CLV(i) 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on day one of the month, the word of Yahweh comes by the hand of Haggai, the prophet, to Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, viceroy of Judah, and to Joshua, son of Josedech, the great priest, saying, 2 Thus speaks Yahweh of hosts, saying:This people says, The season has not come, the season to build Yahweh's house." 3 And the word of Yahweh is coming by the hand of Haggai, the prophet, saying:" 4 Is it the season for you yourselves to dwell in your ceiled houses while this house is deserted? 5 And now, thus says Yahweh of hosts:Set your heart on your ways." 6 You have sown for increase, yet it brings in little. You eat, yet without satisfaction; drink, yet without gratification; are clothed, yet without warmth to it. And the hireling's hire goes into a pierced pouch." 7 Thus says Yahweh of hosts:Set your heart on your ways. 8 Ascend the mountain, and bring wood and build the house, and I will accept it and be glorified, says Yahweh." 9 You face about for increase, and behold it is little! Yet you bring it home, and I blow on it. Because of what? (averring is Yahweh of hosts). Because of My house! It is deserted, yet you are running, each to his own house!" 10 Therefore, over you the heavens shut up the night mist, and the earth shuts up its crop." 11 And I am calling for a drought on the land and on the mountains and on the grain and on the grape juice and on the clarified oil and all which the ground is bringing forth, and on human and on beast and on all the labor of their palms." 12 Then Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, viceroy of Judah, and Joshua, son of Josedech, the great priest, and all the remnant of the people, are hearkening to the voice of Yahweh, their Elohim, and to the words of Haggai, the prophet, just as Yahweh, their Elohim, sends him to them, and the people are fearing before the face of Yahweh." 13 Then Haggai, the messenger of Yahweh in Yahweh's message, is speaking to the people, saying:I am with you, averring is Yahweh." 14 And Yahweh is rousing the spirit of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, viceroy of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua, son of Josedech, the great priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, and they are coming and doing work on the house of Yahweh of hosts, their Elohim, 15 in the twenty fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius, the king."