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Haggai 1:2–4

This is what the Lord Almightyh says: “These peoplei say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.j’ ”

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai:k “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses,l while this house remains a ruin?m

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Haggai 1:2–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1:2–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses,

And this house lie waste?

Haggai 1:2–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The people are saying, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.’ ”

Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1:2–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: ‘This people says, “The time has not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built.” ’ ”

Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?”

Haggai 1:2–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

“This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: ‘The people say the right time has not come to rebuild the Temple of the Lord.’ ”

Then Haggai the prophet spoke the word of the Lord: “Is it right for you to be living in fancy houses while the Temple is still in ruins?”

Haggai 1:2–4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, It is not the time for us to come, the time for Jehovah’s house to be built. Then came the word of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your ceiled houses, while this house lieth waste?

Haggai 1:2–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that Jehovah’s house should be built. And the word of Jehovah came by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you that ye should dwell in your wainscoted houses, while this house lieth waste?

Haggai 1:2–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“This is what the Lord of Armies says: These people say it’s not the right time to rebuild the house of the Lord.” 

Then the Lord spoke his word through the prophet Haggai. He said, “Is it time for you to live in your paneled houses while this house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1:2–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“The Lord of Hosts says this: These people say: The time has not come for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt.”

The word of the Lord came through Haggai the prophet: “Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?”

Haggai 1:2–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house. Then the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1:2–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Thus says Yahweh of hosts: ‘This people says, “The time has not come to rebuild the temple of Yahweh.’ ” And the word of Yahweh came through Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your houses that have been paneled while this house is desolate?”

Haggai 1:2–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The Lord who rules over all says, “The people of Judah are saying, ‘The time hasn’t come yet for the Lord’s temple to be rebuilt.’ ”

So the message came to me from the Lord. He said, “My temple is still destroyed. In spite of that, you are living in your houses that have beautiful wooden walls.”

Haggai 1:2–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘This people says, “The time has not come, even the time for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt.” ’ ”

Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,

“Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?”


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