New International Version
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways.
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Consider your ways.
World English Bible
This is what Yahweh of Armies says: "Consider your ways.
Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Set your heart to your ways.
Haggai 1:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
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'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
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."
Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored," says the LORD.
"'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.
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