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?
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CommentaryClarke'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
'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
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.
"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
"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.
Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
"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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