> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. From hence it was that the Lord of glory, whom the blind Jews had crucified, sent out his apostles, those messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ, as they are called, 2 Corinthians 8:23, to gather together unto him those desirable ones his elect, [Haggai 2:7] {See Trapp on "Haggai 2:7"} whom he calleth the glory, Isaiah 46:13, the house of his glory, Isaiah 60:7, a crown of glory, Isaiah 62:3, the throne of glory, Jeremiah 14:21, the ornament of God, Ezekiel 7:20, the beauty of his ornament, and that set in majesty, a royal diadem in the hand of Jehovah, Isaiah 62:3. ‘There must have been something connected with the former Temple as compared with the latter Temple, constituting it a more fit representative of the Church of Christ. The Hebrew word here is "Shalom. Haggai was a post-exile returnee to the land of Israel whose main ministry was to encourage the people to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and to let them know that God was with them and would help them. The future Haggai consists of the restored temple and God’s promise of prosperity (verse 9). 9 The glory of this latter house shal be greater then of the former, saith the Lord of hostes: and in this place will I giue peace, saith the Lord of hostes. 160. Structure of Haggai Christ made peace on his cross, preached or published it to the world, and gives it to them by the power of his Spirit. Before leaving this wonderful Messianic prophecy, we must call attention to the rendition of the KJV in Haggai 2:7, which reads: In every way, this translation is far more suitable than subsequent renditions. I. In either case, the contrast is between two things, either the temple in that its former estate, and this its latter estate after the captivity, or the two temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel. Haggai 2:9 Context. In the former house more powerful kings, and grander choirs of singers, and more richly attired priests with costlier sacrifices, worshipped and served than in the latter; but the Lord, Whom true worshippers had ever sought and longed for, suddenly came to it, and so gave it a glory which the former had never known. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. Haggai’s words do more than offer a “build it and they will come” encouragement as seen in the movie Field of Dreams. The songs which were sung within its walls not only celebrated the Exodus and the other great deliverances for which their fathers praised the Lord, but the sorrows and hopelessness of Babylon, followed by the glorious restoration which filled their hearts with laughter, and their tongues with melody. Haggai 2:7 plainly connects the filling of God's house with glory to the prior fact of the "Desire of all nations" having been brought into it; and "the desirable things" of all nations such as their wealth, their gold and silver, could not in any sense be viewed as "the glory" of God's house. This teaches us that it is not the house, but the presence that sanctifies the house, that constitutes its glory. What God accounts a glory, must be somewhat better than silver and gold. Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Commentary by Steed Davidson The small book of Haggai stands on par with other prophetic books in many respects. It is His promise concerning His sanctuary. The religious knowledge of the people was kept up through the regular public reading and distribution of the Scriptures, which were early collected into their present canonical form. Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . This was the glorious prospect lifted up before those who, coming back from the captivity of Zion, set to work on the restoration of that temple which they had never forgotten in a strange land. 1 Tim Meadowcroft, Haggai (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield Phoenix, 2006), 157. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed... View the entire commentary. The Gospel is specially the dispensation of peace; Christ is our peace. The community, though, still needs to do its part in restoring the temple. ), "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith Jehovah of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, saith Jehovah of hosts.". Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 9:6; Zechariah 9:9-10). Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . 2. 2:5) in the person of His chosen One (cf. Between this third utterance and the fourth (Haggai 2:10-19) intervenes Zechariah’s exhortation to repentance (Zechariah 1:2-6) uttered in the eighth month. Rather than simply hearing the words of Haggai, readers hear from the community thus foregrounding the critical role of the community. If Solomon takes the credit for a building of glory, the honor of its restoration belongs to God. God performs the earth-shaking function (verse 6) that results in the arrival of the nations’ treasures (verse 7a). The meaning of Haggai 1:9 is evident from the context. This is peace above peace, which shall be given after the third shaking of heaven sea earth, dry land, when He shall destroy all powers anti principalities (in the day of judgment). The way Haggai motivates the Jews to build the temple of God has a powerful application to our own efforts to build the Church of God. And in this place will