9 Ye beheld to more, and lo! it is made less; and ye brought into the house, and I blew it out. For what cause, saith the Lord of hosts? for mine house is desert(ed), and ye hasten each man into his house. (For ye looked for more, and lo! it is made less; and ye brought the harvest back home, and I blew it out. For what reason, or why, saith the Lord of hosts? because my House lieth in ruins, while each person hasteneth into his own house.)
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.