Haggai 1:3

3 Then the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying:

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 In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
2 Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord's house.
3 Then the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying:
4 Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
5 Now therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider how you have fared.