I give peace] Even the Prince of peace, and with him all things also, Romans 8:32, pacem Pectoris et Temporis, Peace of country and of conscience; this latter especially seemeth here to be meant. He is its Author, and it comes from Him as a free gift. Sermon Bible Commentary. ; and, while we must accept the grammatical logic of this, it could very well be that the translators have been too much influenced by the Septuagint (LXX) in this place. Commentary, Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Steed Davidson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. II. Home >> Bible Studies >> Haggai >> Haggai 2:1-9 These small group studies of Haggai contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. The latter house recorded a fuller history of God’s working than the former. Dhinakaran and led by Dr. Paul Dhinakaran. The poorest cottage is an incomparably more sacred and honoured place than the most celebrated and costly structures reared for any creatures other than man. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Haggai’s words do more than offer a “build it and they will come” encouragement as seen in the movie Field of Dreams. To make this read "prosperity" is ridiculous, for the present-day meaning of "prosperity" leaves out of sight all the higher significance of the passage. So, too, Haggai initiates interaction with the people echoing their assessment of the state of the temple as the basis for encouraging their continued work (verse 3). The hazard stems from the fact that Haggai’s message is all too easily twisted into a message ripe for preachers of the so-called “prosperity gospel” and for those who have too long listened to them. 2:9 "the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former" This must be interpreted in light of two contexts: 1. return from exile and later to Herod's temple. As all probably applies to the Christian Church, the real house of God, its glory was most certainly greater than any glory which was ever possessed by that of the Jews. Archbishop Thomson, Lincoln's Inn Sermons, p. 390. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” This verse lays out a correlation between the temple and full flourishing (NRSV, “prosperity,” KJV “peace) that can too easily be interpreted as a causal relationship. The use of a plural verb here does not militate against the Messianic interpretation, for there are instances in which the verb agrees with the second of two nouns."[14]SIZE>. "The work of the people serves as an expression of God's work among them. Haggai presses the point of divine honor further by opening up before the eyes of the community what the completed temple would mean for God’s role in the world. Haggai 2:9 Context. Christ is here, so here is liberty and light, here is strength and comfort. Haggai’s preferred expression, “the Lord of hosts” (the archaic term “hosts” is better read as “armies”), reflects the confidence of the temple as the site of a powerful militaristic God. How poor and prosaic and shrunken the walls of the new Temple seemed to them! Barnes's Haggai 2:9 Bible Commentary The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former - or, perhaps, more probably, "the later glory of this house shall be greater than the former;" for he had already spoken of the present temple, as identical with that before the captivity . ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” "Peace ..." The RSV and other versions have rendered this word "prosperity" for no compelling reason; and again we are compelled to find fault with this type of tampering with the Word of God. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Jarchi & Kimchi in Hagg. In this case the question, whether the temple of tiered was a different material building from that of Zerubbabel, falls away. He adds the international impact of the temple to comments on the need for the temple given in chapter 1.Haggai sees God’s honor as the pressing argument for the restoration of the temple (1:4, 9) not merely because God needs a house to reflect such honor, but rather because the state of the building reflects the people and their relationship with God. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house was greater, because therein the same Divine majesty appeared, not covered with a cloud but really incarnated. But it is said that the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-minor-prophets/haggai For I am with you . Commentaries for Haggai Chapter 2 Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. and a rich people, with incredible spoils taken from conquered nations, gave a glory to the first house, but God himself will give the glory of this house. IV. I want to focus mainly on the message Haggai delivers in 2:1–9. Honesty is a core component of living in relationship with others. The treasure of the nations appears as silver and gold in verse 8 and will contribute to the improved magnificence of the temple (Haggai 2:9). When this is witnessed to the soul by the Spirit of God the enmity is removed, or the will is subdued, and the affections are brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. In material magnificence the temple of Solomon, built and adorned with all the treasures accumulated by David and enlarged by Solomon, far surpassed all which Herod, amid his attempts to give a material meaning to the prophecy, could do. Recount this chronicle of two generations, one with memories of a glorious past and one with some hopes for a faithful future. The infidel boasts that he can give peace. I. Their sins hindered the work. It cannot be the portion of the unbeliever. Then, let all the occasions of your life, all the changes which you experience, be sanctified in the place where He, according to His promise, is sure to be found. In this place; in my house, type of Christ, and who is the glory of it. