The Bible in Its Traditions

Haggai 2:15–19

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15  And now, I pray you, consider from this day and forward--before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of YHWH,

Hg2:16  And now consider, I pray you, from this day and beforetime, before they laid a stone on a stone in the temple of the Lord, what manner of men ye were.

Hg2:16  And now, consider in your hearts, from this day and beyond, before stone may be placed upon stone in the temple of the Lord

16  through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the winevat to draw out fifty press-measures, there were but twenty;

Hg2:17  When ye cast into the corn-bin twenty measures of barley, and there were only ten measures of barley: and ye went to the vat to draw out fifty measures, and there were but twenty.

Hg2:17  when you approached a pile of twenty measures, and they became ten, and you entered to the press, to press out fifty bottles, and they became twenty,

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17  I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the work of your hands; yet ye turned not to Me, saith YHWH--

Hg2:18  how I struck you with a burning wind, and a mildew, and a hailstorm, all the works of your hand, yet there was no one among you who returned to me, says the Lord.

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18  consider, I pray you, from this day and forward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of YHWH'S temple was laid, consider it;

Hg2:19  Set your hearts now to think from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day when the foundation of the temple of the Lord was laid;

18  Subdue your hearts from this day and upward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.

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19  is the seed yet in the barn? yea, the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree hath not brought forth--from this day will I bless you.'

Hg2:20  consider in your hearts, whether this shall be known on the corn-floor, and whether yet the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-trees that bear no fruit are with you: from this day will I bless you.

Hg2:20  Has the seed been germinated yet? And has the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree still not flourished? From this day on, I will bless you.