New International Version
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Ask the priests what the law says:
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests [concerning] the law, saying,
World English Bible
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: 'Ask, I pray thee, the priests of the law, saying:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month - Three months after they had begun to rebuild the temple, Haggai is ordered to go and put two questions to the priests.
1. If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and he touch any thing with his skirt, is that thing made holy? The priests answered, No! Haggai 2:12.
2. If one has touched a dead body and thereby become unclean, does he communicate his uncleanness to whatever he may touch? And the priests answered, Yes! Haggai 2:13.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2. Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, 3. Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? 4. Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Desire of all Nations
A Faithful Undershepherd
"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge--whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults--take them to the place the LORD your God will choose.
Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.
They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.
"For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.
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