But now, consider what will come to pass from this day on. Before a stone was placed upon a stone in the Lord's temple,
how did you fare? a When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty.
I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and mildew and hail; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
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