Neviim Akharonim Chagai Chapter 2

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The Second Message of Encouragement:

The future Glory of the Temple

2:1 Ba Shevii (Tishri) be esrim ve echad la hodesh, came Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) by ha Navi Chagai (חגּי), saying:

2:2 Speak now to Zeruv-Bavel Ben Sh'altiel (שׁאלתּיאל), governor of Yehudah, and to Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Ben Yeho'tzadak (יהוצדק), Kohen ha Gadol, and to the residue of the people, saying,

2:3 Who [is] left among you that saw this Beit in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? [is it] not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zeruv-Bavel, said ADONAI (יהוה); and be strong, O Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Ben Yeho'tzadak (יהוצדק), Kohen ha Gadol; and be strong, all ye people of the land, said ADONAI (יהוה), and work: for I [am] with you, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot:

2:5 [According to] the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Mitzrayim, so my ruach remains among you: fear ye not.

2:6 For Ko amar ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot:

Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the shamayim, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land];

2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this Beit with glory, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot.

2:8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot.

2:9 The glory of this latter Beit shall be greater than of the former, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot: and in this place will I give peace, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot.

The Second Message of rebuke

2:10 Be esrim ve arba la teshii nat shetayim shaneh le Daryavesh, came ha Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) by Chagai (חגּי) ha Navi, saying:

2:11 Ko amar ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot;

Ask now ha Kohanim [concerning] the Torah, saying,

2:12 If one bear set apart flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch lechem, or pottage, or yayin, or shemen (oil), or cooked food, shall it be set apart? And the kohanim answered and said, No.

2:13 Then said Chagai (חגּי), If [one that is] tamei by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be tamei? And the Kohanim answered and said, It shall be tamei.

2:14 Then answered Chagai (חגּי), and said:

So [is] this people, and so [is] this nation before me, said ADONAI (יהוה); and so [is] every work of their hands; and that which they offer there [is] tamei.

2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the Heikhel ADONAI (יהוה):

2:16 Since those [days] were, when [one] came to an heap of twenty [measures], there were [but] ten: when [one] came to the wine vat for to draw out fifty [vessels] out of the press, there were [but] twenty.

2:17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye [turned] not to me, said ADONAI (יהוה).

2:18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth [month, even] from the day that the foundation Heikhel ADONAI (יהוה) was laid, consider [it].

2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless [you].

The Third Message of Encourage:

The Final overflow of Goyim world power

2:20 And again ha Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) came to Chagai (חגּי) in the four and twentieth [day] of the month, saying:

2:21 Speak to Zeruv-Bavel, governor of Yehudah, saying, I will shake the shamayim and the earth;

2:22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

2:23Kiv-Int-link.gif In that day, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, will I take you, O Zeruv-Bavel, my servant, Ben Sh'altiel (שׁאלתּיאל), said ADONAI (יהוה), and will make you as a signetStar-Dvd-blue.gif(kho tam, חותם ): for I have chosen you, said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot.


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2:1 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, ( October 17, 520 BC)

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

2:23 The phraseology of the "signet (kho tam, חותם ) ring" here implies that the curse was lifted. The signet (kho tam, חותם ) ring indicates that divine authority to rule is committed to the Messiah