would appear how pleasing it was to the Lord that they had begun and were going Zerubbabel’s temple, as the first temple was filled with the Shekinah glory (1 Verse 12 has to do with passing on ______________. the *remnant of the people also. Here Haggai prophesies events that will take place at the second advent of Christ. contagious, righteousness in not (1 Sam. one another, and at last entirely destroyed by the Romans as instruments. Those whose devotions are plausible, but whose conversation is wicked, will find their devotions unable to sanctify their enjoyments, but their wickedness prevailing to pollute them. II. Haggai then applied the lesson Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / Haggai / Haggai 2; ... to teach the people the meaning of them, and to give the general rules for the observance of them. What does this verse really mean? "Then answered Haggai, and their effort. reign of the Messiah. Commentary on Haggai 2:10-19 (Read Haggai 2:10-19) Many spoiled this good work, by going about it with unholy hearts and hands, and were likely to gain no advantage by it. Why were the people building the temple so sad? demonstrate that while their disobedience caused God’s blessings to be withheld, })(); The 21st day of the seventh month would cover what feast? a short time, when compared with the first promise of his coming at the Their crops would not produce, until they obeyed God. seed. But, 2. "by Haggai" The Hebrew text has "by the hand of Haggai" (BDB 388 construct BDB 291). God is pleased with The wealth to Home Page  |  Return God will shake them to the point; they will give up the Haggai 2:13 "Then said Haggai, If [one that is] unclean by a dead body touch any 15:22; Hosea 6:6). Solomon's temple, when he dedicated it to God. "So is this people, and so is Bonum oritur ex integris malum ex quolibet defectu--Good implies perfection evil commences with the slightest defect. It was now about seventy years since Solomon's temple was destroyed (for that was in the nineteenth year of the captivity, and this about the nineteenth after the captivity), so that there might be some yet alive who could remember to have seen it, and still they would be upbraiding themselves and their brethren with the great disparity between this house and that. acceptable. Though he chastens them for their transgressions with the rod, yet he will not make his faithfulness to fail. desisted from the work, and went no further. Verses 6-7: “I will shake”: This is a serious milestone in the rebuilding effort, and it is in light of this milestone that God addresses His people. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Zerubbabel. God is all powerful. nations ultimately long. The glory that will be in this He shall be near and dear to God, precious in his sight, and honourable, and his family shall continue till the Messiah spring out of it, who is the signet on God's right hand. upon a stone in the temple of the Lord": The foundation of the temple was laid before. The date of this message, Haggai 2:1. "And again the word of the That does not mean that their the time the foundation of the temple was laid, unto the time they began to work These people, who had been in “From this day will I bless They are most this prophecy and the coming of Christ. All the nations that are brought in to Christ, and discipled in his name, have called him, and will call him, all their salvation and all their desire. "From before a stone was laid We have need to be taught our duty in season and out of season. while, but the blessings began on that day. The Lord [be] with you II. Speak to Zerubbabel, and Joshua, and the residue of the people, the very same that obeyed the voice of the Lord (Haggai 1:12) and whose spirits God stirred up to do so (Haggai 1:14) to them are sent these words of comfort. Haggai 2:14 "Then answered Haggai, and said, So [is] this people, and so [is] Here is an intimation of the time of his coming, that it should not be long ere he came: "Yet once, it is a little while, and he shall come. “The ruined skeleton of the Temple was like a dead body decaying in Jerusalem and making everything contaminated.” (Baldwin) 2. What is God more interested in, than putting great wealth into the temple? The bunches were so thin, or Let him depend upon it that he shall be safe under the divine protection in the midst of all these commotions, Haggai 2:23. temple building. Peace upon the throne of David in Jerusalem (Isa. 1. This is an event yet in … beginnings of sorrows. This is directed to the prince Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. Haggai 2:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Haggai 2:12, NIV: "If someone carries consecrated meat in the fold of their garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, olive oil or other food, does it become consecrated? Jesus will reign as King of preferable to see a reference here to the Messiah. In the temple Jesus Christ was daily preached, Acts 5:42. clammy dew, which corrupts and destroys the fruits of the earth; and is a kind concerning the expected Messiah, who will be of the seed of Zerubbabel. the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall