New Living Translation
Look at what was happening to you before you began to lay the foundation of the LORD's Temple.
King James Bible
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
Darby Bible Translation
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and onward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah,
World English Bible
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, lay it, I pray you, to your heart, From this day, and onwards, Before the laying of stone to stone in the temple of Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:15 Upward - Through past years. Before - Before you would set upon the re - building of the temple after you had intermitted it.
LibraryHis Throat is Most Sweet, Yea, He is Altogether Lovely. This is My Beloved, and this is My Friend, O Daughters of Jerusalem.
The good qualities of ordinary things may be sufficiently well expressed by ordinary phrases of commendation, but there are some subjects so above expression that they can only be worthily admired by declaring them above all praise. Such is the Divine Bridegroom, who, by the excess of His perfections, renders His Bride dumb when she endeavors most worthily to praise Him, that all hearts and minds may be attracted to Him. Her passion causes her to burst out into the praise of some of the excellencies …
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"Wash You, Make You Clean; Put Away the Evil of Your Doings from Before Mine Eyes; Cease to do Evil,"
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Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
When the builders completed the foundation of the LORD's Temple, the priests put on their robes and took their places to blow their trumpets. And the Levites, descendants of Asaph, clashed their cymbals to praise the LORD, just as King David had prescribed.
So the work on the Temple of God in Jerusalem had stopped, and it remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you!
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you!
When you hoped for a twenty-bushel crop, you harvested only ten. When you expected to draw fifty gallons from the winepress, you found only twenty.
"Think about this eighteenth day of December, the day when the foundation of the LORD's Temple was laid. Think carefully.
Before the work on the Temple began, there were no jobs and no money to hire people or animals. No traveler was safe from the enemy, for there were enemies on all sides. I had turned everyone against each other.
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