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And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:20 came unto Haggai. Four times the word of the Lord came to Haggai (1:1; 2:1,10,20), all in the short span of time from the first day of the sixth month of the second year of Darius’ reign to the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. These short, pungent messages did, however, stir up the people to complete the temple.

2:23 a signet. The signet ring was a symbol of honor and authority (compare Jeremiah 22:24). Zerubbabel, the human governor, thus also was given divine responsibility over the people in their revived economy, authority which had been removed from King Jeconiah just before the captivity. Note also the emphasis on this authority (perhaps even as a type of Christ) in the prophecy of Zechariah, especially Zechariah 4:6-10.

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