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22 I will overthrow royal thrones. I will annihilate the strength of national governments. I will overthrow chariots along with those who drive them. Both[a] horses and their riders will fall, each one by means of his comrade’s weapon.[b] 23 On that day,’ declares the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will set you in place like a signet ring. For I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.”

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Footnotes

  1. Haggai 2:22 The Heb. lacks Both
  2. Haggai 2:22 Lit. sword

22 I will overturn(A) royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.(B) I will overthrow chariots(C) and their drivers; horses and their riders(D) will fall, each by the sword of his brother.(E)

23 “‘On that day,(F)’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant(G) Zerubbabel(H) son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring,(I) for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

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