Haggai 2:15
New International Version
"'Now give careful thought to this from this day on --consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.

New Living Translation
Look at what was happening to you before you began to lay the foundation of the LORD’s Temple.

English Standard Version
Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
Now consider carefully from this day forward: Before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

King James Bible
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

New King James Version
‘And now, carefully consider from this day forward: from before stone was laid upon stone in the temple of the LORD—

New American Standard Bible
But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

NASB 1995
'But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

NASB 1977
‘But now, do consider from this day onward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

Amplified Bible
But now, do consider [what will happen] from this day forward: before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,

Christian Standard Bible
“Now from this day on, think carefully: Before one stone was placed on another in the LORD’s temple,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, reflect back from this day: Before one stone was placed on another in the LORD's temple,

American Standard Version
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore establish your hearts from this day and beyond before a stone is laid on a stone in the temple of LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now consider, I pray you, from this day and beforetime, before they laid a stone on a stone in the temple of the Lord, what manner of men ye were.

Contemporary English Version
But from now on, things will get better. Before you started laying the foundation for the temple,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now consider in your hearts, from this day and upward, before there was a stone laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Can't you see what has happened to you? Before you started to rebuild the Temple,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"And from now on, carefully consider this. Consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the temple of the LORD.

International Standard Version
Pay attention from now on to how things used to be before one stone had been laid upon another in the Temple of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and forward--before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD,

Literal Standard Version
And now, please lay [it] to your heart, "" From this day and onward, "" Before the laying of stone to stone in the temple of YHWH.

NET Bible
Now therefore reflect carefully on the recent past, before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD.

World English Bible
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, lay it, I pray you, to your heart, From this day, and onwards, Before the laying of stone to stone in the temple of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Blessings for a Defiled People
14Then Haggai replied, “So it is with this people and this nation before Me, declares the LORD, and so it is with every work of their hands; whatever they offer there is defiled. 15Now consider carefully from this day forward: Before one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD, 16from that time, when one came expecting a heap of twenty ephahs of grain, there were but ten. When one came to the winepress to draw out fifty baths, there were but twenty.…

Cross References
Ezra 3:10
When the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their positions to praise the LORD, as David king of Israel had prescribed.

Ezra 4:24
Thus the construction of the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Haggai 1:5
Now this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Consider carefully your ways.

Haggai 1:7
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Consider carefully your ways.

Haggai 2:16
from that time, when one came expecting a heap of twenty ephahs of grain, there were but ten. When one came to the winepress to draw out fifty baths, there were but twenty.

Haggai 2:18
Consider carefully from this day forward--from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, the day the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid--consider carefully:

Zechariah 8:10
For before those days neither man nor beast received wages, nor was there safety from the enemy for anyone who came or went, for I had turned every man against his neighbor.


Treasury of Scripture

And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD:

consider.

Haggai 2:18
Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.

Haggai 1:5,7
Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways…

Psalm 107:43
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

from before.

Ezra 3:10
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.

Ezra 4:24
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.









(15) From this day and upward--i.e., backward.

Before a stone was laid . . .--Alluding to the recent resumption of building, not to the laying of the foundations fifteen years previously.

Verse 15 - The prophet bids the people look backwards, and consider how their neglect had been visited by scanty harvests; their own experience would teach them this lesson. From this day; viz. the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, when this address was delivered (ver. 10; comp. ver. 18). And upward; i.e. backward. He bids them go back in thought fourteen years when they first intermitted building. Before a stone, etc. This does not mean before the building was first begun, but before they began to build on the foundation already laid.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now
וְעַתָּה֙ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

consider
לְבַבְכֶ֔ם (lə·ḇaḇ·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

carefully
נָ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

day
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

forward:
וָמָ֑עְלָה (wā·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

Before
מִטֶּ֧רֶם (miṭ·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

one stone
אֶ֛בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 68: A stone

was placed
שֽׂוּם־ (śūm-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

on
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

another
אֶ֖בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 68: A stone

in the temple
בְּהֵיכַ֥ל (bə·hê·ḵal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

of the LORD,
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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