New Living Translation
"Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
King James Bible
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
Darby Bible Translation
Is it time for you that ye should dwell in your wainscoted houses, while this house lieth waste?
World English Bible
"Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?
Young's Literal Translation
Is it time for you -- you! To dwell in your covered houses, And this house to lie waste?
Haggai 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 Ceiled - Arched and richly adorned.
Library"The Prophets of God Helping Them"
Close by the Israelites who had set themselves to the task of rebuilding the temple, dwelt the Samaritans, a mixed race that had sprung up through the intermarriage of heathen colonists from the provinces of Assyria with the remnant of the ten tribes which had been left in Samaria and Galilee. In later years the Samaritans claimed to worship the true God, but in heart and practice they were idolaters. It is true, they held that their idols were but to remind them of the living God, the Ruler of the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
He says, 'I will build a magnificent palace with huge rooms and many windows. I will panel it throughout with fragrant cedar and paint it a lovely red.'
"This is what the LORD says: You have said, 'This is a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.' Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah's other towns, there will be heard once more
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: This land--though it is now desolate and has no people and animals--will once more have pastures where shepherds can lead their flocks.
Then the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai:
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you!
You hoped for rich harvests, but they were poor. And when you brought your harvest home, I blew it away. Why? Because my house lies in ruins, says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, while all of you are busy building your own fine houses.
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