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Haggai 1:7-11 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 That's why God-of-the-Angel-Armies said: "Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over." 7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
8 Then God said: "Here's what I want you to do: Climb into the hills and cut some timber. Bring it down and rebuild the Temple. Do it just for me. Honor me. 8 Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored," says the LORD.
9 You've had great ambitions for yourselves, but nothing has come of it. The little you have brought to my Temple I've blown away - there was nothing to it. 9 "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house.
10 hat's why. Because of your stinginess. And so I've given you a dry summer and a skimpy crop. 10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.
11 I've matched your tight-fisted stinginess by decreeing a season of drought, drying up fields and hills, withering gardens and orchards, stunting vegetables and fruit. Nothing - not man or woman, not animal or crop - is going to thrive." 11 I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands."