This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought1 to your ways.
Go up into the mountains and bring down timber2 and build the house, so that I may take pleasure3 in it and be honored,4" says the LORD.
"You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little.5 What you brought home, I blew6 away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin,7 while each of you is busy with his own house.
Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld8 their dew9 and the earth its crops.1011
I called for a drought11 on the fields and the mountains,12 on the grain, the new wine,13 the oil14 and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands.15"