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) Before that time they were ever lapsing into it; and reformers, such as the good King Josiah, had to purge the very Temple itself of idols and idolatrous altars. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. Ver. A worried, upset congregation leaves no one at ease. The treasure of the nations appears as silver and gold in verse 8 and will contribute to the improved magnificence of the temple (Haggai 2:9). 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. And how are we to know that it is ours? While the phrasing of verse 6 may sound eschatological, preachers should remember the strict dating system of the book in order to keep Haggai’s concerns within contemporary time. Biblical Commentary; Español Comentario; Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Haggai Dick Donovan 2019-08-28T16:44:46-07:00. The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. Haggai rallies the community for the task of restoration of the temple precisely because the temple serves a critical function in the community. But the glory of this latter house was greater because under it the grand scheme of human salvation was exhibited, and the redemption price paid down for a lost world. v. 23, i.e., a king of the tribe of Judah [Gen. 49:10] and family of Jesse [II Samuel 7]). II. This was the true glory of the second Temple.’. Tell this story of a people trying to rebuild their lives and determine where God is in the midst of it. Haggai 1:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Haggai 1:9, NIV: "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little.What you brought home, I blew away. ), It is Christ who really speaks to us, both out of the Old Testament and out of the New, this blessed message of the Lord, “In this place will I give peace.” It is His Spirit which revealed it to the prophet; it is His Word which is uttered in the Gospel; it is He Himself who gives it to us now and for evermore. Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. While we know little about the person named Haggai, the book boasts the successful completion of work on the temple in the restoration period. He is “the repairer of the breach,” the way, the truth, the life, the door which leadeth unto the Father. Biblical Commentary Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Haggai is a post-exilic prophet, serving during the period following the Babylonian Exile. 2:9 "the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former" This must be interpreted in light of two contexts: 1. return from exile and later to Herod's temple 2. eschatological, to YHWH's presence (cf. Recount this chronicle of two generations, one with memories of a glorious past and one with some hopes for a faithful future. The new sanctuary is regarded as identical with that reared by Solomon. 23. God calleth us to peace” 1 Corinthians 7:15 in the Gospel Romans 5:1, “being justified by faith, we have peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord Galatians 5:22, the fruit of the Spirit is love joy peace.” Spiritual peace being thus prominent in the Gospel and in prophecy, as the gift of God, it were unnatural to explain the peace which God promised here to give, as other than He promised elsewhere; peace in Him who is “our peace, Jesus Christ.”, “Peace and tranquility of mind is above all glory of the house; because peace passeth all understanding. “The Dayspring from on high visited us, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” He Himself says John 14:27, “My peace I leave with you.” He spake, that John 16:33 “in Me ye might have peace.” Peter sums up “the word which God sent unto the children of Israel, as Acts 10:36 preaching peace by Jesus Christ Romans 14:17. .—Better, The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former. For what the wise of blessed memory have said of the beauty of the house of Herod is in relation to the house which Zerubbabel built. Despite our preference for the KJV in this verse, the commentary above is written upon our version (ASV) and interpreted accordingly. II. This peace begins by the removal of the difficulty in the way of the just God accepting the guilty (Psalms 85:8; Psalms 85:10; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 53:5; Zechariah 6:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19); then it creates peace in the sinner's own heart (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 2:13-17; Philippians 4:7); then it shall at last make peace in the whole earth (Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14). And in this place will I give peace - שלום shalom a peace-offering, as well as peace itself; or Jesus Christ, who is called the Prince of peace, through whom peace is proclaimed between God and man, between man and his fellows; and through whom peace is established in the disconsolate soul. In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and say, The place where he will give it, and the time when. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed... View the entire commentary. Now this cannot be said because Jesus Christ made his personal appearance in that temple, or rather in that built by Herod; for, though we allow that Jesus Christ is equal with God, we do not grant that he is greater. The work of the people serves as an expression of God’s work among them. Haggai 2, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. And how shall it be said, if so, ‹great shall be the glory of this later house above the first?‘” The poor unconverted Jew did not know the answer to his question: “Through the presence of God, in the substance of our flesh; through the son given to us, Whose name should be Mighty God.” The glory of this temple was in Him Who John 1:14. was made Flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” “There Christ, the Son of God, was, as a Child, offered to God: there He sat in the midst of the Doctors; there He taught and revealed things, hidden from the foundation of the world. Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Commentary by Walter C. Bouzard Haggai is dangerous. As Haggai offers encouragement, he singles out the leaders and the people using the same word in every instance. 520-516) after the Babylonian Exile. 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Zech. The very next verse reminds us that God already owns all the gold and silver; and far from being an explanation of the nature of the promised glory, verse 8 is an explanation of what the glory is not! v3 Some of you remember this house in its first *glory. The place looked not like the ancient and beautiful house from which they had been driven seventy years before. God fills the temple with glory and God provides prosperity (verse 7b). Haggai 2:9 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament Jehovah can fill this house with glory, because the silver and gold which the heathen nations possess belong to Him. We draw nigh to Him, and He draws nigh to us. “In this place will I give peace.”. 2. Nevertheless, when and where the Gospel is preached, and prayer offered to God, repentance and faith are usually given, and Christ in His Word and Spirit is peculiarly present. Rites and ceremonies retired more into the background; and prayer began to assume its true place in public worship. Haggai 2. Biblical Commentary Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Haggai is a post-exilic prophet, serving during the period following the Babylonian Exile. "Peace" for mankind never yet came out of a Jewish temple. III. Hope and recollection struggled against each other, when they dwelt by turns on the state from which they had been cast down, and on their hopes of restoration. Basic Questions, Advanced Questions, Question formats A. Identifying the Problem (Haggai 1:1-11) B. The Gospel is described as Zechariah 9:10 “shall speak peace to the Pagan;” He himself should be “our peace” Micah 5:5. Ezekiel 48:2. "In this place ..." As Keil accurately pointed out, "This place is not the temple, but the city of Jerusalem,"[19] from which place the word of the Lord went forth from Mount Zion. & 24. It is a sense of reconciliation with God. 6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former -, "In this place will I give peace, saith Jehovah of hosts ...", The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts, in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. That Son of God was made a human babe, and the angels sang, “On earth peace.” He grew to manhood, and always, though with warnings mingled, He spake of peace. Bab. If the priorities of our heart are wrong, nothing we do is really holy to God. 3. , they are reckoned in this order, the ark, the mercy seat, and cherubim, one; the Shechinah or divine Majesty, the second; the Holy Ghost, which is prophecy, the third; Urim and Thummim the fourth: and the fire from heaven the fifth: what could there be in it to compensate the want of these, and put it upon a level, and even to cause it to excel the temple of Solomon? That exile began in 587 B.C. Responding to His Message (Haggai 1:12-2:9) C. Restoring His Favor upon Them (Haggai 2:10-23) Haggai Study Text (Haggai 1:12-2:9). In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,a. .," p421.]. Instead, Haggai calls the people to acknowledge the centrality of the temple given their past and their future. 1. ; for surely Solomon was greater than he. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. 