Haggai 1:4
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New International Version
"Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"

King James Bible
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?

Darby Bible Translation
Is it time for you that ye should dwell in your wainscoted houses, while this house lieth waste?

World English Bible
"Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it time for you -- you! To dwell in your covered houses, And this house to lie waste?

Haggai 1:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Is it time for you - If the time be not come to rebuild the temple, it cannot be come for you to build yourselves comfortable houses: but ye are rebuilding your houses; why then do ye not rebuild the house of the Lord? The foundation of the temple had been laid fourteen years before, and some considerable progress made in the building; and it had been lying waste in that unfinished state to the present time.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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2 Samuel 7:2 That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

Psalm 132:3-5 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

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Psalm 74:7 They have cast fire into your sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of your name to the ground.

Psalm 102:14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

Jeremiah 26:6,18 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth...

Jeremiah 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men...

Lamentations 2:7 The LORD has cast off his altar, he has abhorred his sanctuary, he has given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces...

Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength...

Daniel 9:17,18,26,27 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps...

Matthew 24:1,2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple...

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Vain Toil
'Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.'--HAGGAI i. 6 A large emigration had taken place from the land of captivity to Jerusalem. The great purpose which the returning exiles had in view was the rebuilding of the Temple, as the centre-point of the restored nation. With true heroism, and much noble and unselfish
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The Median wars--The last native dynasties of Egypt--The Eastern world on the eve of the Macedonian conquest. [Drawn by Boudier, from one of the sarcophagi of Sidon, now in the Museum of St. Irene. The vignette, which is by Faucher-Gudin, represents the sitting cyno-cephalus of Nectanebo I., now in the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican.] Darius appears to have formed this project of conquest immediately after his first victories, when his initial attempts to institute satrapies had taught him not
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

Cross References
Jeremiah 22:14
He says, 'I will build myself a great palace with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar and decorates it in red.

Jeremiah 33:10
"This is what the LORD says: 'You say about this place, "It is a desolate waste, without people or animals." Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more

Jeremiah 33:12
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'In this place, desolate and without people or animals--in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.

Haggai 1:3
Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:

Haggai 1:5
Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.

Haggai 1:9
"You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.

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