Neviim Akharonim Chagai Chapter 1

Shneim Asar The Twelve

Theme: Rebuilding the Temple

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The First Message of rebuke

1:1 In the Shenayim shanah (2nd yr) le Daryavesh the melekh, in the sixth (Elul) month, in ha Yom Echad la hodesh, ha ya Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) by Chagai (חגּי) ha Navi el Zeruv-Bavel (זרבּבל) Ben Sh'altiel (שׁאלתּיאל), governor of Yehudah, and to Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Ben Yeho'tzadak (יהוצדק), Kohen haGadol, saying,

1:2 Thus speaks ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, saying:

This people say, The time is not come, the time that Beit ADONAI (יהוה) should be built.

The condition of the exiles:

Hashem's disciple because of disobedience

1:3 Then came Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) by Chagai (חגּי) ha Navi, saying:

1:4 [Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your paneled batim, and this Beit [lie] waste?

1:5 Ve ata ko amar ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot;

Simu Levavkhem al-darkheikhem:

Consider your ways.

1:6  You have sown 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.”

1:7 Ko amar ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot:

Simu Levavkhem al-darkheikhem:

Consider your ways.

1:8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the Beit; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, said ADONAI (יהוה).

1:9   You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, “Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.

1:10 Therefore the shamayim over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed [from] her fruit.

1:11 And 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.

The First Message of Encouragement

1:12 Then Zeruv-Bavel Ben Sh'altiel (שׁאלתּיאל), and Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Ben Yeho'tzadak (יהוצדק), the Kohen Gadol, with all the she'erit (remnant) of the people, obeyed the voice of ADONAI (יהוה) their Elohim (אלהים), and the words of Chagai (חגּי) ha Navi, as ADONAI (יהוה) their Elohim (אלהים) had sent him, and the people did fear before ADONAI (יהוה).

1:13 Then spake Chagai (חגּי) ADONAI (יהוה)'S messenger in ADONAI (יהוה)'S message to the people, saying:

I [am] with you, said ADONAI (יהוה).

1:14 And ADONAI (יהוה) stirred up the ruach of Zeruv-Bavel Ben Sh'altiel (שׁאלתּיאל), governor of Yehudah, and the ruach of Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Ben Yeho'tzadak (יהוצדק), Kohen ha Gadol, and the ruach of all the she'erit (remnant) of the people; and they came and did work in the Beit ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, their Elohim (אלהים),

1:15 Be yom esrim ve arba a la hodesh ba shishi bish nat shetayim shaneh le Daryavesh the melekh.


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

Chaggai - Chag the name meaning "festival.