Bible: Hag 1:7-11

The Instruction of the People

1:7Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says: ‘Pay close attention to these things also. 1  1:8 Go up to the hill country and bring back timber to build 2  the temple. 3  Then I will be pleased and honored,’ 4  says the Lord. 1:9 You expected a large harvest, but instead 5  there was little, and when you brought it home it disappeared right away. 6  Why?’ asks the Lord who rules over all. ‘Because my temple remains in ruins, thanks to each of you favoring his own house! 7  1:10 This is why the sky 8  has held back its dew and the earth its produce. 9  1:11 Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.’ 10 

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