
8 Go up to the har and bring wood and build the Bayit; and I will take pleasure in it and I will be esteemed, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
9 You looked for much and, see, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? Says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot. Because of My Bayit that is ruined and you run every man to his own bayit.
10 Therefore the shamayim over you have withheld the dew and the earth has withheld her fruit.
11 And I called for a drought upon the land and upon the mountains and upon the grain and upon the new wine and upon the oil and upon that which the ground brings forth and upon men and upon cattle and upon all the labor of their hands.
12 Then Zerubbavel the son of Shealti-El and Yahusha the son of Yehotsadak, the Kohen HaGadol, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Ahlohim and the Words of Chaggai the navi, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Ahlohim had sent him and the people did fear before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
13 Then spoke Chaggai 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s messenger,𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s message to all the people, saying, I AM with you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
14 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 stirred up the ruach of Zerubbavel the son of Shealti-El, governor of Yahudah and the ruach of Yahusha the son of Yehotsadak, the Kohen HaGadol and the ruach of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work on the Bayit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, their Ahlohim,
15 In the twenty-fourth yom of the sixth chodesh, in the second year of Daryawesh the melech.
2 In the seventh chodesh, on the twenty-first yom of the chodesh, came The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 through the navi Chaggai, saying,
2 Speak now to Zerubbavel the son of Shealti-El, governor of Yahudah and to Yahusha the son of Yehotsadak, the Kohen HaGadol and to the residue of the people, saying,
3 Who is left among you that saw this Bayit in its former tifereth? And how do you see it now? Is it not in your eyes by comparison as nothing?
4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbavel, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; and be strong, O Yahusha, son of Yehotsadak, the Kohen HaGadol; and be strong, all you people of eretz Yisrael, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and work: for I AM with you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot:
5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Mitzrayim, so My Ruach remains among you: fear not.
6 For this says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot; Yet once, it is a little while and I will shake the shamayim and the earth and the sea and the dry land;
7 And I will shake all goyim and the desire of all goyim shall come: and I will fill this Bayit with tifereth, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
8 The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
9 The tifereth of this latter Bayit shall be greater than of the former, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot: and in this place will I give shalom, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.
10 On the twenty-fourth yom of the ninth chodesh, in the second year of Daryawesh, came The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by Chaggai the navi, saying,
11 This says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot; Now ask the kohanim concerning the Torah saying,
12 If one bears kadosh meat in the fold of his garment and with the edge he touches lechem, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any food, shall it be kadosh? And the kohanim answered and said, No.
13 Then said Chaggai, If one that is defiled by a dead gooff touches any of these, shall it be defiled? And the kohanim answered and said, It shall be defiled.
14 Then answered Chaggai and said, So is this people and so is this nation before Me, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is defiled.
15 And now, I ask you, consider from this yom forward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the Hekal of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
16 Since those yamim were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the winepress to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were only twenty.
17 I smote you with blight and with mildew and with hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you made no teshuvah to Me, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
18 Consider now from this yom and forward, from the twenty fourth yom of the ninth chodesh, even from the yom that the foundation of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s Hekal was laid; consider it.
19 Is the zera yet in the storehouse? Yes, but the vine and the fig eytz and the pomegranate and the olive eytz, have not brought forth fruit yet: from this yom will I bless you.
20 And again The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to Chaggai in the twenty-fourth yom of the chodesh, saying,
21 Speak to Zerubbavel, Governor of Yahudah, saying, I will shake the shamayim and the earth;
22 And I will overthrow the kesay of malchutim and I will destroy the strength of the malchutim of the heathen; and I will overthrow the mirkavot and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
23 In that yom, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot, will I take you, O Zerubbavel, My eved, the son of Shealti-El, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and will make you as a signet: for I have chosen you, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.