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hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying,

11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.

13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.

14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward,

from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

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

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, saith the Lord.

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 of the Lord's temple was laid, consider it.

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.

20 And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,

21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

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.

23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

ZECHARIAH.

CHAP. I.

not as your

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

2 The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers. .

3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Be ye

fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord.

5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers ? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with

hind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

9 Then said, I O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

u And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years ?

13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.

14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.

15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies : my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the

us.

7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and be

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the Lord: for I have spread you prosperity shall yet be spread a- abroad as the four winds of the heabroad; and the LORD shall yet ven, saith the LORD. comfort Zion, and shall yet choose 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that Jerusalein.

dwellest with the daughter of Ba18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, bylon. and saw, and behold four horns.

8 For thus saith the LORD of 19 And I said unto the angel that hosts; After the glory hath he sent talked with me, What be these? And me unto the nations which spoilhe answered me, These are the horns ed you: for he that toucheth you which have scattered Judah, Israel, toucheth the apple of his eye. and Jerusalem.

9 For, behold, I will shake mine 20 And the LORD shewed me four hand upon them, and they shall be carpenters.

a spoil to their servants: and

shall 21 Then said I, What come these know that the Lord of hosts hath to do? And he spake, saying, These sent me. are the horns which have scattered 10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Judah, so that no man did lift up of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will his head : but these are come to fray dwell in the midst of thee, saith the them, to cast out the horns of the LORD. Gentiles, wbich lifted up their horn 11 And many nations shall be over the land of Judah to scatter it. joined to the Lord in that day,

and shall be my people: and I will CHAP. II.

dwell in the midst of thee, and thou

shalt know that the LORD of hosts I Lifted up mine eyes again, and hath sent me unto thee. looked, and behold a man with a 12 And the LORD shall inherit measuring line in his hand.

Judah his portion in the holy land, 2 Then said I, Whither goest and shall choose Jerusalem again. thou? And he said unto me, To 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before measure Jerusalem, to see what is the LORD: for he is raised up out the breadth thereof, and what is the of his holy habitation. length thereof. 3 And, behold, the angel that talk

CHAP. III. ed with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet bim,

AND he shewed me Joshua the 4 And said unto him, Run, speak high priest standing before the anto this young man, saying, Jerusa- gel of the LORD, and Satan standlem shall be inbabited as towns with- ing at his right hand to resist him. out walls for the multitude of men 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, and cattle therein :

The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be even the LORD that hath chosen Jeunto her a wall of fire round about, rusalem rebuke thee: is not this a and will be the glory in the midst brand plucked out of the fire? of her.

3 Now Joshua was clothed with 6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee filthy garments, and stood before from the land of the north, saith the angel.

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