Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory?
How does it look to you now?
Is it not in your sight as nothing?
Yet now take courage, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the Lord; work, for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts,
according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt.
My spirit abides among you; do not fear.
(...) and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of hosts.
The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts.