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Haggai 1:5

5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.

Haggai 1:5 in Other Translations

5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
5 This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you!
5 And then a little later, God-of-the-Angel-Armies spoke out again: "Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over.
5 Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: "Think carefully about 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 through the prophet Haggai:
4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”
5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.
6 You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”
7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 7; Lamentations 3:40; Haggai 2:15,18