Parallel Verses

King James 2000

You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes.

New American Standard Bible

"You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."

King James Version

Ye 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.

Holman Bible

You have planted much
but harvested little.
You eat
but never have enough to be satisfied.
You drink
but never have enough to become drunk.
You put on clothes
but never have enough to get warm.
The wage earner puts his wages
into a bag with a hole in it.”

International Standard Version

You have sowed much but have reaped little. You have eaten but don't have enough to become satisfied. You have drunk but don't have enough to become intoxicated. You have clothed yourself but don't have enough to keep warm. And the hired laborer deposits his salary in a bag full of holes!'"

A Conservative Version

Ye 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 yourselves, but there is none warm. And he who earns wages earns wages [to put] into a bag with holes.

American Standard Version

Ye 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.

Amplified

You have sown much, but you have reaped little; you eat, but you do not have enough; you drink, but you do not have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages has earned them to put them in a bag with holes in it.

Bible in Basic English

Much has been planted, but little got in; you take food, but have not enough; you take drink, but are not full; you are clothed, but no one is warm; and he who gets payment for his work, gets it to put it into a bag full of holes.

Darby Translation

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but are not satisfied; ye drink, but are not filled with drink; ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages for a bag with holes.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye have sown much and bring in little; ye eat, but ye are not filled; ye drink, but ye are not satisfied; ye clothe yourselves, but you are not warm; and he that is a hireling receives his wages in a bag with holes.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye sowed much and brought in little; eating and not being satisfied; ye drank, and not drinking to the full; putting on clothing, and not being warm to him; and he hiring out, hires out for a purse perforated.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You have sown much but have harvested little. You have eaten without [being] satisfied; {you have drunk without being satiated}; you have worn clothes without [being] warm; the one who earns wages puts it in {a pouch with holes}.'

Modern King James verseion

you have sown much and bring in little; you eat, but you do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you dress, but no one is warm; and he who hires out himself hires himself for a bag full of holes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye sow much, but ye bring little in; Ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled; ye deck yourselves, but ye are not warm; and he that earneth any wage, putteth it in a broken purse.

NET Bible

You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but are never filled. You drink, but are still thirsty. You put on clothes, but are not warm. Those who earn wages end up with holes in their money bags.'"

New Heart English Bible

You have sown much, and bring in little. You eat, but you do not have enough. You drink, but you aren't filled with drink. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm, and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes in it."

The Emphasized Bible

Ye have sown much, but have brought in little, have eaten, and not been filled, have drunk, and not been satisfied with drink, have clothed you, and none hath been warm, - and, he that hath hired himself out, hath put his wages into a bag with holes.

Webster

Ye 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 yourselves, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

World English Bible

You have sown much, and bring in little. You eat, but you don't have enough. You drink, but you aren't filled with drink. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm, and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes in it."

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye have sown much, and brought in little, To eat, and not to satiety, To drink, and not to drunkenness, To clothe, and none hath heat, And he who is hiring himself out, Is hiring himself for a bag pierced through.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye have sown
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

and bring

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

in little
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

ye eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

but ye have not enough
שׂבעה 
Sob`ah 
Usage: 5

ye drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

but ye are not filled with drink
שׁכר 
Shakar 
Usage: 19

ye clothe
לבשׁ לבשׁ 
Labash 
Usage: 111

you, but there is none warm
חם 
Chom 
Usage: 11

and he that earneth wages
סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

to put it into a bag
צרר צרור 
Ts@rowr 
Usage: 10

References

Images Haggai 1:6

Prayers for Haggai 1:6

Context Readings

The Temple Lies In Ruins

5 Now therefore thus says the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 6  You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7 Thus says the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.


Cross References

Haggai 2:16

Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the winepress to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.

Zechariah 8:10

For before these days there were no wages for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the enemy: for I set all men every one against his neighbor.

Deuteronomy 28:38-40

You shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

Hosea 4:10

For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit harlotry, and shall not increase: because they have ceased to obey the LORD.

Hosea 8:7

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud: it shall yield no meal: if so be it does yield, the aliens shall swallow it up.

Haggai 1:9

You looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow it away. Why? says the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that is in ruins, and you run every man unto his own house.

Leviticus 26:20

And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

Leviticus 26:26

And when I have broken the supply of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.

2 Samuel 21:1

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

1 Kings 17:12

And she said, As the LORD your God lives, I have not bread, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a jar: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

Job 20:22

In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in distress: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

Job 20:28

The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

Psalm 107:34

A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Isaiah 5:10

Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of a homer shall yield an ephah.

Jeremiah 14:4

Because the ground is parched, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Jeremiah 44:18

But since we ceased to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have lacked all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

Ezekiel 4:16-17

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:

Joel 1:10-13

The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the grain is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.

Amos 4:6-9

And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned unto me, says the LORD.

Micah 6:14-15

You shall eat, but not be satisfied; and hunger shall be in your midst; and you shall carry away, but shall not save; and that which you save will I give up to the sword.

Zechariah 5:4

I will bring it forth, says the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that swears falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with its timber and its stones.

Malachi 2:2

If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.

Malachi 3:9-11

You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.

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