7 This is what the LORD of Armies says: Carefully consider your ways!
8 "Go to the mountains, get lumber, and build the house. I will be pleased with it, and I will be honored," declares the LORD.
9 "You expected a lot, but you received a little. When you bring something home, I blow it away. Why?" declares the LORD of Armies. "It's because my house lies in ruins while each of you is busy working on your own house.
10 It is because of you that the sky has withheld its dew and the earth has withheld its produce.
11 I called for a drought on the land, the hills, and on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil, and whatever the ground produces, on humans and animals, and on all your hard work."