Haggai 1:3

3 Shortly after that, God said more and Haggai spoke it:

Haggai 1:3 Meaning and Commentary

Haggai 1:3

Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet
This is a second prophecy, distinct from the former; that was delivered to the two governors, setting forth the sentiments and language of the people concerning the building of the temple, which was left with them to consider how just it was; but this is sent to the people themselves, expostulating with them about the folly and ingratitude of it: saying;
as follows:

Haggai 1:3 In-Context

1 On the first day of the sixth month of the second year in the reign of King Darius of Persia, God's Message was delivered by the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak:
2 A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: "The people procrastinate. They say this isn't the right time to rebuild my Temple, the Temple of God."
3 Shortly after that, God said more and Haggai spoke it:
4 "How is it that it's the 'right time' for you to live in your fine new homes while the Home, God's Temple, is in ruins?"
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.
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