Haggai 1:13
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New International Version
Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: "I am with you," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave the people this message from the LORD: "I am with you, says the LORD!"

English Standard Version
Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD’s message, “I am with you, declares the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke by the commission of the LORD to the people saying, "'I am with you,' declares the LORD."

King James Bible
Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Haggai, the LORD's messenger, delivered the LORD's message to the people, "I am with you"--this is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with a special commission from the LORD: "'I am with you,' declares the LORD."

NET Bible
Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, spoke the LORD's word to the people: "I am with you!" says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD who had received the LORD's message, said to the people, "I am with you, declares the LORD."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then spoke Haggai the ambassador of the LORD in the embassy of the LORD unto the people, saying, I am with you, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Then spoke Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Then spoke Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message to the people, saying, I am with you, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Then spake Haggai Jehovah's messenger in Jehovah's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aggeus the messenger of the Lord, as one of the messengers of the Lord, spoke, saying to the people: I am with you, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Then spoke Haggai, Jehovah's messenger, in Jehovah's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then spoke Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message to the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
Then Haggai, Yahweh's messenger, spoke Yahweh's message to the people, saying, "I am with you," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And Haggai, messenger of Jehovah, in messages of Jehovah, speaketh to the people, saying: 'I am with you, an affirmation of Jehovah.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:12-15 The people returned to God in the way of duty. In attending to God's ministers, we must have respect to him that sent them. The word of the Lord has success, when by his grace he stirs up our spirits to comply with it. It is in the day of Divine power we are made willing. When God has work to be done, he will either find or make men fit to do it. Every one helped, as his ability was; and this they did with a regard to the Lord as their God. Those who have lost time, need to redeem time; and the longer we have loitered in folly, the more haste we should make. God met them in a way of mercy. Those who work for him, have him with them; and if he be for us, who can be against us? This should stir us up to be diligent.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Then spake Haggai. God hastens to accept their repentance and to assure them of his protection. The Lord's messenger. Haggai alone of the prophets uses this title of himself, implying that he came with authority and bearing a message from the Lord (comp. Numbers 20:16, where the word "angel" is by some applied to Moses). Malachi's very name expresses that he was the Lord's messenger, and he uses the term of the priest (Malachi 2:7), and of John the Baptist, and of Messiah himself (Malachi 3:1). In the Lord's message (1 Kings 13:18). In the special message of consolation which he was commissioned to deliver. The Septuagint rendering, ἐν ἀγγέλοις Κυρίου, "anong the angels of the Lord," led some to fancy that Haggai was an angel in human farm, which opinion is refuted by Jerome, in loc. I am with you (Haggai 2:4). A brief message comprised in two words, "I with you," yet full of comfort, promising God's presence, protection, aid, and blessing (comp. Genesis 28:15; Genesis 39:2; Joshua 1:5; Jeremiah 1:8; Matthew 28:20).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then spoke Haggai the Lord's messenger,.... Which some render "angel"; hence sprung that notion, imbibed by some, that he was not a man, but an angel; whereas this only respects his office, being sent of God as an ambassador in his name with a message to his people: he now observing what effect his prophecy had upon the people; they being convinced of their sin, and terrified with the judgments of God upon them, and fearing that worse still would attend them; in order to revive their spirits and comfort them, spake the words unto them which follow: and this he did

in the Lord's message unto the people; not of his own head, nor out of the pity of his own heart merely; but as a prophet of the Lord, having a fresh message from him to carry a promise to them for their comfort and encouragement:

saying, I am with you, saith the Lord; to pardon their sins; to accept their persons; to remove his rod from them; to assist them in the work of building the temple, they were now willing to engage in; to protect them from their enemies, and to strengthen them to go on with the work till they had finished it; a short promise, but a very full one: it was saying much in a little, and enough to remove all their fears, to scatter all their doubts, and to bear them up, and through all discouragements.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. the Lord's messenger—so the priests (Mal 2:7) are called (compare Ga 4:14; 2Pe 1:21).

in the Lord's message—by the Lord's authority and commission: on the Lord's embassage.

I am with you—(Mt 28:20). On the people showing the mere disposition to obey, even before they actually set to work, God passes at once from the reproving tone to that of tenderness. He hastens as it were to forget their former unfaithfulness, and to assure them, when obedient, that He both is and will be with them: Hebrew, "I with you!" God's presence is the best of blessings, for it includes all others. This is the sure guarantee of their success no matter how many their foes might be (Ro 8:31). Nothing more inspirits men and rouses them from torpor, than, when relying on the promises of divine aid, they have a sure hope of a successful issue [Calvin].

Haggai 1:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
The People Obey
12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, 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 showed reverence for the LORD. 13Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke by the commission of the LORD to the people saying, "'I am with you,' declares the LORD." 14So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,…
Cross References
Psalm 46:11
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 44:26
who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,' of the towns of Judah, 'They shall be rebuilt,' and of their ruins, 'I will restore them,'

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.

Malachi 2:7
"For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.

Malachi 3:1
"I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture

Then spoke Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message to the people, saying, I am with you, said the LORD.

the Lord's.

Judges 2:1 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, …

Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? …

Isaiah 44:26 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel …

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

I am.

Haggai 2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, said the LORD; and be strong, O …

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and …

2 Chronicles 20:17 You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand …

2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Isaiah 8:8-10 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he …

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through …

Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make you to this people a fenced brazen wall: and they …

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors …

Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with you, said the LORD, to save you: though I make a full …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

2 Timothy 4:17,22 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

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