Haggai 1:5

5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: 1Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:5 Meaning and Commentary

Haggai 1:5

Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts
The Lord God omniscient and omnipotent, that saw all their actions, and could punish for them; since they were so careful of their own houses, and adorning them, and so careless of his house; he would have them now sit down, and seriously think of these things, and of what he should further observe unto them: Consider your ways;
their sinful ways, and repent of them, and forsake them, particularly their ingratitude before observed; and their civil ways, their common ways of life; their labour, work, and business, they were continually employed in; and observe the event of them; what success they had, what these issued in; whether there were not some visible tokens of the divine displeasure on them, which rendered all their attempts to support and enrich themselves and families vain, and of no effect: and they would do well to consider to what all this was to be imputed; whether it was not chiefly owing to this, their neglect of the house of God; and this he would have considered, not in a slight cursory way; but with great earnestness, diligence, and application of mind: "put", or "set your hearts upon your ways" F16; so it may be literally rendered.


F16 (Mkbbl wmyv) "ponite corda vestra", V. L.; "ponite cor vestrum", Burkius.

Haggai 1:5 In-Context

3 Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet,
4 "Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.
7 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Haggai 2:15, 18]
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