Haggai["from Hag=feast, or festival"Companion Bible]
-"Haggai was a prophet among the Jews who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity…520 B.C….rebuilding of the temple…Nothing is more important than proclaiming the gospel"-KJV Zondervan
Chapter 1
-1:1-"second year of Darius the king["Darius(Hystaspis). See Ap. 57; and notes on Ezra and Nehemiah"Companion Bible], in the sixth month["Elul, our August-September"Companion], in the first day of the month["the feast-say or Sabbath of the full moon"Companion], came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel["Heb.=sown in Babylon; because he was of the royal seed of Judah born( or seed sown)in Babylon. Cp. 1 Chron. 3:19. Ezra 2:2; 3:2"Comp.] the son of Shealtiel["Heb.=asked for from God. The son of Jeconiah(=Jehoiachin), who was taken captive to Babylon(2 Kings 24:15. 1 Chron. 3:17). Cp. Ezra 3:2, 8; 5:2. Neh. 12:1. Matt. 1:12. Luke 3:27"Comp.], governor of Judah["Ruling Judea as a Persian province, with a Persian title pechah, from which we have the modern pasha=prefect, or satrap"Comp.], and to Joshua["The first high priest after the return…Zech. 3:1, 3, 8, 9; 6:11. Spelt ‘Josuah’ in the 1611 edition of the A.V."Comp.]the son of Josedech["Jehovah is righteous"Comp.], the high priest"-Compare Ezra 5:1
-1:5-"Consider your ways"-Lam. 3:40; Job 1:8, 2:3; Isa. 41:22
-1:6-8-"have sown much, and bring in little…earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes…bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified"-Massorah has ‘h’ at the end of glorified, and is missing 5th letter of Alpha=grace. Read: I will put Christ at the head of this house, and therefore, it will have grace and glorify me.
-1:9-"Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little…I did blow upon it. Why?…Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit"-Compare Lev 26:19; Deut 28:23; Ps 133:3
-1:12-"Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people["which had returned from Babylon"Comp.-They had returned from confusion.], obeyed the voice of the Lord their God"-Compare Ezra 5:2
-1:13-"I am with you, saith the Lord"-Compare Matt. 28:20
-1:14-"the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did the work in the house of the Lord"-Compare 1 Chr. 5:26; 2 Chr. 21:16, 36:22; Ezra 1:1, 3:1; Jer. 51:11
Chapter 2
-2:3-4-"Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now?…be strong, O Zerubbabel…O Joshua…work: for I am with you"-Compare Zech. 8:9; Ezra 3:12
-2:5-"my spirit["ruach"Comp.]remaineth among you"-Compare Ex 29:45-46
-2:6-7-" I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory"-Compare Gen 49:10; 1 Sam 9:20; 2 Chr 21:20; Heb 12:26-27; Ps 46:3, 77:18; Jer 10:10; Is 13:13, 24:18; Matt. 24:29-30
-2:8-9-"silver…and the gold is mine…The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former…in this place will I give peace"-Compare John 1:14; Ps. 85:8-9; Luke 2:14, 12:51; Rev 6:12-17; Is 2:7, 9:6, 60:9-17, 61:6; Ezk 43:2-5; Mic 5:5; Zech 9:9-10
-2:11-13-"Ask now the priests concerning the law…If one bear holy flesh["the flesh of the sacrifice. Cp. Jer. 11:15"Comp.]in the skirt["wing. See note on Ruth 3:9"Comp.]of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine["yayin"Comp.], or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy?…No…If one that is unclean by a dead body["soul. Heb. nephesh…a ‘dead soul’ in distinction from a ‘living soul’, as in Gen. 2:7"Comp.]touch any of these, shall it be unclean?…unclean"-Compare Num. 19:11; Lev. 6:27, 22:4-6
-2:14-"So is this people, and so is this nation before me…and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there["Referring to the altar which was set up before the building of the Temple…Cp. Ezra 3:2, 3, with v. 6"Comp.]is unclean"-Compare Tit. 1:15
-2:17-"I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me"-Compare Deut 28:22
-2:18-"four and twentieth day…ninth month…foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid"-Compare Zech 8:9
-2:19-23-"Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you…Speak to Zerubbabel…saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day…will I take thee, O Zerubbabel…and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee"-Compare Gen. 41:42; Est 3:10; 1 Kings 8:16, 11:34; Song 8:6; Jer 22:24; Zech 4:7-10, 6:13; Is. 9:6-7

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