New International Version
Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
King James Bible
Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Darby Bible Translation
And now thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Consider your ways.
World English Bible
Now therefore this is what Yahweh of Armies says: Consider your ways.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Set your heart to your ways.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Consider your ways - Is it fit that you should be building yourselves elegant houses, and neglect a place for the worship of that God who has restored you from captivity?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Consider your ways. Heb. Set your heart on your ways.
'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
"Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"
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."
"'Now give careful thought to this from this day on --consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.
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