Bible: Haggai 2:10-14

The Promised Blessing

2:10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month of Dariussecond year, 1  the Lord spoke again to the prophet Haggai: 2  2:11 The Lord who rules over all says, ‘Ask the priests about the law. 3  2:12 If someone carries holy meat in a fold of his garment and that fold touches bread, a boiled dish, wine, olive oil, or any other food, will that item become holy?’” 4  The priests answered, “It will not.” 2:13 Then Haggai asked, “If a person who is ritually unclean because of touching a dead body 5  comes in contact with one of these items, will it become unclean?” The priests answered, “It will be unclean.”

2:14 Then Haggai responded, “‘The people of this nation are unclean in my sight,’ 6  says the Lord. ‘And so is all their effort; everything they offer is also unclean. 7 

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