|Overview - Haggai 1|
|1||The time when Haggai prophesied.|
|2||He reproves the people for neglecting the building of the house.|
|7||He incites them to the building.|
|12||He promises them, being forward, God's assistance.|
Haggai 1:9 (King James Version)
Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
- Ye looked
- They had used all proper means in the cultivation of their lands, and had "sown much;" but when they rationally entertained the most sanguine expectations of a large increase, they were strangely disappointed; and even what they had brought home was unaccountably wasted, as if the Lord had "blown upon it," and driven it away! And the reason was,
- because they neglected the temple, and left it in ruins, whilst they eagerly employed themselves in building and decorating their own houses; therefore they were visited by drought and famine, and by various diseases on man and beast. 6 ; Haggai 2:16 Haggai 2:17 Isaiah 17:10 Isaiah 17:11 ; Malachi 3:8-11
- blow upon it
- or, blow it away.
- 2 Samuel 22:16 ; 2 Kings 19:7 ; Isaiah 40:7 ; Malachi 2:2
- Job 10:2 ; Psalms 77:5-10
- 4 ; Joshua 7:10-15 ; 2 Samuel 21:1 ; Matthew 10:37 Matthew 10:38 ; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32 ; Revelation 2:4 ; 3:19