But now, consider what will come to pass from this day on. Before a stone was placed upon a stone in the Lord's temple,
how did you fare? When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty.
I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and mildew and hail; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
Consider from this day on, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider:
Is there any seed left in the barn? Do the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree still yield nothing? From this day on I will bless you.