Haggai 1:10
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New International Version
Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.

King James Bible
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore over you the heavens withhold their dew, and the earth withholdeth its fruit.

World English Bible
Therefore for your sake the heavens withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, over you refrained have the heavens from dew, And the land hath refrained its increase.

Haggai 1:10 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew - It appears from the following verse that God had sent a drought upon the land, which threatened them with scarcity and famine.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

Deuteronomy 28:23,24 And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron...

1 Kings 8:35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place...

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

Jeremiah 14:1-6 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth...

Hosea 2:9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof...

Joel 1:18-20 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate...

Library
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
Deuteronomy 28:23
The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.

Deuteronomy 28:24
The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."

Joel 1:18
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

Haggai 1:6
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 are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it."

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