Thussaith the LORD of hosts; Let yourhands be strong, ye thathear in thesedaysthesewords by the mouth of the prophets, whichwere in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the templemight be built.
For beforethesedaysthere was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him thatwent out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.
For the seedshall be prosperous; the vineshallgive her fruit, and the groundshallgive her increase, and the heavensshallgivetheir dew; and I willcause the remnant of thispeople to possess all thesethings.
Thussaith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourthmonth, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerfulfeasts; thereforelove the truth and peace.
Thussaith the LORD of hosts; In thosedays it shallcome to pass, that ten men shalltakehold out of all languages of the nations, evenshalltakehold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we haveheardthat God is with you.