You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but never get warm. You earn wages to put into a bag pierced through."
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 28:38
You will sow much seed in the field but harvest little, because the locust will consume it.
Some were saying, "We and our sons and daughters are numerous. We must get grain to eat and live."
For ten acres of vineyard will yield but a bath of wine, and a homer of seed only an ephah of grain."
They have sown wheat but harvested thorns. They have exhausted themselves to no avail. Bear the shame of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD."
Indeed, they sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. There is no standing grain; what sprouts fails to yield flour. Even if it should produce, the foreigners would swallow it up.
People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
Now this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Think carefully about your ways.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Think carefully about your ways.
You expected much, but behold, it amounted to little. And what you brought home, I blew away. Why? declares the LORD of Hosts. Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.
Therefore, on account of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth has withheld its crops.
from that time when one came expecting a heap of twenty ephahs of grain, there were but ten. When one came to the winepress to draw out fifty baths, there were but twenty.
I struck you--all the work of your hands--with blight, mildew, and hail, but you did not turn to Me, declares the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. The time when Haggai prophesied.
2. He reproves the people for neglecting the building of the house.
7. He incites them to the building.
12. He promises them, being forward, God's assistance.
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