"You have sown much, but harvest little ; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied ; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk ; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."
"Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified," says the LORD.
"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little ; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why ?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people ; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,