7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. When paired with Zechariah and Malachi, these three books are responsible for one-third of the occurrences of this expression in the Bible.2This concentrated use of “Lord of hosts” by books dealing with the restoration period and, in particular the temple, suggests a recall of the days when the temple was established during the Davidic monarchy. Thus the “glory” consists in this “peace.” This peace begins by the removal of the difficulty in the way of the just God accepting the guilty (Psalm 85:8, Psalm 85:10; Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 53:5; Zechariah 6:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18, 2 Corinthians 5:19); then it creates peace in the sinner‘s own heart (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 2:13-17; Philippians 4:7); then peace in the whole earth (Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14). That exile began in 587 B.C. when the Babylonians, led by Nebuchadnezzar, sacked Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, killed many of … “The glory of this latter house”: The Jews viewed the temple in Jerusalem as one temple existing in different forms at different times. It was an occasion to stir up mixed feelings among the people. I. outward peace) was not long enjoyed by these Jews; and their second temple was often spoiled by the enemies, and at length burned and overturned. Peace of conscience, arising from pardon of past sin, and power over sin. These words refer to the first and the second temple at Jerusalem. Peace — A spiritual, internal, and heavenly peace. The small book of Haggai stands on par with other prophetic books in many respects. As for Zerubbabel's building. The JewsF13T. Haggai reminds them that their presence in the Promised Land doesn't make everything they do holy. Reading Job from the perspective of the character evaluation given in James 5:11, other religious texts, and the popular imagination presents us with one version of Job. Though His presence, realised even in common life, keeps us peaceful in the midst of strife, yet there is a special calm about His house which gives us pause and refreshment after we have striven, and before we go again into conflict--a calm which bids us, on the Lord’s day and in the Lord’s house, set aside all thoughts of party, all the bitterness of controversy, and, instead, pray for one another, that thus, as far as lieth in us, we may live peaceably with all men. (J. “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place I will give peace.” Five centuries passed away, and all the nations were in expectation; and all the nations happened by Divine appointment to be at peace. 2:5) in the person of His chosen One (cf. The tribe of Naphtali is first reckoned of those by Rachel’s side; because at Capernaum, in this tribe, Christ inhabited, Revelation 7:6, in which respect also this town is said to be lifted up to heaven, Matthew 11:2-3. In a sense all the temples (i.e Solomon's; Ezra's; Herod's; that which will be used by the unbelieving Jews under covenant with the Beast Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:4 and Ezekiel's future kingdom temple Ezekiel 40-47. 6 For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. It must be a glory very great indeed to exceed this! The process of the restoration of the temple in Haggai resembles elements of the temple’s construction under Solomon — resources from other nations, finest construction material (1Kings 7:13-51). II. Jesus Calls serves to bring comfort and healing to the broken hearted without distinction through prayer offered all 24/7 throughout the year. Taaniot, fol. The reader should immediately recognize the ambiguity of the date, the second year of Darius, in relation to the two surrounding events. 'Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house." One day he had completed his 10,000th experiment only … And of this inward peace the Septuagint (according to the Roman edition) taketh the text, and so doth Ambrose; Haec est pax super pacem, This is peace above peace. It is purchased by Christ for all, and offered to all. This was but an outward thing, however blessed, compared with that holy rest prepared for the people of God, and brought into the world by that eternal Son of God, in whom righteousness and peace kissed each other. Yet Haggai promised that this second temple in its poverty should be more glorious than the first, because the desire of all nations, even Christ Himself, should come to it, and the Lord of hosts should fill it with glory. Commentary on the Texts Haggai 1:15b-2:9. Haggai 2:8 : Haggai 2:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. From hence it was that the Lord of glory, whom the blind Jews had crucified, sent out his apostles, those messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ, as they are called, 2 Corinthians 8:23, to gather together unto him those desirable ones his elect, [Haggai 2:7] {See Trapp on "Haggai 2:7"} whom he calleth the glory, Isaiah 46:13, the house of his glory, Isaiah 60:7, a crown of glory, Isaiah 62:3, the throne of glory, Jeremiah 14:21, the ornament of God, Ezekiel 7:20, the beauty of his ornament, and that set in majesty, a royal diadem in the hand of Jehovah, Isaiah 62:3. ‘There must have been something connected with the former Temple as compared with the latter Temple, constituting it a more fit representative of the Church of Christ. The Hebrew word here is "Shalom. Haggai was a post-exile returnee to the land of Israel whose main ministry was to encourage the people to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and to let them know that God was with them and would help them. The future Haggai consists of the restored temple and God’s promise of prosperity (verse 9). 9 The glory of this latter house shal be greater then of the former, saith the Lord of hostes: and in this place will I giue peace, saith the Lord of hostes. 