Haggai 1:6
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New International Version
You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it."

King James Bible
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but are not satisfied; ye drink, but are not filled with drink; ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages for a bag with holes.

World English Bible
You have sown much, and bring in little. You eat, but you don't have enough. You drink, but you aren't filled with drink. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm, and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes in it."

Young's Literal Translation
Ye have sown much, and brought in little, To eat, and not to satiety, To drink, and not to drunkenness, To clothe, and none hath heat, And he who is hiring himself out, Is hiring himself for a bag pierced through.

Haggai 1:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye have sown much - God will not bless you in any labor of your hands, unless you rebuild his temple and restore his worship. This verse contains a series of proverbs, no less than five in the compass of a few lines.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

have.

Haggai 1:9 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow on it. Why? said the LORD of hosts...

Haggai 2:16 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten...

Leviticus 26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase...

Deuteronomy 28:38-40 You shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it...

2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Isaiah 5:10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

Jeremiah 14:4 Because the ground is beat down, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Hosea 4:10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit prostitution, and shall not increase...

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield...

Joel 1:10-13 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes...

Amos 4:6-9 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to me...

Micah 6:14,15 You shall eat, but not be satisfied; and your casting down shall be in the middle of you; and you shall take hold...

Zechariah 8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast...

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

Malachi 3:9-11 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation...

eat.

Leviticus 26:26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven...

1 Kings 17:12 And she said, As the LORD your God lives, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and...

Job 20:22 In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come on him.

Jeremiah 44:18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, we have wanted all things...

Ezekiel 4:16,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight...

with holes. Heb. pierced through.

Job 20:28 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, said the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief...

Library
Vain Toil
'Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.'--HAGGAI i. 6 A large emigration had taken place from the land of captivity to Jerusalem. The great purpose which the returning exiles had in view was the rebuilding of the Temple, as the centre-point of the restored nation. With true heroism, and much noble and unselfish
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The Median wars--The last native dynasties of Egypt--The Eastern world on the eve of the Macedonian conquest. [Drawn by Boudier, from one of the sarcophagi of Sidon, now in the Museum of St. Irene. The vignette, which is by Faucher-Gudin, represents the sitting cyno-cephalus of Nectanebo I., now in the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican.] Darius appears to have formed this project of conquest immediately after his first victories, when his initial attempts to institute satrapies had taught him not
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:38
You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it.

Nehemiah 5:2
Some were saying, "We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain."

Isaiah 5:10
A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine; a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain."

Jeremiah 12:13
They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing. They will bear the shame of their harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."

Hosea 8:7
"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.

Amos 4:8
People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Haggai 1:5
Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.

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