Haggai 2:15
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New International Version
"'Now give careful thought to this from this day on --consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.

New Living Translation
Look at what was happening to you before you began to lay the foundation of the LORD's Temple.

English Standard Version
Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the LORD,

New American Standard Bible
'But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

King James Bible
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, reflect back from this day: Before one stone was placed on another in the LORD's temple,

International Standard Version
Pay attention from now on to how things used to be before one stone had been laid upon another in the Temple of the LORD.

NET Bible
Now therefore reflect carefully on the recent past, before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"And from now on, carefully consider this. Consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the temple of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and forward--before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD,

New American Standard 1977
‘But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, I pray you, consider in your heart from this day forth, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

King James 2000 Bible
And now, I pray you, consider from this day onward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

American King James Version
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD:

American Standard Version
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now consider in your hearts, from this day and upward, before there was a stone laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and onward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah,

English Revised Version
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

World English Bible
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, lay it, I pray you, to your heart, From this day, and onwards, Before the laying of stone to stone in the temple of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Blessings for a Defiled People
14Then Haggai said, "'So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,' declares the LORD, 'and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean. 15But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD, 16from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty.…
Cross References
Ezra 3:10
Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD according to the directions of King David of Israel.

Ezra 4:24
Then work on the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it was stopped until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Haggai 1:5
Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider your ways!

Haggai 1:7
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider your ways!

Haggai 2:16
from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty.

Haggai 2:18
Do consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month; from the day when the temple of the LORD was founded, consider:

Zechariah 8:10
'For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for animal; and for him who went out or came in there was no peace because of his enemies, and I set all men one against another.
Treasury of Scripture

And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD:

consider.

Haggai 2:18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth …

Haggai 1:5,7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways…

Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand …

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Malachi 3:8-11 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein …

Romans 6:21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

from before.

Ezra 3:10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, …

Ezra 4:24 Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So …

(15) From this day and upward--i.e., backward.

Before a stone was laid . . .--Alluding to the recent resumption of building, not to the laying of the foundations fifteen years previously.

Verse 15 - The prophet bids the people look backwards, and consider how their neglect had been visited by scanty harvests; their own experience would teach them this lesson. From this day; viz. the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, when this address was delivered (ver. 10; comp. ver. 18). And upward; i.e. backward. He bids them go back in thought fourteen years when they first intermitted building. Before a stone, etc. This does not mean before the building was first begun, but before they began to build on the foundation already laid. And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward,.... This being their case, and they so polluted with sin, particularly through their neglect of building the temple; they are most earnestly and importunately entreated to "lay" it "to their hearts", to ponder it in their minds, and thoroughly consider how it had fared with them from this twenty fourth day of the ninth month, in which the prophet was sent unto them to encourage them in their work, and upwards or backwards, for some years past: even

from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord: the foundation of the temple was laid quickly after the Jews returned from Babylon, upon the proclamation of Cyrus, Ezra 3:10 but, through difficulties and discouragements they met with, they desisted from the work, and went no further; a stone was not laid upon it; or, as the Targum, a row, or course upon course, until this time: and now all the intermediate space of time between the first laying the foundation of the temple, and their present going to work upon it, the prophet would have them take particular notice of; how it had been with them, as to their outward circumstances; whereby it would appear, they had sinned, and the Lord had been offended with them. 15. consider—literally, "lay it to heart." Ponder earnestly, retracing the past "upward" (that is, backward), comparing what evils heretofore befell you before ye set about this work, with the present time when you have again commenced it, and when in consequence I now engage to "bless you." Hence ye may perceive the evils of disobedience and the blessing of obedience.2:10-19 Many spoiled this good work, by going about it with unholy hearts and hands, and were likely to gain no advantage by it. The sum of these two rules of the law is, that sin is more easily learned from others than holiness. The impurity of their hearts and lives shall make the work of their hands, and all their offerings, unclean before God. The case is the same with us. When employed in any good work, we should watch over ourselves, lest we render it unclean by our corruptions. When we begin to make conscience of duty to God, we may expect his blessing; and whoso is wise will understand the loving-kindness of the Lord. God will curse the blessings of the wicked, and make bitter the prosperity of the careless; but he will sweeten the cup of affliction to those who diligently serve him.
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