160. Structure of Haggai Christ made peace on his cross, preached or published it to the world, and gives it to them by the power of his Spirit. Before leaving this wonderful Messianic prophecy, we must call attention to the rendition of the KJV in Haggai 2:7, which reads: In every way, this translation is far more suitable than subsequent renditions. I. In either case, the contrast is between two things, either the temple in that its former estate, and this its latter estate after the captivity, or the two temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel. Haggai 2:9 Context. In the former house more powerful kings, and grander choirs of singers, and more richly attired priests with costlier sacrifices, worshipped and served than in the latter; but the Lord, Whom true worshippers had ever sought and longed for, suddenly came to it, and so gave it a glory which the former had never known. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. Haggai’s words do more than offer a “build it and they will come” encouragement as seen in the movie Field of Dreams. The songs which were sung within its walls not only celebrated the Exodus and the other great deliverances for which their fathers praised the Lord, but the sorrows and hopelessness of Babylon, followed by the glorious restoration which filled their hearts with laughter, and their tongues with melody. Haggai 2:7 plainly connects the filling of God's house with glory to the prior fact of the "Desire of all nations" having been brought into it; and "the desirable things" of all nations such as their wealth, their gold and silver, could not in any sense be viewed as "the glory" of God's house. This teaches us that it is not the house, but the presence that sanctifies the house, that constitutes its glory. What God accounts a glory, must be somewhat better than silver and gold. Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Commentary by Steed Davidson The small book of Haggai stands on par with other prophetic books in many respects. It is His promise concerning His sanctuary. The religious knowledge of the people was kept up through the regular public reading and distribution of the Scriptures, which were early collected into their present canonical form. Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . This was the glorious prospect lifted up before those who, coming back from the captivity of Zion, set to work on the restoration of that temple which they had never forgotten in a strange land. 1 Tim Meadowcroft, Haggai (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield Phoenix, 2006), 157. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed... View the entire commentary. The Gospel is specially the dispensation of peace; Christ is our peace. The community, though, still needs to do its part in restoring the temple. ), "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith Jehovah of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, saith Jehovah of hosts.". Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 9:6; Zechariah 9:9-10). Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . 2. 2:5) in the person of His chosen One (cf. Between this third utterance and the fourth (Haggai 2:10-19) intervenes Zechariah’s exhortation to repentance (Zechariah 1:2-6) uttered in the eighth month. Rather than simply hearing the words of Haggai, readers hear from the community thus foregrounding the critical role of the community. If Solomon takes the credit for a building of glory, the honor of its restoration belongs to God. God performs the earth-shaking function (verse 6) that results in the arrival of the nations’ treasures (verse 7a). The meaning of Haggai 1:9 is evident from the context. This is peace above peace, which shall be given after the third shaking of heaven sea earth, dry land, when He shall destroy all powers anti principalities (in the day of judgment). The way Haggai motivates the Jews to build the temple of God has a powerful application to our own efforts to build the Church of God. And in this place will I give peace] Even the Prince of peace, and with him all things also, Romans 8:32, pacem Pectoris et Temporis, Peace of country and of conscience; this latter especially seemeth here to be meant. He is its Author, and it comes from Him as a free gift. Sermon Bible Commentary. ; and, while we must accept the grammatical logic of this, it could very well be that the translators have been too much influenced by the Septuagint (LXX) in this place. Commentary, Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Steed Davidson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. II. Home >> Bible Studies >> Haggai >> Haggai 2:1-9 These small group studies of Haggai contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. The latter house recorded a fuller history of God’s working than the former. Dhinakaran and led by Dr. Paul Dhinakaran. The poorest cottage is an incomparably more sacred and honoured place than the most celebrated and costly structures reared for any creatures other than man. