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Haggai 2:15-17 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 "'Think back. Before you set out to lay the first foundation stones for the rebuilding of my Temple, 15 " 'Now give careful thought to this from this day on--consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.
16 how did it go with you? Isn't it true that your foot-dragging, halfhearted efforts at rebuilding the Temple of God were reflected in a sluggish, halfway return on your crops - half the grain you were used to getting, half the wine? 16 When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty.
17 I hit you with drought and blight and hail. Everything you were doing got hit. But it didn't seem to faze you. You continued to ignore me.' God's Decree. 17 I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turn to me,' declares the LORD.