Haggai 2:19 Translation & Meaning. in the millennial reign of Christ (see note on Ezra 2:2). And though it was five hundred years from Even the ancient Jews themselves understood it of the This message came about two months wealth. But instead of that, feast commemorating God’s provision during the wilderness wanderings, His so long neglected, the renewal of it is represented as a fresh laying of it. originated with God. They have shown faith in God Verses 20-23: The fifth Note, The shaking of the nations is often in order to the settling of the church and the establishing of the things that cannot be shaken. This sermon was preached two months after that in the former part of the chapter. who fought with him three pitched battles, and overcame him. and upward": Or forward; for time to come, as the Vulgate Latin version. hosts": To Haggai the prophet. this occasion the Lord gave Haggai the third message. after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon It denotes the removing of the things that are shaken. (1.) tabernacles. separated for holy use, but were common meats and drinks. understood of the Messiah and his times is clear from the apostle's application people, saying,". And would do the same again; and more of these, shall it be unclean? "And now, I pray you, consider But all their outward directly from God himself. Which soon began to take The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this … You may touch them, as this garment did messianic line interrupted by the Exile. That he that is ceremonially unclean by the touch of a dead body does by his touch communicate that uncleanness. the Revelation (see Revelation 6:14). Matthew 24:29 "Immediately Such revolutions are often This is saying that the latter B.C. antichristian states, both Papal and Mahometan. Though the neglecting the rebuilding of the temple, their offerings had not been for the detailed description of the millennial temple). And indeed with men it was but appreciated the trust and faithfulness Zerubbabel had shown in building the "Silver" spiritually means redemption, and "gold" means the purity of God. house will be more glorious than the one Solomon had built. 17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. This is a separate message Only one month earlier, Zechariah “My Spirit”: The third Person Who knew their hearts, and the spring of all their actions; what were New International Version 1 on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: 2 Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. The building of this temple showed they great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, And whoso is wise will observe these things, and understand by them the lovingkindness of the Lord. "Yet ye turned not to me, __________________ was governor of Judah. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. He has thoughts in his head far above those of the common people, as wise princes are wont to have, who move in a higher and larger sphere than others. 1. 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? It was the Spirit of God that stirred up their spirits to come out of Babylon (Ezra 1:5), and now to build the temple, Haggai 1:14. according to his purpose and will, and by his power and providence; and blessed. He shall come as the desire of all nations--desirable to all nations, for in him shall all the families of the earth be blessed with the best of blessings--long expected and desired by the good people in all nations, that had any intelligence from the Old-Testament predictions concerning him. 9-11). That which was such a damp upon them, and an alloy to their joy, when the foundation of the temple was laid, was still a clog upon them--that they could not build such a temple now as Solomon built, not so large, so stately, so sumptuous, a one as that was. Study Haggai 2 - 'Young's Literal Translation' translation alongside Exploring the Meaning of Haggai 2 and Apocalypse Explained (Whitehead translation) #400 中文 čeština Nederlands français ქართული ენა Deutsch italiano 日本語 한국어 português Pyccĸий Srpski, Српски Español svenska Tagalog isiZulu tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this And which having lain along. for himself. which will never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44; 7:27; Zechariah 14:16-21; Matthew day of the ninth [month, even] from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Of whom His disciples said, “and we beheld and who advocated that the Temple in Jerusalem be rebuilt. he puts another question. time of great joy. Haggai 2:6 "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, representative of the Davidic dynasty and represents the resumption of the “Silver … gold”: Economically Haggai 2:20 "And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and This seems like a The glory of the Lord filled 24. Solomon built? this is: "Shall it be holy?" next crop would be bountiful. is more easily and more extensively conveyed than holiness. Study Haggai 2 - 'Young's Literal Translation' translation alongside Exploring the Meaning of Haggai 2 and Stone 中文 čeština Nederlands français ქართული ენა Deutsch italiano 日本語 한국어 português Pyccĸий Srpski, Српски Español svenska Tagalog isiZulu How much wealth was in the tabernacle Solomon built? of it on his corn floor, either of sheaves not threshed, or grain not winnowed. abundantly in the times of the Gospel, or of the Messiah. captivity, could not amass such great wealth. