1:2Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.
1:3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
1:4Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
1:6Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
1:8Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
1:9Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
2:15And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
8:9Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.