For the seed [shall be] prosperous
Being cast into the earth, it shall spring up again, and produce a large increase; whereas before, though they sowed much, it came to little, ( Haggai 1:6 ) : the vine shall give her fruit;
be loaded with clusters, and produce large quantities of wine; whereas before there was a drought upon the new wine; and where there were wont to be had fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty, ( Haggai 1:11 ) ( 2:16 ) : and the ground shall give her increase;
as usual, meaning of wheat and barley; whereas before there was a drought upon the corn, and where there used to be a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten, ( Haggai 1:11 ) ( 2:16 ) : and the heavens shall give their dew;
which makes the earth fruitful; whereas before the heaven over them was stayed from dew, and instead of it were blasting, mildew, and hail, ( Haggai 1:10 ) ( 2:17 ) : and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these
as a symbol of better things inherited by the remnant according to the election of grace; and who have the promise both of this life and that to come; and who, seeking in the first place spiritual things, have all others added to them, convenient for them.