Haggai 1:5

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

Read Haggai 1:5 Using Other Translations

Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you!

What does Haggai 1:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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