Haggai 2:4

“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord, and bee strong, O Ioshua, sonne of Iosedech the high Priest, and be strong all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and worke: (for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD, 'take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' declares the LORD of hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith Jehovah; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith Jehovah, and work: for I am with you, saith Jehovah of hosts,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and get to work: for I am with you, says the Lord of armies:
- Basic English Bible

But now be strong, Zerubbabel, saith Jehovah; and be strong, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith Jehovah, and work: for I am with you, saith Jehovah of hosts.
- Darby Bible

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:
- Webster's Bible

Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,' says Yahweh. 'Be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' says Yahweh, 'and work, for I am with you,' says Yahweh of Armies.
- World English Bible

And now, be strong, O Zerubbabel, An affirmation of Jehovah, And be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest, And be strong, all ye people of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah, And do ye -- (for I [am] with you, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts) --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work; for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Haggai 2

  • Aso
    I think we shall humble ourselves, and obey God in our lives, all things that can happen if we obey in word, this is my lesson i taught in sunday school and I see what is happen to us if we do thing in our own and not follow God word, Amen to God word.
  • Bea
    I believe God have a something special for His remnant of Israel and He Always included them in every situation to comfort them with His PEACE. Up to time we are living inGod will necer leave His People And surely He will not distroy and as Christ says My mother and father and brother and sister are those who Do the will of His Father Keeping his command or Covenant to the end We are save through Christ but their will always be the ten commandment cause Our Heavenly Father hold true to His WORD Our Heavenly Father hold true to His Word ,He still hold unto God never change His Word ,His remnat of people Israel up to this day are giving peace when they walk in obedience with his word,He did not do away with the Ten Comandment , Christ Himself said My father and my mother ,my brother and sister are those who do the will of his father.
  • Leonard Ng'eny
    Haggai 2:3- This text contains the very essence of how far our human aspirations can go.Much as the ancient temple was built with magnificence it turned to vanity (what later the very king,king Solomon himself, who built it said in Ecclesiastes) .The ancient temple was beaten down to ruins,never to attain her glory again.The lord now requires a place in our heart to be His holy habitation.
  • Ezeobiora for verse 9
    Haggai was actually giving a prophesy about our glorious lifein Christ Jesus. As far as we are in Christ,our future is secured for greater glory
  • Anthony
    For me the book haggai is calling us to repent from our wrong doing,God who is holy can 't behold the sins of his convenant children any longer.so we need to repent and turn back to God That we light live in peace with hum.
  • Pastor E
    Chapter 2 asked us a question Will we become clean so God can bless us? God will shake things up and cast things down if we Truly serve Him. Our enemies will be utterly destroyed before our eyes. Nothing can stand in the present of God especially when a "whole lot of shaking " is going on. He said YOU be HOLY for I AM HOLY! Let 's not touch any dead stuff in our life, but remain clean and receive God 's Love, Peace and sanctity.

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