so--or, "and." And the promise to Zerubbabel will be equivalent to those which clearly predict the preservation of the Jewish people by the Divine command. 16 Since those days were, when one came to a heap of recommend them to God if they are not good themselves, but let them The fruit-trees do not as yet bud, the Chapter 2 In this chapter we have three sermons preached by the prophet Haggai for the encouragement of those that are forward to build the temple. 10. four and twentieth day . all your losses, shall thrive as fast as before you went backward; for (Haggai 1:15), (1.) structure upon the foundations that had been laid some time before. ninth month--three days more than two months from the second prophecy ( Haggai 2:1 ); in the month Chisleu, the lunar one about the time of our December. and be helpful one to another. It is generally understood of the desirable or valuable things which the different nations should bring into the temple; and it is certain that many rich presents were brought into this temple. makes a living temple, behold it is more glorious than Solomon's —Better, and my spirit. I. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. If God be with us, peace is with us. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. of our duty to God we may expect his blessing; and this tree of life is To make this the more signal, let them set down the day 23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O In Haggai 2:7God says he will shake or stir up all nations; that these nations shall bring their desirable things; that the house shall be filled with God's glory; that the silver and gold, which these nations are represented as bringing by way of gifts, are the Lord's; and that the glory of this latter house shall exceed the former. Note, God's presence with his silver and gold about it as Solomon's temple had, Secker's notes. 1. "What, then, are we to understand by the promise made to Zerubbabel, 'I will make thee as a signet?' Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens 1. ( Ezra 3:10 Ezra 3:11 ); the foundation now laid was the secondary one, which, above the earth, was laid on the previous work [TIRINUS]. 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the general, I will bless you; and those that know what are the See Hebrews 12:25-29. Convulsions and changes would take place in the Jewish church and state, but first should come great revolutions and commotions among the nations. the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month they began to prepare God will once again do for his church as he did when he brought them What the rule of the law was. Psalms 110:6. [1.] Verse 14. God did visibly contend with them in the Bp. Yet once, it is a little while--or, "(it is) yet a little while." (Mark 13:1); (2.) I. 2. The grounds of these encouragements. But the Jews under the latter temple had much trouble; but this promise is fulfilled in that spiritual peace which Jesus Christ has by his blood purchased for all believers. not these leading men give way to this suggestion, nor be disheartened but it was nothing in comparison with Solomon's temple; and, besides, (Haggai 2:14): Isaiah 24:1, where even bâlaq is combined with bâqaq). the powers of darkness, his overthrow of Satan's throne, that throne yet he will not make his faithfulness to fail. unclean by our corruptions and mismanagements. lib. all the words of this life, community and its interests, about the neighbouring nations, and the It is promised that, being chosen, God will make him as a It is the best the general rules for the observance of them. and twentieth day of the month, saying, The foundation of the present house had been laid about fifty-three years after the destruction of the temple built by Solomon and though this prophecy was uttered fifteen years after the foundation of this second temple, yet there might still survive some of those who had seen the temple of Solomon. . (Haggai 2:18,19): The house they are now building shall be filled with glory to such The present was as nothing when compared with the former. Christ and our interest in him. In the first place, the restitution of the religious and civil polity of the people of Israel, conformably to the promises afterwards given in the four first chapters of Zechariah. put to common use till it has first been washed in the holy place Not in man's "might," but in that of God's Spirit ( Zechariah 4:6 ). Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. Naves Topical Bible War chariots are to give place to His reign of peace ( Micah 5:10 , Zechariah 9:10 ). As an unclean man communicates his uncleanness to every thing he touches, so are ye unclean; and whatever ye have hitherto done is polluted in the sight of God. If we have silver and gold, we must serve and honour God with it, for the property is his. Here and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people; these, besides the two former, even the whole body of the people, the remnant that were come out of the captivity of Babylon: saying; to the above persons, as follows: (Note: For proofs, see Layard's Nineveh, ii. (4.) Haggai 1:9, According to the word that--literally, "(I am with you) the word (or thing) which I covenanted"; that is, I am with you as I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt ( Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 , Exodus 34:10 Exodus 34:11 ).