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Haggai’s words do more than offer a “build it and they will come” encouragement as seen in the movie Field of Dreams. To make this read "prosperity" is ridiculous, for the present-day meaning of "prosperity" leaves out of sight all the higher significance of the passage. So, too, Haggai initiates interaction with the people echoing their assessment of the state of the temple as the basis for encouraging their continued work (verse 3). The hazard stems from the fact that Haggai’s message is all too easily twisted into a message ripe for preachers of the so-called “prosperity gospel” and for those who have too long listened to them. 2:9 "the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former" This must be interpreted in light of two contexts: 1. return from exile and later to Herod's temple. As all probably applies to the Christian Church, the real house of God, its glory was most certainly greater than any glory which was ever possessed by that of the Jews. Archbishop Thomson, Lincoln's Inn Sermons, p. 390. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” This verse lays out a correlation between the temple and full flourishing (NRSV, “prosperity,” KJV “peace) that can too easily be interpreted as a causal relationship. The use of a plural verb here does not militate against the Messianic interpretation, for there are instances in which the verb agrees with the second of two nouns."[14]SIZE>. "The work of the people serves as an expression of God's work among them. Haggai presses the point of divine honor further by opening up before the eyes of the community what the completed temple would mean for God’s role in the world. Haggai 2:9 Context. Christ is here, so here is liberty and light, here is strength and comfort. Haggai’s preferred expression, “the Lord of hosts” (the archaic term “hosts” is better read as “armies”), reflects the confidence of the temple as the site of a powerful militaristic God. How poor and prosaic and shrunken the walls of the new Temple seemed to them! Barnes's Haggai 2:9 Bible Commentary The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former - or, perhaps, more probably, "the later glory of this house shall be greater than the former;" for he had already spoken of the present temple, as identical with that before the captivity . ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” "Peace ..." The RSV and other versions have rendered this word "prosperity" for no compelling reason; and again we are compelled to find fault with this type of tampering with the Word of God. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Jarchi & Kimchi in Hagg. In this case the question, whether the temple of tiered was a different material building from that of Zerubbabel, falls away. He adds the international impact of the temple to comments on the need for the temple given in chapter 1.Haggai sees God’s honor as the pressing argument for the restoration of the temple (1:4, 9) not merely because God needs a house to reflect such honor, but rather because the state of the building reflects the people and their relationship with God. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house was greater, because therein the same Divine majesty appeared, not covered with a cloud but really incarnated. But it is said that the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-minor-prophets/haggai For I am with you . Commentaries for Haggai Chapter 2 Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. and a rich people, with incredible spoils taken from conquered nations, gave a glory to the first house, but God himself will give the glory of this house. IV. I want to focus mainly on the message Haggai delivers in 2:1–9. Honesty is a core component of living in relationship with others. The treasure of the nations appears as silver and gold in verse 8 and will contribute to the improved magnificence of the temple (Haggai 2:9). When this is witnessed to the soul by the Spirit of God the enmity is removed, or the will is subdued, and the affections are brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. In material magnificence the temple of Solomon, built and adorned with all the treasures accumulated by David and enlarged by Solomon, far surpassed all which Herod, amid his attempts to give a material meaning to the prophecy, could do. Recount this chronicle of two generations, one with memories of a glorious past and one with some hopes for a faithful future. The infidel boasts that he can give peace. I. Their sins hindered the work. It cannot be the portion of the unbeliever. Then, let all the occasions of your life, all the changes which you experience, be sanctified in the place where He, according to His promise, is sure to be found. In this place; in my house, type of Christ, and who is the glory of it. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) Before that time they were ever lapsing into it; and reformers, such as the good King Josiah, had to purge the very Temple itself of idols and idolatrous altars. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. Ver. A worried, upset congregation leaves no one at ease. The treasure of the nations appears as silver and gold in verse 8 and will contribute to the improved magnificence of the temple (Haggai 2:9). 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. And how are we to know that it is ours? While the phrasing of verse 6 may sound eschatological, preachers should remember the strict dating system of the book in order to keep Haggai’s concerns within contemporary time. Biblical Commentary; Español Comentario; Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Haggai Dick Donovan 2019-08-28T16:44:46-07:00. The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. Haggai rallies the community for the task of restoration of the temple precisely because the temple serves a critical function in the community. But the glory of this latter house was greater because under it the grand scheme of human salvation was exhibited, and the redemption price paid down for a lost world. v. 23, i.e., a king of the tribe of Judah [Gen. 49:10] and family of Jesse [II Samuel 7]). II. This was the true glory of the second Temple.’