1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first [day] of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of the prophet Aggaeus, saying, Speak to Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, of the tribe of Juda, and to Jesus the son of Josedec, the high priest, saying, 2 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, saying, This people say, The time is not come to build the house of the Lord. 3 And the word of the Lord came by the hand of the prophet Aggaeus, saying, 4 Is it time for you to dwell in your ceiled houses, whereas our house is desolate? 5 And now thus saith the Lord Almighty; Consider your ways, I pray you. 6 Ye have sown much, but brought in little; ye have eaten, and are not satisfied; ye have drunk, and are not satisfied with drink, ye have clothed yourselves, and have not become warm thereby: and he that earns wages has gathered [them] into a bag full of holes. 7 Thus saith the Lord Almighty; Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the mountain, and cut timber; build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and be glorified, saith the Lord. 9 Ye looked for much, and there came little; and it was brought into the house, and I blew it away. Therefore thus saith the Lord Almighty, Because my house is desolate, and ye run everyone into his own house; 10 therefore shall the sky withhold dew, and the earth shall keep back her produce. 11 And I will bring a sword upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the wine, and upon the oil, and all that the earth produces, and upon the men, and upon the cattle, and upon all the labours of their hands. 12 And Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, of the tribe of Juda, and Jesus the son of Josedec, the high priest, and all the remnant of the people, hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of the prophet Aggaeus, according as the Lord their God had sent him to them, and the people feared before the Lord. 13 And Aggaeus the Lord’s messenger spoke among the messengers of the Lord to the people, [saying], I am with you, saith the Lord. 14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, of the tribe of Juda, and the spirit of Jesus the son of Josedec, the high priest, and the spirit of the remnant of all the people; and they went in, and wrought in the house of the Lord Almighty their God, 15 on the four and twentieth [day] of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
ΕΝ τῷ δευτέρῳ ἔτει ἐπὶ Δαρείου τοῦ βασιλέως, ἐν τῷ μηνὶ τῷ ἕκτῳ, μιᾷ τοῦ μηνός, ἐγένετο λόγος Κυρίου ἐν χειρὶ ᾿Αγγαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγων· εἰπὸν πρὸς Ζοροβάβελ τὸν τοῦ Σαλαθιὴλ ἐκ φυλῆς ᾿Ιούδα καὶ πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν τὸν τοῦ ᾿Ιωσεδὲκ τὸν ἱερέα τὸν μέγαν λέγων· 2 τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ λέγων· ὁ λαὸς οὗτος λέγουσιν· οὐχ ἥκει ὁ καιρὸς τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου. 3 καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος Κυρίου ἐν χειρὶ ᾿Αγγαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγων· 4 εἰ καιρὸς μὲν ὑμῖν ἐστι τοῦ οἰκεῖν ἐν οἴκοις ὑμῶν κοιλοστάθμοις, ὁ δὲ οἶκος οὗτος ἐξηρήμωται; 5 καὶ νῦν τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· τάξατε δὴ καρδίας ὑμῶν εἰς τὰς ὁδούς ὑμῶν. 6 ἐσπείρατε πολλὰ καὶ εἰσηνέγκατε ὀλίγα, ἐφάγετε καὶ οὐκ εἰς πλησμονήν, ἐπίετε καὶ οὐκ εἰς μέθην, περιεβάλεσθε καὶ οὐκ ἐθερμάνθητε ἐν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ὁ τοὺς μισθοὺς συνάγων συνήγαγεν εἰς δεσμὸν τετρυπημένον. 7 τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· θέσθε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν εἰς τὰς ὁδοὺς ὑμῶν· 8 ἀνάβητε εἰς τὸ ὄρος καὶ κόψατε ξύλα καὶ οἰκοδομήσατε τὸν οἶκον, καὶ εὐδοκήσω ἐν αὐτῷ καὶ ἐνδοξασθήσομαι, εἶπε Κύριος. 9 ἐπεβλέψατε εἰς πολλά, καὶ ἐγένετο ὀλίγα· καὶ εἰσηνέχθη εἰς τὸν οἶκον, καὶ ἐξεφύσησα αὐτά. διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ὁ οἶκός μού ἐστιν ἔρημος, ὑμεῖς δὲ διώκετε ἕκαστος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ, 10 διὰ τοῦτο ἀνέξει ὁ οὐρανὸς ἀπὸ δρόσου, καὶ ἡ γῆ ὑποστελεῖται τὰ ἐκφόρια αὐτῆς· 11 καὶ ἐπάξω ρομφαίαν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ὄρη καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν σῖτον καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν οἶνον καὶ ἐπὶ τὸ ἔλαιον καὶ ὅσα ἐκφέρει ἡ γῆ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ κτήνη καὶ ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς πόνους τῶν χειρῶν αὐτῶν. 12 καὶ ἤκουσε Ζοροβάβελ ὁ τοῦ Σαλαθιὴλ ἐκ φυλῆς ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὁ τοῦ ᾿Ιωσεδὲκ ὁ ἱερεὺς ὁ μέγας καὶ πάντες οἱ κατάλοιποι τοῦ λαοῦ τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ αὐτῶν καὶ τῶν λόγων τοῦ ᾿Αγγαίου τοῦ προφήτου, καθότι ἐξαπέστειλεν αὐτὸν Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς αὐτῶν πρὸς αὐτούς, καὶ ἐφοβήθη ὁ λαὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου Κυρίου. 13 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αγγαῖος ἄγγελος Κυρίου ἐν ἀγγέλοις Κυρίου τῷ λαῷ· ἐγώ εἰμι μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν, λέγει Κύριος. 14 καὶ ἐξήγειρε Κύριος τὸ πνεῦμα Ζοροβάβελ τοῦ Σαλαθιὴλ ἐκ φυλῆς ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα ᾿Ιησοῦ τοῦ ᾿Ιωσεδὲκ τοῦ ἱερέως τοῦ μεγάλου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα τῶν καταλοίπων παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ, καὶ εἰσῆλθον καὶ ἐποίουν ἔργα ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου παντοκράτορος Θεοῦ αὐτῶν 15 τῇ τετράδι καὶ εἰκάδι τοῦ μηνὸς τοῦ ἕκτου, τῷ δευτέρῳ ἔτει, ἐπὶ Δαρείου τοῦ βασιλέως.