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Sept 28 2007 Friday 25th Week Ordinary Time.
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Aggeus 2:1-9 (Haggai 2:1-9)
Douay-Rheims Challoner from SacredBible.org
Christ, by his coming, shall make the latter temple more glorious than the former. The blessing of God shall reward their labour in building. God’s promise to Zorobabel.
1 In the four and twentieth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king, they began.
2 And in the seventh month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Aggeus the prophet, saying:
3 Speak to Zorobabel the son of Salathiel the governor of Juda, and to Jesus the son of Josedec the high priest, and to the rest of the people, saying:
4 Who is left among you, that saw this house in its first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in comparison to that as nothing in your eyes?
5 Yet now take courage, O Zorobabel, saith the Lord, and take courage, Jesus the son of Josedec the high priest, and take courage, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord of hosts: and perform (for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts)
6 The word that I covenanted with you when you came out of the land of Egypt: and my spirit shall be in the midst of you: fear not.
7 For thus saith the Lord of hosts: Yet one little while, and I will move the heaven and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land.
8 And I will move all nations: AND THE DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME: and I will fill this house with glory: saith the Lord of hosts.
9 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.
Haydock Commentary Aggeus 2:1-9 (Haggai 2:1-9)
- Ver. 1. In, &c. This should be joined with the preceding chap. C.—They began the new work at this time, and on the 21st of the seventh month the prophet had a fresh revelation. W.
- Ver. 4. Glory. The temple had been destroyed sixty-nine years before, so that many might have seen it. When the second temple was dedicated, (C.) or founded, (H.) two years after the captivity, cries of grief and joy were heard. 1 Esd. iii. 12.
- Ver. 7. Little. Christ was born 515 years afterwards. The world had been disturbed by Alexander and by the Romans, yet peace then prevailed. All nature acknowledged the power of Jesus Christ, and the world was reformed. Another commotion will take place at his second coming. C.
- Ver. 8. DESIRED. Jacob styles him the expectation of nations, (Gen. xlix) because He was wanting, and always necessary for all. W.—Thus the sick desire a remedy, though they know not what it is. The Gentiles were ignorant of the Messias; yet he was still desirable and most lovely. Cant. v. 16. C.—Many also, like Job, had a lively expectation of their Redeemer’s coming from the tradition of the patriarchs. H.—Heb. “the desires of all nations shall come:” (H.) venient. Sept. “the chosen things,” &c. Christ shall come for all, (C.) and the elect shall meet him with eagerness. H.—In vain do the Jews attempt to contest this prediction. Was not the Messias to be desired? and has not Jesus Christ procured the greatest advantages for mankind?
Gospel According to Luke 9:18-22
Haydock New Testament
18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying;
Whom do the people say that I am?
19 But they answered, and said:
John the Baptist: but some say Elias; and others say, that one of the former prophets is risen again.
20 And he said to them:
But whom do you say that I am?
Simon Peter answering, said:
The Christ of God.
21 But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to no man, 22 Saying:
The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the ancients, and chief priests, and Scribes, and be killed, and rise again the third day.
Haydock Commentary Luke 9:18-22
- Ver. 18. As he was alone praying: i.e. remote from the people, though his disciples are said to have been with him. Wi.