1 In the asecond year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet bHaggai to cZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, dgovernor of Judah, and to eJoshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'This people says, "The time has not come, even the time for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt."'" 3 Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house alies desolate?" 5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways! 6 "You have asown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes." 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways! 8 "Go up to the mountains, bring wood and arebuild the temple, that I may be bpleased with it and be cglorified," says the Lord. 9 "aYou look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I bblow it away. Why?" declares the Lord of hosts, "Because of My house which clies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house. 10 "Therefore, because of you the asky has withheld its dew and the earth has withheld its produce. 11 "I called for a adrought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground produces, on bmen, on cattle, and on call the labor of your hands." 12 Then aZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and bJoshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, cobeyed 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 dshowed reverence for the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the amessenger of the Lord, spoke by the commission of the Lord to the people saying, " 'bI am with you,' declares the Lord." 14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of aZerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, agovernor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the bremnant of the people; and they came and cworked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.