. Tell this story of a people trying to rebuild their lives and determine where God is in the midst of it. Haggai 1:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Haggai 1:9, NIV: "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little.What you brought home, I blew away. ), It is Christ who really speaks to us, both out of the Old Testament and out of the New, this blessed message of the Lord, “In this place will I give peace.” It is His Spirit which revealed it to the prophet; it is His Word which is uttered in the Gospel; it is He Himself who gives it to us now and for evermore. Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. While we know little about the person named Haggai, the book boasts the successful completion of work on the temple in the restoration period. He is “the repairer of the breach,” the way, the truth, the life, the door which leadeth unto the Father. Biblical Commentary Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Haggai is a post-exilic prophet, serving during the period following the Babylonian Exile. 2:9 "the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former" This must be interpreted in light of two contexts: 1. return from exile and later to Herod's temple 2. eschatological, to YHWH's presence (cf. Recount this chronicle of two generations, one with memories of a glorious past and one with some hopes for a faithful future. The new sanctuary is regarded as identical with that reared by Solomon. 23. God calleth us to peace” 1 Corinthians 7:15 in the Gospel Romans 5:1, “being justified by faith, we have peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord Galatians 5:22, the fruit of the Spirit is love joy peace.” Spiritual peace being thus prominent in the Gospel and in prophecy, as the gift of God, it were unnatural to explain the peace which God promised here to give, as other than He promised elsewhere; peace in Him who is “our peace, Jesus Christ.”, “Peace and tranquility of mind is above all glory of the house; because peace passeth all understanding. “The Dayspring from on high visited us, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” He Himself says John 14:27, “My peace I leave with you.” He spake, that John 16:33 “in Me ye might have peace.” Peter sums up “the word which God sent unto the children of Israel, as Acts 10:36 preaching peace by Jesus Christ Romans 14:17. .—Better, The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former. For what the wise of blessed memory have said of the beauty of the house of Herod is in relation to the house which Zerubbabel built. Despite our preference for the KJV in this verse, the commentary above is written upon our version (ASV) and interpreted accordingly. II. This peace begins by the removal of the difficulty in the way of the just God accepting the guilty (Psalms 85:8; Psalms 85:10; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 53:5; Zechariah 6:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19); then it creates peace in the sinner's own heart (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 2:13-17; Philippians 4:7); then it shall at last make peace in the whole earth (Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14). And in this place will I give peace - שלום shalom a peace-offering, as well as peace itself; or Jesus Christ, who is called the Prince of peace, through whom peace is proclaimed between God and man, between man and his fellows; and through whom peace is established in the disconsolate soul. In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and say, The place where he will give it, and the time when. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed... View the entire commentary. Now this cannot be said because Jesus Christ made his personal appearance in that temple, or rather in that built by Herod; for, though we allow that Jesus Christ is equal with God, we do not grant that he is greater. The work of the people serves as an expression of God’s work among them. Haggai 2, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. And how shall it be said, if so, ‹great shall be the glory of this later house above the first?‘” The poor unconverted Jew did not know the answer to his question: “Through the presence of God, in the substance of our flesh; through the son given to us, Whose name should be Mighty God.” The glory of this temple was in Him Who John 1:14. was made Flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” “There Christ, the Son of God, was, as a Child, offered to God: there He sat in the midst of the Doctors; there He taught and revealed things, hidden from the foundation of the world. Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Commentary by Walter C. Bouzard Haggai is dangerous. As Haggai offers encouragement, he singles out the leaders and the people using the same word in every instance. 520-516) after the Babylonian Exile. 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