Haggai 2:11
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New International Version
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Ask the priests what the law says:

New Living Translation
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says. Ask the priests this question about the law:

English Standard Version
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask the priests about the law:

Berean Study Bible
“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Ask the priests for a ruling.

New American Standard Bible
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Ask now the priests for a ruling:

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
"This is what the LORD of Armies says: Ask the priests for a ruling.

Contemporary English Version
to ask the priests for their opinion on the following matters:

Good News Translation
He said, "Ask the priests for a ruling on this question:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: Ask the priests for a ruling.

International Standard Version
"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: 'Ask the priests about what the Law says:

NET Bible
"The LORD who rules over all says, 'Ask the priests about the law.

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD of Armies says: Ask the priests for a decision.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Ask now the priests for instruction, saying:

New American Standard 1977
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Ask now the priests for a ruling:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests the law, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests [concerning] the law, saying,

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

World English Bible
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: 'Ask, I pray thee, the priests of the law, saying:
Study Bible
Blessings for a Defiled People
10On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Haggai the prophet, saying, 11“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Ask the priests for a ruling. 12If a man carries consecrated meat in the fold of his garment, and it touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any other food, does that item become holy?’” “No,” replied the priests.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:8
If a case is too difficult for you to judge, whether the controversy within your gates is regarding bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults, you must go up to the place the LORD your God will choose.

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they fail to distinguish between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 44:23
They are to teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to discern between the clean and the unclean.

Malachi 2:7
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the LORD of Hosts."

Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Leviticus 10:10,11 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between …

Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they …

Ezekiel 44:23,24 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and …

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may …







Verse 11. - Concerning the Law. Others translate, "for instruction." Ask the priests these two legal questions, such as they were appointed to expound (Deuteronomy 17:8, etc.; Deuteronomy 33:10; Malachi 2:7). By this appeal the prophet makes his lesson sink deeper into the people's mind. Thus saith the Lord of hosts,.... To Haggai the prophet:

ask now the priests concerning the law; whose business it was to understand it, and teach it, and to answer questions, and resolve doubts concerning it; not of their own heads, and according to their fancies, will, and pleasure; but according to the rules and instructions given in the word of God: and as this was their office, they were the proper persons to apply to; and Haggai, though a prophet, is sent to the priests to propose questions to them; though it may be not so much for his own information, as for the conviction of the priests of their impurity, out of their own mouths, and of the people by them:

saying; putting the following questions to them. 11. Ask … the priests—Propose this question to them on the law. The priests were the authorized expounders of the law (Le 10:11; De 33:10; Eze 44:23; Mal 2:7).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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