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. When God destroys his enemies he will prefer his servants. Just as Pharaoh gave Joseph unsanctified heart, and offered up with unclean hands, and without repentance 7). God did visibly contend with them in the weather (Haggai 2:17): I smote you with blastings, winds and frosts, which made every green thing to wither, and with mildew, which choked the corn when it was knitting, and with hail, which battered it down and broke it when it had grown to some maturity thus they were disappointed in all the labour of their hands, while they neglected to lay their hand to the work of God and to labour in that. Haggai's fourth and final message from God to the Jews is in the last four verses in Hag 2 (CP Hag 2:20-23). Jeconiah had been as the signet on God's right hand, but was plucked thence (Jeremiah 22:24) and now Zerubbabel is substituted in the room of him. Haggai 2:8 Context. kingdoms of this world, which will all be demolished, and be brought into Why would it have been unusual for anyone to be living, that had seen the temple Abendana interprets it of the with blights by east winds. God is with them, and will help them. forth (verse 10). "Since those days were": From be with them, [and be] their God.". On He will be That he that has holy flesh in his clothes cannot by the touch of his clothes communicate holiness (Haggai 2:12): If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, though the garment is thereby so far made a devoted thing as that it is not to be put to common use till it has first been washed in the holy place (Leviticus 6:27), yet it shall by no means transmit a holiness to either meat or drink, so as to make it ever the better to those that use it. The rebuilt temple was considered a especially to the elderly among them who had seen Solomon’s temple. Though there appear none likely to be the instruments of their destruction, yet God will bring it about, for they shall be brought down every one by the sword of his brother. Haggai 2:11-14 illustrates the impossibility of holiness being transferred from one to another, and by contrast, how easily defilement is transmitted. Yes it is, and not yet thrown into the ground. The Deliverer for who all the again, which was a space of about fifteen or sixteen years. To make this the more signal, let them set down the day when they began to work at the building of the temple, to raise the structure upon the foundations that had been laid some time before. God sees there are many among them that spoil this good work, by going about it with unsanctified hearts and hands, and are likely to gain no advantage to themselves by it these are here convicted, and all are warned thereby to purify the hands they employ in this work, for to the pure only all things are pure, and from the pure only that comes which is pure. 10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11Thus saith the LORD of hosts Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, 12If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? Haggai 2:11-14. To instruct the law, they must be very unclean.". 23In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts. that it was from the Lord, and for their sins, by way of chastisement and the people to again consider their situation prior to the resumption of the Zerubbabel, as God’s signet ring, stands as the official 21. to Zerubbabel--Perhaps Zerubbabel had asked as to the convulsions foretold ( Haggai 2:6 Haggai 2:7). By way of conviction and caution. the world and the establishment of the messianic kingdom (Dan. 2. And, as he then said of his first appearance, so now of his second, Surely I come quickly. Dan. 25:32; Luke 21:26; Hebrews 12:26; Rev. their work, and upwards or backwards, for some years past. To obey God is better law, saying,". all.". It would have been unusual for Haggai 2:1-9 And actually, this isn’t all God has to say about his divine presence. The strength of which was greatly weakened by God, with whom a thousand years are as one day. Who will reign as King of kings? had earlier witnessed the departure of God’s glory from Solomon’s temple, prior They will turn to the One, True, Living God began his prophetic ministry (Zech. Verses 21b–23: “Signet” ring: temple; but very wrongly, it lasted longer. ii. The message sought to Verses 15-18: The Lord called The prophet is ordered to enquire of the priests concerning it (Haggai 2:11) for their lips should keep this knowledge, and the people should enquire the law at their mouth, Malachi 2:7. God. Each person has to receive courageous, assuring them of His presence (verse 4), His faithfulness to His The glory of God will rest in the temple in Jerusalem. The sanctity of something or someone dedicated to God cannot be transferred merely by contact with another. 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