Haggai 1:1–11

*aIn the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet unto bZerubbabel the son of cShealtiel, ||ccgovernor of Judah, and to dJoshua the son of deJosedech, eethe high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built. Then came the word of the Lord fby Haggai the prophet, saying,

gIs it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your hcieled houses,

And this house lie twaste?

Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; iConsider your ways.

jYe have sown much, and kbring in little;

lYe eat, but ye have not menough;

Ye ndrink, but ye are not ofilled with drink;

Ye clothe you, but there is none warm;

And phe that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; iConsider your ways.

Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house;

And I will take pleasure in it, and qI will be glorified, saith the Lord.

jYe looked for much, and, lo, it came to little;

And when ye brought it home, rI did ||sblow upon it.

Why? saith the Lord of hosts.

Because of mine house that is twaste,

And ye run every man unto his own house.

10  Therefore uthe heaven over you vis stayed from vvdew,

And the earth vis stayed from her vvfruit.

11  And wI called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains,

And upon the xcorn, and upon xthe new wine, and upon xthe oil,

And upon that which the ground bringeth forth,

And upon men, and upon cattle, and upon yall the labour of the hands.

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