Haggai 2:1
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New International Version
on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:

New Living Translation
Then on October 17 of that same year, the LORD sent another message through the prophet Haggai.

English Standard Version
In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet:

New American Standard Bible
On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet saying,

King James Bible
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through Haggai the prophet: "

International Standard Version
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, this message from the LORD came by Haggai the prophet:

NET Bible
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the LORD spoke again through the prophet Haggai:

New Heart English Bible
In the seventh month, in the twenty-first day of the month, the Word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the LORD spoke his word through the prophet Haggai. He said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying:

New American Standard 1977
On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the seventh month, in the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of the prophet Haggai, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

American King James Version
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

American Standard Version
In the seventh month , in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the seventh month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Aggeus the prophet, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
In the seventh [month], on the one and twentieth [day] of the month, came the word of Jehovah by the prophet Haggai, saying,

English Revised Version
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

World English Bible
In the seventh month, in the twenty-first day of the month, the Word of Yahweh came by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
In the seventh month, in the twenty and first of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying:
Study Bible
Greater Glory in New Temple
1On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet saying, 2"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,…
Cross References
Haggai 1:1
In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

Haggai 1:15
on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.
Treasury of Scripture

In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

the seventh.

Haggai 2:10,20 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year …

Haggai 1:15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year …

the prophet. Heb. the hand of the prophet, etc.

Haggai 1:1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the …

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy …

II.

(1-9) The Third Utterance.--This utterance treats of the glory which, in a later time, is to attach itself to the sacred spot whereon the returned exiles are labouring. It was intended more especially as a message of consolation to those who remembered Solomon's magnificent structure, and who now gazed sadly on the humble proportions of its successor.

(1) In the one and twentieth day.--Here, again, the day selected is significant. The twenty-first day of the seventh month (Tisri) was the seventh and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles. This was the festival of harvest thanksgiving, and its occurrence had always been marked by observances of a peculiarly joyous character. Moreover, the sacrifices on this occasion were very numerous--the number prescribed by the Talmud for the first day exceeding that of any other day in the year. Thus the scanty harvest and the small beginnings of the Lord's House would both be brought into prominence. It would be but natural if feelings of despondency were excited among those who were old enough to remember the Temple of Solomon, with its costly accessories and elaborate ceremonial, and the festive rites wherewith the "joy in harvest" had expressed itself in a more prosperous time. There is no ground, however, for supposing that the prophet was himself one of these aged persons-

Verse 1-ch. 2:9. - Part II. THE SECOND ADDRESS: THE GLORY OF THE NEW TEMPLE. Vers. 1-5 - § 1. The prophet comforts whose who grieve at the comparative poverty of the new building with the assurance of the Divine protection and favour. Verse 1. - In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month. The seventh month is Ethanim or Tisri, answering to parts of September and Ootober. The twenty-first was the last and great day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34, etc.), when It was the custom to celebrate the ingathering of the harvest. The joyous nature of this festival was sadly marred on this occasion. Their crops were scanty, and they had. no temple in whose courts they might assemble to pay their vows and offer their thank offerings. The building which had begun to make some progress only the mere showed its poverty. Everything tended to make them contrast the present with the past. But God mercifully relieves their despondency with a new message. By the prophet Haggai (see note on Haggai 1:1). In the seventh month,.... The month Tisri, which answers to part of September and part of October:

in the one and twentieth day of the month; being a month, wanting three days, from the time the Jews came and worked in the house of the Lord, Haggai 1:14 it was toward the close of the feast of tabernacles: see Leviticus 23:34,

came the word of the Lord by the Prophet Haggai; the word of prophecy, as the Targum: this was from the Lord, not from the prophet himself; he was only the messenger sent with it to deliver it:

saying; to him the prophet, giving him orders as follow: CHAPTER 2

Hag 2:1-9. Second Prophecy. The people, discouraged at the inferiority of this temple to Solomon's, are encouraged nevertheless to persevere, because God is with them, and this house by its connection with Messiah's kingdom shall have a glory far above that of gold and silver.

1. seventh month—of the Hebrew year; in the second year of Darius' reign (Hag 1:1); not quite a month after they had begun the work (Hag 1:15). This prophecy was very shortly before that of Zechariah.2:1-9 Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. But they could not build such a temple then, as Solomon built. Though our gracious God is pleased if we do as well as we can in his service, yet our proud hearts will scarcely let us be pleased, unless we do as well as others, whose abilities are far beyond ours. Encouragement is given the Jews to go on in the work notwithstanding. They have God with them, his Spirit and his special presence. Though he chastens their transgressions, his faithfulness does not fail. The Spirit still remained among them. And they shall have the Messiah among them shortly; He that should come. Convulsions and changes would take place in the Jewish church and state, but first should come great revolutions and commotions among the nations. He shall come, as the Desire of all nations; desirable to all nations, for in him shall all the earth be blessed with the best of blessings; long expected and desired by all believers. The house they were building should be filled with glory, very far beyond Solomon's temple. This house shall be filled with glory of another nature. If we have silver and gold, we must serve and honour God with it, for the property is his. If we have not silver and gold, we must honour him with such as we have, and he will accept us. Let them be comforted that the glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former, in what would be beyond all the glories of the first house, the presence of the Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord of glory, personally, and in human nature. Nothing but the presence of the Son of God, in human form and nature, could fulfil this. Jesus is the Christ, is He that should come, and we are to look for no other. This prophecy alone is enough to silence the Jews, and condemn their obstinate rejection of Him, concerning whom all their prophets spake. If God be with us, peace is with us. But the Jews under the latter temple had much trouble; but this promise is fulfilled in that spiritual peace which Jesus Christ has by his blood purchased for all believers. All changes shall make way for Christ to be desired and valued by all nations. And the Jews shall have their eyes opened to behold how precious He is, whom they have hitherto rejected.
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