Haggai 2:1b,3-5 The Inclusive Translation:
The word of YHWH came through the prophet Haggai and told him. . . Ask them,
Who is there left among you who saw this Temple in its former glory? And how does it look to you now? Doesn’t it seem like nothing in comparison? But take courage now, Zerubbabel!–it is YHWH who speaks. Courage, Hight Priest Joshua ben-Jehozadak! Courage, all you people of the country!–it is YHWH who speaks. To work! I am with you—it is YHWH Omnipotent who speaks—as I promised I would when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit remains among you. Don’t be afraid!