13 Then Haggai, the Lord's messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: "I am with you," declares the Lord.
13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's messenger in the Lord's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the Lord.
13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord's message, "I am with you, declares the Lord."
13 Then Haggai, God's messenger, preached God's Message to the people: "I am with you!" God's Word.
13 Then Haggai, the Lord's messenger, spoke the Lord's message to the people, saying, "I am with you, says the Lord."
13 Then Haggai, the Lord 's messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord : "I am with you, says the Lord !"
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Haggai 1:13
Commentary on Haggai 1:12-15
(Read Haggai 1:12-15)
The people returned to God in the way of duty. In attending to God's ministers, we must have respect to him that sent them. The word of the Lord has success, when by his grace he stirs up our spirits to comply with it. It is in the day of Divine power we are made willing. When God has work to be done, he will either find or make men fit to do it. Every one helped, as his ability was; and this they did with a regard to the Lord as their God. Those who have lost time, need to redeem time; and the longer we have loitered in folly, the more haste we should make. God met them in a way of mercy. Those who work for him, have him with them; and if he be for us, who can be against us? This should stir us up to be diligent.