then (A)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and (B)the prophets of God were with them supporting them.

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Haggai Begins Temple Building

In the (A)second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet (B)Haggai to (C)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, (D)governor of Judah, and to (E)Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

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Then he [a]said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to (A)Zerubbabel saying, ‘(B)Not by might nor by power, but by My (C)Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘What are you, O great (D)mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with (E)shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

Also the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “The hands of Zerubbabel have (F)laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will (G)finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to [b]you. 10 For who has despised the day of (H)small things? [c]But these (I)seven will be glad when they see the [d](J)plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the (K)eyes of the Lord which (L)range to and fro throughout the earth.”

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  1. Zechariah 4:6 Lit said to me, saying
  2. Zechariah 4:9 Lit you (plural)
  3. Zechariah 4:10 Or But they will rejoice when they see...Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the Lord
  4. Zechariah 4:10 Lit plummet stone

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