Haggai 1:2
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New International Version
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come to rebuild the LORD's house.'"

New Living Translation
"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.'"

English Standard Version
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."'"

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD of Hosts says this: These people say: The time has not come for the house of the LORD to be rebuilt."

International Standard Version
"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: 'These people keep saying, "No, the right time for rebuilding the LORD's Temple has not yet come."'"

NET Bible
The LORD who rules over all says this: "These people have said, 'The time for rebuilding the LORD's temple has not yet come.'"

New Heart English Bible
"This is what the LORD of hosts says: These people say, 'The time hasn't yet come, the time for the LORD's house to be built.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD of Armies says: These people say it's not the right time to rebuild the house of the LORD."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.”’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus speaketh the LORD of the hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not yet come, the time to build the house of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.

American King James Version
Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD's house should be built.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: This people saith: The time is not yet come for building the house of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that Jehovah's house should be built.

English Revised Version
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, It is not the time for us to come, the time for the LORD'S house to be built.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
"This is what Yahweh of Armies says: These people say, 'The time hasn't yet come, the time for Yahweh's house to be built.'"

Young's Literal Translation
Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: This people! -- they have said, 'The time hath not come, The time the house of Jehovah is to be built.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-11 Observe the sin of the Jews, after their return from captivity in Babylon. Those employed for God may be driven from their work by a storm, yet they must go back to it. They did not say that they would not build a temple, but, Not yet. Thus men do not say they will never repent and reform, and be religious, but, Not yet. And so the great business we were sent into the world to do, is not done. There is a proneness in us to think wrongly of discouragements in our duty, as if they were a discharge from our duty, when they are only for the trial of our courage and faith. They neglected the building of God's house, that they might have more time and money for worldly affairs. That the punishment might answer to the sin, the poverty they thought to prevent by not building the temple, God brought upon them for not building it. Many good works have been intended, but not done, because men supposed the proper time was not come. Thus believers let slip opportunities of usefulness, and sinners delay the concerns of their souls, till too late. If we labour only for the meat that perishes, as the Jews here, we are in danger of losing our labour; but we are sure it shall not be in vain in the Lord, if we labour for the meat which lasts to eternal life. If we would have the comfort and continuance of temporal enjoyments, we must have God as our Friend. See also Lu 12:33. When God crosses our temporal affairs, and we meet with trouble and disappointment, we shall find the cause is, that the work we have to do for God and our own souls is left undone, and we seek our own things more than the things of Christ. How many, who plead that they cannot afford to give to pious or charitable designs, often lavish ten times as much in needless expenses on their houses and themselves! But those are strangers to their own interests, who are full of care to adorn and enrich their own houses, while God's temple in their hearts lies waste. It is the great concern of every one, to apply to the necessary duty of self-examination and communion with our own hearts concerning our spiritual state. Sin is what we must answer for; duty is what we must do. But many are quick-sighted to pry into other people's ways, who are careless of their own. If any duty has been neglected, that is no reason why it should still be so. Whatever God will take pleasure in when done, we ought to take pleasure in doing. Let those who have put off their return to God, return with all their heart, while there is time.
Study Bible
A Call to Rebuild the Temple
1In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2"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."'" 3Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,…
Cross References
Haggai 1:1
In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

Haggai 1:3
Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
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