SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:9 La gloria de esta Casa postrera ser mayor que la de la primera, dijo el SEŃOR de los ejércitos; y daré paz en este lugar, dijo el SEŃOR de los ejércitos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Haggai 2:9 Verse 9. And in this place will I give peace] µwlŤ shalom a peace-offering, as well as peace itself; or Jesus Christ, who is called the Prince of peace, through whom peace is proclaimed between God and man, between man and his fellows; and through whom peace is established in the disconsolate soul. And at this temple this peace was first promulgated and proclaimed.
But it is said that the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. Now this cannot be said because Jesus Christ made his personal appearance in that temple, or rather in that built by Herod; for, though we allow that Jesus Christ is equal with God, we do not grant that he is greater. Now the first temple was the dwelling-place of God: here he manifested his glory between the cherubim, and it was his constant residence for more than four hundred years. But the glory of this Iatter house was greater because under it the grand scheme of human salvation was exhibited, and the redemption price paid down for a lost world. As all probably applies to the Christian Church, the real house of God, its glory was most certainly greater than any glory which was ever possessed by that of the Jews. See on ver. 22, 23.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts , etc.] The “former”, or first house, was the temple built by Solomon, which was a very glorious one, if we consider the vast treasure of riches laid up by David, and given to Solomon for the building of it; the great number of workmen employed in it; the stateliness of the fabric, the like to which was never seen, the model being drawn by the Lord himself; the decoration of it; the vessels in it; and, above all, the glory of the Lord that filled it, and continued in it; and yet this “latter” or second house exceeded it. It must be a glory very great indeed to exceed this! The Jews themselves own there were several things wanting in the latter which were in the former, as the “ark”, the “Urim” and “Thummim”, the “fire” from heaven, the “Shechinah” (or, as in some books, the anointing oil, and, in others, the cherubim), and the “Holy Ghost”: by one of their writers f36 , they are reckoned in this order, the ark, the mercy seat, and cherubim, one; the Shechinah or divine Majesty, the second; the Holy Ghost, which is prophecy, the third; Urim and Thummim the fourth: and the fire from heaven the fifth: what could there be in it to compensate the want of these, and put it upon a level, and even to cause it to excel the temple of Solomon? the excelling glory did not lie in the fabric; when the foundation of it was laid, the old men wept, because it came so short of the other; and, as the building rose, it was in their eyes as nothing; who were better judges than later Jews, who magnify the building of the second temple; depending upon the authority of Josephus ben Gorion, who is not to be trusted: nor did it lie in the duration of it, it continuing ten years longer, they say f37 , than the former; which, if true, could not answer to the deficiencies before mentioned; or be an encouragement to the builders to go on in their work: nor in the riches brought into it by the Gentiles in the times of the Maccabees, which was very inconsiderable; and could never make it equal to Solomon’s temple, and much less preferable to it; nor by Alexander the great honouring it with his presence f38 ; for surely Solomon was greater than he. It remains, that what gave it the greater glory was the personal presence of the Messiah in it, his doctrines, and his miracles: and , or “for”, in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts ; not temporal peace, for there was little of that during the second temple; witness the times of the Maccabees, and the wars with the Romans; but spiritual peace, through the blood and righteousness of Christ; peace with God; reconciliation for sin, through the sacrifice of the Son of God, in whom he is well pleased; yea, Christ himself may be meant, the Prince of peace, the Man the peace, who is our peace, ( Isaiah 9:6 Micah 5:5 Ephesians 2:14) the author of peace between God and men, between Jew and Gentile; the giver of spiritual and eternal peace: him the Lord gave, “put”, and set in this place, the temple, as before observed; and where the Gospel of peace was preached, and from whence it went forth into all the world. The Arabic version adds, “peace of soul, I say, to be possessed by everyone that labours to raise up this temple.”
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragemen to proceed. But they could not build such a temple then, as Solomo built. Though our gracious God is pleased if we do as well as we can in his service, yet our proud hearts will scarcely let us be pleased unless we do as well as others, whose abilities are far beyond ours Encouragement is given the Jews to go on in the work notwithstanding They have God with them, his Spirit and his special presence. Though he chastens their transgressions, his faithfulness does not fail. The Spirit still remained among them. And they shall have the Messiah amon them shortly; "He that should come." Convulsions and changes would tak place in the Jewish church and state, but first should come grea revolutions and commotions among the nations. He shall come, as the Desire of all nations; desirable to all nations, for in him shall all the earth be blessed with the best of blessings; long expected an desired by all believers. The house they were building should be fille with glory, very far beyond Solomon's temple. This house shall be filled with glory of another nature. If we have silver and gold, we must serve and honour God with it, for the property is his. If we have not silver and gold, we must honour him with such as we have, and he will accept us. Let them be comforted that the glory of this latte house shall be greater than that of the former, in what would be beyon all the glories of the first house, the presence of the Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord of glory, personally, and in human nature. Nothin but the presence of the Son of God, in human form and nature, coul fulfil this. Jesus is the Christ, is He that should come, and we are to look for no other. This prophecy alone is enough to silence the Jews and condemn their obstinate rejection of Him, concerning whom all their prophets spake. If God be with us, peace is with us. But the Jews unde the latter temple had much trouble; but this promise is fulfilled is that spiritual peace which Jesus Christ has by his blood purchased for all believers. All changes shall make way for Christ to be desired an valued by all nations. And the Jews shall have their eyes opened to behold how precious He is, whom they have hitherto rejected.
Original Hebrew גדול 1419 יהיה 1961 כבוד 3519 הבית 1004 הזה 2088 האחרון 314 מן 4480 הראשׁון 7223 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 צבאות 6635 ובמקום 4725 הזה 2088 אתן 5414 שׁלום 7965 נאם 5002 יהוה 3068 צבאות׃ 6635