In the second year of◦ Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first◦ day of◦ the month, was the word of Jehovah by the hand of Haggai the prophet to▵ Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to▵ Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the great priest, saying,
You have sown a multitude▵ of times, but bring··in little▵; you eat, but none are satisfied; you drink, but none drink··largely; you clothe yourselves, but none are warm; and he who earns··wages earns··wages into▵ a punctured bundle*.
You turned· your ·face to▵ many things, and, behold, it came to a few; and when you brought· it ·into the house, I blew▵ it away. Because of what? says◦ Jehovah of Armies. Because of My house, which is a waste, and you◦ run, a man◦ to his own house.
And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the grain, and upon the must*, and upon the olive··oil, and upon that which the ground brings··out, and upon man, and upon beast, and upon all the toil of the palms of the hands.
And Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the great priest, and all who··are··left of the people, obeyed the voice of Jehovah their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as◦ Jehovah their God had sent him, and the people feared before Jehovah.
And Jehovah stirred··up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the great priest, and the spirit of all who··are··left of the people; and they came and did what was useful in the house of Jehovah of Armies, their God,